Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Teaser: Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan
Tarnie chucked the bird under the chin. "Well, you're obviously smitten," he said. "Got a name for him yet?"
"No," said Polly dubiously. "The vet told me not to give him one."
"You can't just call him "the puffin". What about Pete?"
"Peter Puffin?" said Polly. "Not sure. Sounds a bit like a newsreader. What about Muffin?"
"MUFFIN?" said Tarnie. "I can't believe you'd inflict that on the poor thing. All the other birds will laugh their heads off at him."
-- Little Beach Street Bakery, page 69
Polly Waterford is recovering from a toxic relationship. Unable to afford their townhouse, she has to move miles away from everyone, to the sleepy little seaside resort of Polbearne, where she lives alone above an abandoned shop.
And so Polly takes out her frustrations on her favourite hobby: making bread. But what was previously a weekend diversion suddenly becomes far more important as she pours her emotions into kneading and pounding the dough, and each loaf becomes better and better. With nuts and seeds, olives and chorizo, with local honey (courtesy of local bee keeper, Huckle), and with reserves of determination and creativity Polly never knew she had, she bakes and bakes and bakes . . . And people start to hear about it.
Sometimes, bread really is life . . . And Polly is about to reclaim hers.
What do you think? What's your teaser this week, leave a link you your post, so I can stop by, or tell us in the comments.