Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays, where we get together to share bits of our current reads.  Hosted by Should Be Reading, here’s how to play:

Here’s how it works:

  • 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!

Today I’m spotlighting a book by an author I’ve enjoyed, so I’m looking forward to this one.  Goodnight, Beautiful, is by Dorothy Koomson.

Here’s a blurb on Amazon: (my copy of this book is an ARC):

Nova Kumalisi and Mal Wacken have been best friends since childhood (and secretly half in love with each other). Nova would lay down her life for Mal, but then Mal comes to her with a proposition that makes her nervous. Mal’s wife, Stephanie, is unable to have children, and they want Nova to be the surrogate mother. Nova agrees, but Stephanie, already somewhat suspicious, finds a text message from Mal to Nova that suggests they were more than friends and forces him to cut all ties to his best friend and his son. Eight years later, Nova and Mal are still not speaking to each other, and Nova is raising their son, Leo, by herself. But when Leo becomes critically ill, Nova realizes that despite their estrangement, Mal needs to know his son before it’s too late. Is there too much bitterness, anger, and deceit between Mal, Nova, and Stephanie, or can it be bridged in time? Koomson’s fifth novel is a dramatic, intense story about love and forgiveness….

Teaser:  Mum often told us that when she and Dad moved into this street about eleven years ago, those very same neighbors wouldn’t talk to them.  The women would often stand in groups in the street, gossiping, but would stop talking when Mum walked past; they stared at her if she smiled at them in the shops; they refused to take parcels in for her from the postman.  p. 66.

What books are you excerpting today?  Please stop by and tease me with your comments and links.

32 thoughts on “TEASER TUESDAYS — OCT. 19

  1. What rude people. I’d be so angry that they treated my mother this way… I hope things turned around since 11 years ago.

    Great teaser and looking forward to hearing how the plot develops.


  2. I’ve only read one Dorothy Koomson book before but I loved it. I have got this book waiting for me on my bookshelf and I’m hoping to get to it soon! Great teaser – got to feel sorry for the family though!


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