Tuesday Teaser & Intro: To Move the World

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I thought I had one more book after this in The Power of the Matchmaker series, but somehow I don’t. I don’t have it in my email or on my Kindle, so I think I just received a JPG of the cover and it was sent to my Kindle and tricked me into thinking I had one more. This will be the last book I review in the series from Kathy @ I Am A Reader. I only missed out on two books in the series (the last two).


32323292Synopsis ~ To Move the World by Regina Sirois

Eve Brannon never had to bother planning out her future. In the Yorkshire dales where life is harder, it is also simpler. Next in line to inherit her family’s farm, she will raise another generation of children and sheep high in the uplands of England. Waiting until next year when she is 19 to marry her father’s handsome hired hand, Alan, is the detail she added herself.

But in 1939 even the most stalwart corners of the world are vibrating with the tremors of change. Eve’s long-anticipated proposal comes on the wings of losing Alan to the Royal Army and at the brink of the farm’s profitable war years the sheep herd is decimated by a mysterious illness. With her steady future suddenly in the clutches of a capricious fate, Eve is introduced to Jonathon Doran, a land manager anxious to prove himself in a crisis, and she discovers that the solid earth beneath her feet is moving after all.

 

Chapter 1

8th February 1939

I lost my breath as soon as I tore enough parcel paper away to see the black case. Even the Smith Corona embossed on the side couldn’t make me entirely believe it. “It’s months ’til my birthday and Christmas is over.” I turned to Dad who fought back an embarrassed grin before I unlatched the lid to reveal her sleeping inside, burgundy body curled in a nest of black satin. I shrieked once, then started cooing in the same voice I use when a lamb is born. William got impatient and made a grab for her.


Teaser

“That is your wisdom and not your mustache,” she informed him. [Loc 2343]

 

“You ask the oddest things. Someday someone will turn it on you.” [Loc 3013]

Would you keep reading? 

tuesdayTeaser Tuesday is hosted by The PurpleBooker. Post two sentences from somewhere in a book you’re reading. No spoilers, please! List the author and book title too. Link up HERE.

First Chapter/First Paragraph/Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea. To participate, share the first paragraph (or a few) from a book you’re reading or thinking about reading soon. Link up HERE.

 

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