In spite of an unpromising start, I ended up really loving Fingersmith. This is a very Dickensian tale that involves orphans, asylums, devious plots, and yes, a touching love story.
Here’s a short quote that I love and which I thought conveyed the intense attraction that Sue felt for Maud really beautifully.
I felt that thread that had come between us, tugging, tugging at my heart – so hard, it hurt me.
A hundred times I almost rose, almost went in to her; a hundred times I thought, Go to her! Why are you waiting? Go back to her side!
But every time, I thought of what would happen if I did. I knew that I couldn’t lie beside her, without wanting to touch her.
I couldn’t have felt her breath upon my mouth, without wanting to kiss her.
And I couldn’t have kissed her, without wanting to save her.
~ Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Have you read this book? What did you think about it? You can see my review here.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. 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!