I'm super excited to be part of the Tangi's Teardrops blog tour today and to share an awesome excerpt with you. Please keep reading for an awesome sneak-peek!
When Tangi's father dies, he leaves her nothing but three empty bottles.
A kind uncle takes the poverty-stricken girl and her stepsisters in, and for a
time life gets better on his farm. But Tangi remains a lonely outsider; her
stepsisters tease her for her crippled leg, and the housekeepers use her like a
Just before her thirteenth birthday, Tangi learns the truth about her father's
strange legacy: the three bottles aren't empty any more. They're filled with
all the tears she's cried since her father died, and her tears are enchanted.
She must use them to travel to Rosevine, the world of her dead mother. Tangi
not only belongs there but is necessary to keep Rosevine alive.
Tangi's tears will save Rosevine, and Rosevine will save Tangi from a
cruelty-filled life, except for one thing: Tangi's lost the bottles.
Tangi stopped midstride and turned. As she walked back to the ditch, a
little laugh escaped her lips. She reminded herself of Sarah, the crazy woman
of the village, talking to herself, hearing things no one else heard.
But what did she have to lose? She would take another look, and if she
still saw nothing, she’d leave without turning back.
She bent lower at the waist and peered into the ditch.
All of a sudden, the ditch filled with crystal clear water.
She jumped away, her heart pounding wildly, and then moved closer again.
Then the rain stopped. Sunrays slanted through the dark clouds and the
air was suddenly heavy with the scent of roses.
When the water reached the rim, the ditch transformed into a pond. The
crystal water shimmered. The mud had disappeared and the green of the leaves
seemed more vivid. No sign at all that it had rained just a few seconds ago.
The reflection of a handsome man’s face stared up at her—short, curly
hair, big brown eyes, and the whitest teeth she had ever seen. He seemed to be
somewhere in his twenties.
“Hi, Tangi, I’m Daryle, the prince of Rosevine. I didn’t mean to scare
you. I came to show you a way out of this world.”
I'm totally excited for this one and I hope you are too!