Tuesday intro: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

Once again I’m linking up again with Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea who hosts a post every Tuesday for people to share the first chapter / paragraph of the book they are reading, or thinking of reading soon.

tuesdayI’m also joining in with Teaser Tuesday, hosted by The Purple Booker, where you share teasers from your current read. I read a lot of these posts over the course of an average Tuesday so thought it would be fun to join in here too.

This week, I’m reading one of my library books that has to go back this time round after numerous renewals, The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. 

Here’s what it’s about…

Weird Sisters There is no problem that a library card can’t solve.

The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there.

See, we love each other. We just don’t happen to like each other very much.

But the sisters soon discover that everything they’ve been running from — one another, their small hometown, and themselves — might offer more than they ever expected.

Here’s how it starts…


We came home because we were failures. We wouldn’t admit that, of course, not at first, not to ourselves, and certainly not to anyone else.  We said we came home because our mother was ill, because we needed a break, a momentary pause before setting off for the Next Big Thing.  But the truth was, we had failed, and rather than let anyone else know, we crafted careful excuses and alibis, and wrapped them around ourselves like a cloak to keep out the cold truth.  The first stage: denial. 

And here are some teasers…

“Jonathan nodded, looking thoughtfully at Rose.  Oh, our Rose.  Her hair up like a Gibson girl, her skin stained pretty pink from the blushing, face bare of make-up, one of those flowing outfits that hid her curves, beauty and honour in her so mingled…be would he see it?” (page 61)


“At the hospital they wouldn’t allow us to go farther than the lobby, so we kissed her goodbye there.” (page 135)

What do you think – would you keep on reading?

Emma x


  1. I really, really liked this book. Hope you do too!

    1. That’s two recommendations now from people who have read the book…exciting!

  2. Oh yes! I would – especially if there was a twist of paranormal in there? Or is that just my wishful thinking? Thank you for sharing Emma:) My TT this week – a prescient mage in a bind… https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/11/28/teaser-tuesday-28th-november-2017/

    1. I am not sure…I’ll let you know!

      1. Thank you!

  3. Yes, I’d keep reading. And that first sentence hooked me immediately!

    My TT from Ring In The Year With Murder

    1. Fingers crossed the whole book is as good as the intro x

  4. I like the first paragraph. It makes me want to hear more of their story. And I like the cover too!

    1. Me too. I have high hopes for this book….fingers crossed 😜

  5. Sounds like an interesting story. My book this week is The End of All Things by John Scalzi from my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

  6. Sounds like an interesting book. Hope you’re enjoying it! My Teaser is from the Noticer by Andy Andrews.

    1. Doesn’t it? I hope it’s as good as it sounds!

  7. I loved this book, which I read several years ago. (Six years, according to my Goodreads review). I was drawn in by the Shakespearean references (and title); the family issues made me smile, as most families have some rivalries and long to hide their failures from the others. Thanks for sharing…

    1. Good to know. The title drew me in. I love it x

  8. Sounds interesting! I love the title 😊

    1. Doesn’t it. I loved the title when I saw it.

  9. Sounds good, I may read it.

    1. I’ll let you know how it is x

  10. I liked this book. Hope it turns out to be a great read for you as well.

  11. Nowadays you can’t get the kids out of the house, let alone them coming back. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  12. I would definitely keep reading! I loved Brown’s Light of Paris a few years ago and this one has been on my TBR ever since. Looking forward to your thoughts on it!

    1. This book is getting lots of praise. I can see why.

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