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Teaser Tuesdays: Fingersmith

Posted on the 17 October 2017 by Cheekymeeky

In spite of an unpromising start, I ended up really loving Fingersmith. This is a very Dickensian tale that involves orphans, asylums, devious plots, and yes, a touching love story.

Here's a short quote that I love and which I thought conveyed the intense attraction that Sue felt for Maud really beautifully.

Teaser Tuesdays: Fingersmith

I felt that thread that had come between us, tugging, tugging at my heart - so hard, it hurt me.

A hundred times I almost rose, almost went in to her; a hundred times I thought, Go to her! Why are you waiting? Go back to her side!

But every time, I thought of what would happen if I did. I knew that I couldn't lie beside her, without wanting to touch her.

I couldn't have felt her breath upon my mouth, without wanting to kiss her.

And I couldn't have kissed her, without wanting to save her.

~ Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Have you read this book? What did you think about it? You can see my review here.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Teaser Tuesdays: Fingersmith
  • 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!

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