Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays, our weekly bookish meme hosted by Miz B, at Should Be Reading.

Here’s how it works.

  • 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.

Today I’m excerpting from my current read, Waiting for Spring, by R. J. Keller—an ARC from the Amazon Vine program.


A recently divorced woman trudges out of one small, Maine town and into an even smaller one, hoping to escape her pain. Instead she finds herself surrounded by people who are trudging on, just like her. Waiting for things to get better. Waiting for spring. Waiting For Spring takes readers beyond the lighthouses and rocky beaches tourists visit and drops them instead into a rural Maine town that is filled with displaced factory workers who struggle with poverty and loss, yet push onward with stubbornness and humor.


Teaser:  The first question people insist on asking a new acquaintance is:  What do you do for a living? I hated that.  Insecurity, probably, because I’m not a lawyer or a doctor or any of those other professions that make people say, Oh…in that reverent, awestruck way. p. 18


So that’s it…so far, I’m really enjoying this read, and the MC has left her old town and is settling into a new one.  She has left behind pain, loss, and secrets.

What are you sharing today?  I hope you’ll stop by….


  1. Hi Laurel-Rain,

    I guess that this one could be quite an emotional read and quite poignant, given how many people are finding themselves in that exact situation, right now.

    We certainly have many areas, here in the UK, where there are more unemployed people, than employed, and I know how I feel, when the exact same question from your teaser lines, is asked of me!!

    Love the book cover as well, evokes the right feeling of desolation, before you even begin to read.

    Luckily, the weather is not at all like that here right now. Spring is definitely here, the sun is shining and the hedgerows are alive with spring flowers and nesting birds.

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  2. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, “Waiting for Spring” even the title tell me that this will be a book of winter memories and new growth. I love the teaser and added the book to my TBR.

    Have a lovely day.


    1. I especially hated that question when I was starting over somewhere at an entry level position…that seemed to happen after a “break” due to a pregnancy…LOL.

      Thanks for stopping by, Joy.


    1. Thanks for stopping by, Grace…I chose this one to review because it sounded so good. Plus, I liked the synopsis. The story is very engaging, and as I read into the night, I felt very connected to the characters. The book has 591 pages, though, so reading in fits and starts isn’t going to get it done.

      Must read more often and faster!


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