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Teaser Tuesdays — “Dunaway’s Crossing”

Posted in Teaser Tuesday with tags , , , on September 26, 2012 by JE Cornett


“Bea Dot stood on the back of the wagon while Will was doing something to the hem of her skirt. What on earth could they be doing?”

Hmm. What indeed is Will doing to Bea Dot’s skirt. For that matter, who’s Will and who’s Bea Dot?

That, my dears is a random teaser from Nancy Brandon’s Dunaway’s Crossing.

Here’s a synopsis, courtesy of Amazon:

It’s 1918 when newlywed Bea Dot Ferguson leaves her posh Savannah lifestyle to visit her cousin in rural Pineview, Georgia. Her purpose: to escape an abusive husband, who knows her shameful secret. Immediately, she learns she’s traded one perilous situation for another, for Pineview has been infected with deadly Spanish influenza. With the help of Great War veteran Will Dunaway, Bea Dot finds herself fighting for survival, not only against her husband’s brutality, but also against the deadliest virus the world has ever known.

So Dunaway’s Crossing is the kind of fluffy Southern historical fiction that I like to read from time to time — think Ann Rivers Siddons or something of the like. The post-WWI setting is one that’s pretty rare in historical fiction, so I found that interesting, along with the setting. If historical “women’s fiction” as it’s called it your thing, check¬†Dunaway’s Crossing¬†out. I just discovered when I linked to it that it’s only .99 at Amazon right now. So buy it, even!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just open your current read to a random page and share a few sentences. Be careful not to include spoilers!