Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Teaser Tuesday

I'm back, after a week of missing Teaser Tuesday, I have one.

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

"You think about him more than sometimes.  You think about him at work, at the dinner table, here in this room, and, why even Coring says you hardly talk to her anymore.  And even David has questioned your silence."

The book is "My Enemy, My Beloved" by Karl Vanghen.  It is historical.  Here is a description from Goodreads.

On the day following the historic breakthrough of the American army into Aachen, Germany, sixteen-year-old Elsa Sommer drove into New Ulm, Minnesota, from her father s farm to keep a dentist appointment. A cavity had cost her a night s sleep. Elsa had been farm reared and toughened by weather and labor. Even so, throughout her youth, and by following the example of her parents, she had acquired a belief in God as strong as faith could make it. She thought often about the boys in uniform, innocents caught up in a maelstrom of horror. War news always saddened her, and for that reason it was seldom discussed at the dinner table. Many of the folks in New Ulm were of German extraction, immigrants mostly. Some had arrived in America just before Europe had been swept up in Hitler s fiendish hand. Scores of residents had relatives in Germany, and many harbored strong memories of their homeland. Some looked upon the war with a split allegiance. But although their minds still retained visions of the Fatherland, their hearts prayed for the American boys who had breached the Siegfried Line and were now fighting on German soil. The war had taken away the best of them, and hearts were heavy. Most everyone in town knew of someone in the service. As if to augment the news from Europe, work had been ongoing for some time at the abandoned CCC camp south of the city. Those who kept tabs on such things indicated that it would soon become a prisoner-of-war camp to house a contingent of Germans coming up from Algona, Iowa. Brown County was short of labor, and manpower was needed to keep the factories running at full output. Despite their Germanic ties, many in New Ulm disliked the prospect of having young enemy soldiers living in such close proximity with them. Unfortunately, they had no choice but to go along with the government decree . .

I received this book from the author to review and I am reading it to go with Bitsy bling's Historical Tour de Genre. (Link in left sidebar)  I love multitasking.


  1. Good teaser. Sounds like an interesting book, but very sad. Hope you enjoy it.

  2. Not my type of reading...But, I hope you enjoy your book. Check out what my Tuesday Teaser is.

  3. Sounds like someone is obsessed!

    mine is here: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/readerly-teaser-tueday-the-mysterious-lady-law/

  4. For some reason this reminds me of Summer of My German Soldier which is one of my favorites. Great teaser! :)

  5. Happy Teaser Tuesday!!! My teaser this week is for Mistwood by Leah Cypess which is currently discount on Amazon for only $6.50 for a new hardcover copy!!! I posted a link to the price! Finally, a great fantasy book that really feels like the older fantasy novels written by favorites like Tamora Pierce and Sharon Shinn!

    Emma Michaels

  6. I have not read too many historical books but will probably start soon. I like your teaser .. Here is mine


  7. Um well can you blame her if he is away fighting and thats how I take it? I could be wrong.

    My Teaser Tuesday


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