Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past by Sharyn McCrumb

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of  Should Be Reading.
Anyone can participate. 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! 

"Shirley had Nora Bonesteel to thank for her newly-planted flower beds, filled with only local plants species. But, when the Haverty's Christmas tree was felled by that non-existent gust of wind, Shirley had remembered her neighbor's other talent and decided to fight local ghosts with local magic, if that's what it was."

From Goodreads.com:

"When someone buys the old Honeycutt house, Nora Bonesteel is glad to see some life brought back to the old mansion, even if it is by summer people. But when they decide to stay through Christmas, they find more than old memories in the walls. On Christmas Eve, Sheriff Spencer Arrowwood and Deputy Joe LeDonne find themselves on an unwelcome call to arrest an elderly man for a minor offense. As they attempt to do their duty, while doing the right thing for a neighbor, it begins to look like they may all spend Christmas away from home. In a story of spirits, memories, and angels unaware, Sharyn McCrumb revisits her most loved characters who know there is more to this world than the eye can see, especially at Christmastime. "

Nora Bonesteel is one of my favorite characters from the Ballad series by Sharyn McCrumb. She is kind and sensible. Knows more than a thing or two about plants. And has a touch of sight.

What book are you reading this week? Please leave your teaser or a link to it in the comments. I look forward to hearing from you!


  1. Looks like a great holiday read!

    1. I think so too. Enjoying it so far!

  2. I read some Sharyn McCrumb in the past, but not this series. I love series, so I may check it out. Mine this week is from White Fire by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child at http://wp.me/pZnGI-gh

    1. love the Ballad series by Sharyn McCrumb. Each book loosely relates to an old time ballad. The first one is If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O. There is more information on her website. http://www.sharynmccrumb.com/ballad_overview.asp

  3. Thanks for the link, Laura. I think I've read The first one is If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O. The title is very familiar but it might just be from the song, I can't be sure. It was some of McCrumb's Elizabeth MacPherson series that I do remember reading.

  4. A good one for the season. Thanks for sharing a new author.
    Here's my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/12/09/teaser-tuesdays-91-a-zombie-christmas-giveaway-and-freebies/

    1. Thanks for sharing a new-to-me author as well. Zombie Christmas sounds interesting. That's only the second Christmas book I know that includes Zombies. The first one was The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore.