Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: October 29

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  1. Grab your current read
  2. Open to a random page
  3. 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!

This week I am teasing The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore. Here’s a synopsis from Goodreads.

Emmalee Bullard and her new baby are on their own. Or so she thinks, until Leona Lane, the older seamstress who sat by her side at the local shirt factory where both women worked as collar makers, insists Emmalee come and live with her.  Just as Emmalee prepares to escape her hardscrabble life in Red Chert holler, Leona dies tragically.  Grief-stricken, Emmalee decides she’ll make Leona’s burying dress, but there are plenty of people who don't think the unmarried Emmalee should design a dress for a Christian woman - or care for a child on her own. But with every stitch, Emmalee struggles to do what is right for her daughter and to honor Leona the best way she can, finding unlikely support among an indomitable group of seamstresses and the town’s funeral director. In a moving tale exploring Southern spirit and camaraderie among working women, a young mother will compel a town to become a community.

Here’s my teaser!

Emmalee paid no attention to her father’s direction and jumped from the truck before he came to a full stop. She ran toward the house, but Runt met her at the top step.
The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore, pg 202


  1. Sounds interesting. I hope you are enjoying the book. My teasers this week come from Fortune's Pawn by Rachel Bach and The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa. Happy reading!

  2. I'm glad you included the synopsis. This sounds very interesting. Here is mine and Mine .

  3. Ooh nice tease! Wonder what happened that caused her to run?!

    Thanks for visiting my teaser!

  4. Now I'm wondering if she was running away or toward something.

  5. LOL. I featured this book on my Teaser too! Didn't you just love it? Here's the LINK.

  6. That looks like an interesting read. I need to find a copy of that book, whether it be on print or an electronic version.

    1. I was lucky enough to win a print copy, but it is also available as an ebook. I just saw yesterday that my local library has the ebook available through Overdrive.

  7. Definitely a book I'd read! Sounds intense.