Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: Keeping the House

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Keeping the House by Ellen Baker p. 88

"The ballroom was hot-packed with soldiers and girls, swirling, turning, swinging, stomping, to music as glint-bright as the trumpets, trombones, saxophones, of the band on the red-spangled stage under blazing lights. More than one of the uniformed boys was inclined to life his partner above his head, then swing her down suddenly, legs knifing between his legs, then just as quickly lift her up face-to-face again, his smile bright in her vision."

This is in 1943 during WWII. I can almost hear the bank and see the dancers dong the jitterbug or the swing. It's such a visual description.

1 comment:

Kay said...

Oh lovely! I can hear the music too. And after reading your full review, I went to Amazon to check the book out. It was offered for $1.99. I snatched it up. :-)