Teaser Tuesdays: Lady Audley’s Secret


After a spate of Young Adult, Fantasy, and dystopia, reading Lady Audley’s Secret is a pleasant change of pace. It’s fast-moving but extremely descriptive at the same time, and I am loving it so far 🙂 .

Here is the first paragraph of the book that describes Audley Court:

Audley Court lay down in a hollow, rich with fine old timber and luxuriant pastures.

You came upon it through an avenue of limes, bordered on either side by meadows, over the high hedges of which the cattle looked inquisitively at you as you passed, wondering, perhaps what you wanted; for there was no thoroughfare, and unless you were going to the Court, you could have no business in that sheltered roadway.

~ Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Doesn’t this paragraph just have you all dreamy?

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!
  • The Candid Cover

    This does have a far away dreamy feel to it! Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

  • karen

    I haven’t read this in ages! I think a re-read will be in my not-terribly-distant future! My TT is from the third book in Heather Graham’s Krewe of Hunters series http://wellreadpiratequeen.blogspot.com/2015/08/teasertuesday-25-heather-grahams-sacred.html

  • Great read! I read it a while back. I’ve really enjoyed every book by Braddon that I’ve read. And they’re free!

    My TT this week is from the 10th Carlotta Carlyle mystery: https://madamevauquer.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/deep-pockets-linda-barnes/

    • Nishita

      @disqus_Wk0BCUkdBq:disqus I am really enjoying this one too. Which other books by her do you recommend?

      • I’m sort of late answering this. I’ve read about half a dozen books by Braddon and enjoyed them all. The most recent which I only finished a couple of weeks ago is Wyllard’s Weird. It was a killer book! I was wondering at the beginning and it’s one of those books where you know how it is going to end quite early in the book, but yet I was still breathlessly reading to see how they would get to the end. It’s long, but also free, as most of hers are at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50037

  • Sandra Nachlinger

    I love the description of that beautiful setting. I want to be there! I hope you’re enjoying the story.
    My Tuesday post features SAMUEL & SOPHIA.

    • Nishita

      @sandranachlinger:disqus Oh, I’d love to be there. Sounds just so heavenly.

  • literaryfeline

    Oh, yes! That is quite dreamy. I love it. I’m reading something a bit different than what I have been reading lately too. Although not much different, now that I think about it. I can’t seem to pull myself away from the mysteries as of late. Not that I’m complaining. 🙂

    • Nishita

      @literaryfeline:disqus It’s always nice to read something a little different from your usual genre 🙂

  • It’s nice to have a change of pace sometimes. Thanks for sharing. Here’s my post http://www.sharonsbooknook.com/2015/08/25/teaser-tuesday-naked/

  • Classics definitely have poetic language, and this sounds beautiful, Nish! I hope you’re enjoying it!

    Have a terrific Tuesday and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    • sjhigbee

      Thank you Nishita for popping over to my site – I haven’t had the pleasure of this classic read, though thoroughly enjoyed your opening sequence:). As for The Thousand Names, it’s great fun.

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