Teaser Tuesday – The Hiding Place

teasertuesdays31  Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • 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! ;)

It never occurred to any of us children that we ourselves were poor; “the poor” were people you took baskets to.  Mama was always cooking up nourishing broths and porridges for forgotten old men and pale young mothers – on days, that is, when she herself was strong enough to stand at the stove.

from the Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, chapter 2

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Just finished this a few hours ago and am still thinking about it.  Many of you may know that this is Corrie’s story of her family’s plight when the Nazi’s occupied Holland.  She and her family ran the underground operation of finding places to hide Jews, including their own home. 

What are you reading this week?

22 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday – The Hiding Place

  1. Read this book years ago and then had the privilege of meeting Corrie Ten Boom! What a wonderful lady.

    I’m jealous! The book was really powerful and inspiring. It would have been an honor to meet her and hear her speak.

  2. I haven’t read this book in years. Thanks for the reminder. It would definitely be a great re-read. I think there may have been a movie of this as well.

    I picked this copy up and the middle section has photos from the movie. My copy cost $1.75 originally, who knows how much I paid for it or where I got it :)

  3. Wow, I haven’t thought of Corrie ten Boom in years. We used to hear a lot about her in my old fundamentalist days, at Bible School. She and her family certainly survived a lot. Thanks for the reminder!

    My own teaser is here.

  4. Nice one. I like books about the underground system that protected some of the Jews and other persecuted. I always have. I’ve added this one to my “Wish List”.

  5. Sounds intriguing. Good teaser. Thanks for visiting my blog, I don’t think it matters which Jean Plaidy book is read first. I started with the Royal Road to Fotheringay , many years ago as I was interested in Mary , Queen of Scots. Each book is self contained so it’s just a matter of personal choice. This site, http://royal-intrigue.net/ has loads of info. about her books and there is a reading group. Do check it out.Happy reading.

  6. my kids have brought this book home from school for assignment–I’ve always intended to read it. I’m off to try your Jane Austen quiz. Thanks for stopping by today

  7. Thanks for introducing me to another book. I do love this meme! That particular teaser sounded so familiar to me but I know that I haven’t read it before – must be another book addressing poverty in the same way.

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