Monday, April 30, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - Table for Five


Today's Teaser Tuesday features third-grade teacher Lily Robinson in Table for Five, written by Susan Wiggs. I'm about halfway through and enjoying the story. Here's the opening:
       "Hey, Miss Robinson, want to know how to figure out your porn-star name?" asked Russell Clark, bouncing on the balls of his feet toward the school bus.
       "I think I'll make it through the day without that." Lily Robinson put a hand on the boy's shoulder to keep him from bouncing off the covered sidewalk and into the driving rain.


Here's the book's synopsis from Amazon
      Lily Robinson and Sean McGuire have nothing in common. She guards her independent lifestyle with a ferocity that hides a fear of love and the pain it can bring. He's always been a rolling stone, making his own way. But with the sudden deaths of a couple close to them both, the two become joined in grief and a knowledge that they must step up and care for the three orphaned children.
      With little more than hope and dedication, these five embark on a cross-country road trip filled with the ups and downs, the joys and frustrations that make up a family. Along the way, Lily and Sean and these troubled children will discover that even when you've lost everything, love still remains.


A prolific author, Susan Wiggs's books always entertain, and this one is no exception.

 
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Here's the link:Teaser Tuesday

37 comments:

  1. Oh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book so much!! It made me laugh and cry--definitely need tissues for this one but such a great story!!! Great teaser!!

    Here is mine: http://bellesbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/04/teaser-tuesday-may-1st.html

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    1. I've enjoy every Susan Wiggs book I've read.

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  2. What a statement! My teaser comes from the Inspector Grant series by Josephine Tey.

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    1. I think Susan Wiggs came up with a great opener for her book, don't you?

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  3. I haven't read this one but it sounds like one I would like. You can feel the energy in the child.

    Here's My Teaser

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    1. Russell Clark comes up a couple of times in the book. He's just a rambunctious little kid.

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  4. I remember the porn star name meme! I think it involved pet names LOL! Thanks for visiting Read@UTS!

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    1. Me too, and I think you're right about pet names being part of it.

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    1. The main character is a devoted teacher. Wiggs does a good job of showing that.

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  6. Ha! The one I heard involved pet names and street names.

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  7. lol love it kids really do say the darnedest things

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    1. The main character is a 3rd grade teacher, so her students keep her hopping.

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  8. fun tease! seems like a really enjoyable read!

    TRISH - My T.T.

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  9. I haven't read this author yet, but I have one of her books on my stacks. This one sounds good!

    Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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    1. Susan Wiggs has written a ton of books, many of these series.

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  10. I love that teaser!!! LOL! Too funny.

    Thanks for stopping by LIO!

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    1. There was a lot of humor in this book, but lots of touching scenes too.

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  11. i can't help myself, anytime I hear Miss Robinson, the Mrs Robinson song sticks in my head, and then the teaser throws in the porn star name.. I think Mrs Robinson would do just fine, LOL. Sounds like a good read, happy reading, Book Savvy Babe

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    1. Me too! Am I revealing my age here? "Hide in the hiding place where no one ever goes. Put it in your pantry with your cupcakes."

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  12. This one sounds really good, but also like it could be quite an emotional read. I hope you enjoy(ed) it! Thanks for visiting!

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    1. It was touching, but not boo-hoo (for me, at least).

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  13. Darn! I wanted to know what her porn star name would be. LOL

    Great teaser. Please check out my teaser.

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  14. Love that teaser! Although I kinda wanted to know the porn star name too. Hehe!

    Here's my TT.

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  15. "And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson . . . " HeeHee, sorry that just popped into my mind after reading your teaser ^_~ Good choice this week!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    sinn @ sinnful books

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    1. Seems like several of us have the same response to the name "Mrs. Robinson."

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  16. lol. I've heard that one before :)

    Here's my TT and a giveaway:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2012/05/teaser-tuesday-5112.html

    Colletta

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  17. Interesting teaser. I haven't read a single book by this author. After reading your teaser I definitely will. :)

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    1. You'll have plenty to choose from! I went to Susan Wiggs's website to see how many books she authored, and I stopped counting at 60.

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  18. Susan Wiggs is always great! I can't wait to read this book.

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  19. lol, great teaser! Oh, these kids =P

    Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier this week! =)

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  20. It sounds like 'Life as we know it..' and I am actually a fan of Susan Wiggs. Maybe I could read it at some point. Interesting choice!

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