Thursday Quotables: The Steep & Thorny Way


Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

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Steep & Thorny Way

The Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters
(published 2016)

I’m *this close* to the end of The Steep & Thorny Way, and I’m loving it! If only the world would go away for a few hours, I might actually finish today. If you think a Hamlet retelling set in 1920s rural Oregon sounds like an unlikely concept… well, you have no idea how well it works!

“Do you hope to get married someday?” he asked.

“As long as I don’t fall in love with a man the wrong color.”

He exhaled a steady stream of air through his nostrils. “I think love and wrong are two deeply unrelated words that should never be thrown into the same sentence together. Like dessert and broccoli.”

What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!

If you’d like to participate in Thursday Quotables, it’s really simple:

  • Write a Thursday Quotables post on your blog. Try to pick something from whatever you’re reading now. And please be sure to include a link back to Bookshelf Fantasies in your post (, if you’d be so kind!
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  • After you link up, I’d love it if you’d leave a comment about my quote for this week.
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9 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: The Steep & Thorny Way

    • I think you’ll love this author. So far, I’ve read three other books by her (two YA, one adult), and they’re all set in the WWI through 1920s era in Oregon. She’s an amazing writer!

  1. This book sounds really good! I love that quote! Adding it to my TBR. I’ve heard lots of great things about Cat Winters but haven’t read any of her books, although I do own her book, In the Shadow of Blackbirds.

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