Excerpt from Candle Star

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

You recently read an excerpt from Those Who Believe on my TeaserTuesday. I have uploaded it to Kindle and am just waiting for it to show up on Amazon. You should be able to get it sometime today! Now available for purchase!

Last week I finished The Candle Star (Divided Decade Trilogy Book 1) by Michelle Isenhoff, a young adult novel set around the Underground Railway. It definitely kept my interest! Jumping straight to a teaser:

The man bent in a sweeping bow. “Miss Preston,” he said, smiling openly now, “I’m pleased to meet you. I am your uncle, Isaac Milford.”
She gaped at him. “You can’t be!”

Michelle Isenhoff, The Candle Star

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Emily Preston has plans for her life; plans in direct oppostion to her parents’ wishes. After a moment of high spirits – a tantrum her mother called it – she is shipped off to stay with her Uncle Isaac. But his Detroit hotel is nothing like the beautiful plantation she has always known.

In Detroit, Emily meets Malachi, a son of freed slaves who has grand schemes of his own. Their abrasive relationship gradually challenges many of the ideas Emily has grown up believing. But when she stumbles upon two run-aways hidden in her uncle’s barn, Emily must make up her own mind. Should she turn them in to the slave catchers staying in the hotel? Or help Malachi escort them to freedom?


  1. That sounds really interesting. I love the history of the underground railroad. I might take a look at that one. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. This sounds really good.

  3. Great teaser! I’m definitely curious why she doesn’t think he is her uncle! What happened?! Hope you love the rest of the book, thanks for sharing 🙂

    My Teaser

  4. Oh that does sound good and it looks like the protagonist gets to think after being introduced to an unfamiliar way of life. Thanks for visiting my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/teaser-tuesday-october-28/

  5. Good luck with your new trilogy!
    Mine this week is a series mystery: Burn by Nevada Barr at http://wp.me/pZnGI-f4

  6. Sounds like a fascinating story told from an unusual point of view. Good historical fiction.
    My Tuesday post features THE BEARWALKER’S DAUGHTER.

  7. This one really sounds good! I’m adding it to my list. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Awesome teaser! I think I will check this book out just to answer the many questions I now have! Thanks for sharing!

    Here is my TT!
    Kenzi @Shattered Hearts Reviews

  9. Sounds fraught with consequence. Mine: The Aristocrat

  10. Sounds thrilling, and more so because of the historical context.

  11. Oh no! Good teaser! Thanks for coming by mine today too!

  12. Is he supposed to be dead, I wonder?! Great teaser! Thanks for coming by Freda’s Voice earlier!

  13. Kathy Martin says

    Interesting teaser! I wonder why she says he can’t be her uncle.

  14. This sounds wonderful. Full of history and atmosphere and intrigue. I enjoy reading books that give some history. That’s how I finally began to enjoy reading about it when I was young.
    Thanks for stopping by my TT. Hope your son enjoys the book! LOL

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