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Teaser Tuesday ~ Jan. 30, 2018 ~ The Step-Spinsters by @MadinaPaola

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, a Meme, created by The Purple Booker, that wants you to add books to your TBR, or just share what you are currently reading. It is very easy to play along:

-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! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.


Here’s my current read:

The Step-Spinsters by Madina Papadopoulos

THE STEP-SPINSTERS Book Cover (Front)

Here are my teasers (no spoilers):

“When she walked through the market, if one villager dared murmur how Cinderella was quite brazen to show off her forearms without shame, twenty more would rise to her defense, all blaming Isabelle, her evil stepmother, for not sending her to the local tailor for new clothes.”


I barely started this book a few days ago but haven’t had time to read it with exams taking precedent. I took a quote from fairly early into the book to avoid spoilering myself! So far, I think it’s funny. It’s a lot more comical than I thought it would be. If you like humor and fairy-tale-retellings you should check out this one.


Amazon Blurb:

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away…

…(actually, in Medieval France, to be exact) there lived Cinderella’s stepsisters, Fredegonde the tall and Javotte the small. They wake up the morning after the legendary ball to learn that they each still have a chance to be the bride—all they have to do is make their feet fit into that tricky slipper. Alas, these two damsels under stress never quite seem to fit in anywhere. But that doesn’t stop them from wishing and hoping as they set upon a quest for grooms and grandeur of their own.

This book is a Kindle Scout winner!

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3 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday ~ Jan. 30, 2018 ~ The Step-Spinsters by @MadinaPaola

  1. Enjoyed the Tuesday Teaser. Here’s mine from Jennifer Egan’s book of short stories (some previously published in magazines) Emerald City:
    From the short story, “One Piece” which explores whether someone can be a jinx to others
    “The first long limb is high above the flames and a little to one side. On my belly, I slither to the end and look down…Sweat drips down my face, and I feel it running inside my clothes…I rise halfway to my feet and jump…”
    All of the stories are sophisticated, and many are set in New York city. Others take the reader as far as Spain, China, and Bulgaria.

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