Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson

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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week my teaser comes from Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson which will be released on Feb. 12. This book is the sequel to her 2007 Newbery Honor Book Hattie Big Sky. Here is the description:
After leaving Uncle Chester's homestead claim, orphan Hattie Brooks throws a lasso around a new dream, even bigger than the Montana sky. She wants to be a reporter, knowing full well that a few pieces published in the Arlington News will not suffice. Real reporters must go to Grand Places, and do Grand Things, like Hattie's hero Nellie Bly. Another girl might be stymied by this, but Hattie has faced down a hungry wolf and stood up to a mob of angry men. Nothing can squash her desire to write for a big city newspaper. A letter and love token from Uncle Chester's old flame in San Francisco fuels that desire and Hattie jumps at the opportunity to get there by working as a seamstress for a traveling acting troupe. This could be her chance to solve the mystery of her "scoundrel" uncle and, in the process, help her learn more about herself. But Hattie must first tell Charlie that she will not join him in Seattle. Even though her heart approves of Charlie's plan for their marriage, her mind fears that saying yes to him would be saying no to herself. Hattie holds her own in the big city, literally pitching her way to a byline, and a career that could be even bigger than Nellie Bly's. But can making headlines compensate for the pain of betrayal and lost love? Hattie must dig deep to find her own true place in the world. Kirby Larson once again creates a lovingly written novel about the remarkable and resilient young orphan, Hattie Inez Brooks.
And even though my heart approved of Charlie's plan for an "us," my mind feared that saying yes to him was saying no to myself. I needed to find my own place in the world. My own true place.


  1. Definitely something I can relate to...how making one kind of choice negates another. And we do have to find our own true place.


  2. Nice teaser. I think I know how that feels like.

    ai love books

  3. OOh nice tease! Has me wondering all kinds of things!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. I'm curious what her own place turns out to be - good teaser.

  5. This sounds like something I'd like. Great teaser.


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