Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, from Tuesday/First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by Should Be Reading.

Just grab your book and share the opening lines; then find another excerpt that “teases” the reader.

Today’s excerpts are from Rain, by Leigh K. Cunningham.

Winner, Literary Fiction category, 2011 Indie Excellence Awards.
Silver medalist, 2011 Independent Publisher Awards (IPPY), Regional Fiction: Australia/New Zealand.

Set in provincial Australia in the early sixties, Rain is a multigenerational family saga that chronicles the lives of three generations of the Wallin sawmilling dynasty. It explores the often difficult but enduring ties between mothers and daughters, men and women: the sacrifices, compromises, and patterns of emotion that repeat themselves through generations.

In a journey that spans four decades and crosses the globe, Rain is an epic tale of the choices and consequences that comprise one family’s history. By turn dark and amusing, Rain delivers an emotionally charged revelation about love, loss, guilt, self-discovery and redemption. The enduring question of family bonds, escapable or not, divides, conquers, and triumphs.


Intro:  Maine was a town with immunity from outbreaks of new ways of thinking.  Bohemians had never penetrated its outer limits, nor had the beatniks, and the Hippies would go the same way—around the perimeter.  The Aquarian age that blew through elsewhere releasing seeds that would sprout rebellion and enlightenment, passed over Maine at a great altitude.


Teaser:  Michael would have slept longer, but the familiar stench of potato cakes had exacerbated his alcohol-induced nausea.  p. 24


Now I’m off to see what the rest of you are sharing….


  1. Interesting! I hadn’t heard of this one yet so thank you for sending me in the right direction, I’m always on the lookout for new reads 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice!


  2. Mmmm, potato cakes! That is something I haven’t had since I lived at home. That would haul me out of bed to, regardless of how gross I felt haha. Great teaser 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!


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