Welcome to this week’s Teaser Tuesday!
The rules are simple:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share one or two sentences from that page
- Avoid spoilers – Pick a sentence that doesn’t give too much away
Today’s teaser comes from Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson. It’s a book I received from NetGalley but haven’t had chance to read yet. It’s available on the kindle this week and the paperback follows next month. It’s a retelling of Mansfield Park and I’m really into retellings at the moment so I’m keen to get to it!
About the Book: Sixteen-year-old Finley Price has perfected two things: how to direct a world-class production, and how to fly way, way under the radar. The only person who ever seems to notice Finley is her best friend, the Bertram’s son Oliver. If she could just take Oliver’s constant encouragement to heart and step out of the shadows, she’d finally chase her dream of joining the prestigious Mansfield Theater.
When teen movie stars Emma and Harlan Crawford move next door to the Bertram’s, they immediately set their sights on Oliver and his cunning sister, Juliette, shaking up Finley and Oliver’s stable friendship. As Emma and Oliver grow closer, Harlan finds his attention shifting from Juliette to the quiet, enigmatic, and thoroughly unimpressed Finley. Out of boredom, Harlan decides to make her fall in love with him. Problem is, the harder he seeks to win her, the harder he falls for her.
But Finley doesn’t want to be won, and she doesn’t want to see Oliver with anyone else. To claim Oliver’s heart—and keep her own—she’ll have to find the courage to do what she fears most: step into the spotlight.
These are the first few sentences.
Finley Price was a fool.
She stared at her computer screen with a dry mouth, absentmindedly rubbing one of the small, circular scars branded into her right shoulder. The words “Mansfield Theater Youth Application” mocked her in bold font, as if they knew she didn’t deserve the spot. As if they knew how ridiculous she was to even apply.
Yet here she was, her free hand hovering over the mouse. Like a fool. Surely, it wouldn’t hurt to just answer another question. It’s not like she had to submit the application.
Does this sound like something you’d want to read? Share a teaser from your own current read leave me a comment below!