Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Teaser Tuesday 51: The Pindar Diamond

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 book or recent read.
* Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere in the book.
* 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 and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

READ: August 2010

When she did not reply he put his hand up as if to draw her shielding palm from her face, but she snatched her arm away and turned her back to him again.

"You were told not to touch anything, remember?" The words came out breathlessly, as if she had been running; as if it were an effort to get them out.

(pg 126; The Pindar Diamond)

Though this book is the sequel to The Aviary Gate, which I have not read, I think it stands well enough on its own. While I would have liked to know more of the backstory, I did not feel I was missing important details overall. It was a good story, and though the pacing was a bit slow during the first half of the book, it did pick up once the three different story threads started to come together. I even had to pause a few times near the end as I was overcome with emotion. Can't help but admire an author who can elicit that sort of response—it's not as easy to write as some might think. I both loved and hated the ending, which I cannot go into without spoiling it for others. Suffice it to say, I am glad there will be another book!

Book Blurb:
In a small town on the Italian coast, a mysterious woman washes ashore. She is crippled, mute, and clutches a bundle to her chest—a baby the townspeople insist is a real-life mermaid. It can only bring bad luck; they pay a troupe of acrobats to carry mother and child away.
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* Disclaimer: A copy of this book was won through the GoodReads FirstReads program.


TheBookishSnob said...

Just from the sound of the blurb, it looks like a great read. I'll put this on my Goodreads TBR list so I can check it out later.

Here's my Tuesday Teaser

Happy reading

Shelley Munro said...

This sounds like a great book. The blurb is enough to hook me too.

Des @ NovelSuggestions.com said...

Interesting teaser, and as the other commenters mentioned, from the blurb it sounds like a great plot line.

My Teaser Tuesday for this week is from The Secret by Eva Hoffman

Marg said...

I had the first book on my TBR list for ages, but haven't read it yet.

My teaser is from The Various Flavors of Coffee by Anthony Capella

Kristin said...

Sounds like a good book - great teaser.

Here's mine.

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful teaser! Sounds like a good read.

Here is my Teaser Tuesday post!

jlshall said...

I really enjoyed The Aviary Gate, and this one is definitely on my TBR list now. Thanks for the great teaser!

Here’s my teaser from The Inheritance.

Kaye said...

Definitely an intriguing teaser - even the title is interesting. Glad you enjoyed it. Have a great week and happy reading.

E.J. Stevens said...

Interesting teaser! My teaser is here.

From the Shadows

Heather said...

Bookish: I hope you do check it out; it was indeed a good read.

Shelley: It was the blurb that had me putting my name in the draw for this one. So glad I fif!

Des: Thank you, it was an interesting plot. I especially like how the three different story lines eventually came together.

Heather said...

Marg: Time to pull "Aviary" out of the TBR pile! *g*

Kristin: Thanks, it was a good read!

Guatami: It was a good one, thanks for visiting!

Heather said...

Joy: Glad to hear that "Aviary" is a book worth tracking down. I hope you enjoy this one once you get to it!

Kaye: Thanks, Kaye. The title does sort of get one's attention, doesn't it?

EJ: Thank you, and thanks for visiting!

Lisa said...

Wow, I have never heard of this one! Sounds FANTASTIC!

Great teaser too.

Here's mine:

Alice Audrey said...

Back to Historical Italy? Doesn't sound at all like the Botticelli book, though.

Heather said...

Lisa: It was an interesting trip back to 1600 Venice. I hope to search out the first book before book three comes out.

Alice: Yup, back to historical Italy, though a century and a half later, and it was quite a bit different from The Botticelli Secret.

Deepali said...

Nice blurb, so perhaps this goes on to my goodreads list :)
e-Volving Books

Lori said...

I hope that you enjoy your book. Here's my Teaser for Tuesday.

Alice Audrey said...

That was such a fun read.

Heather said...

Deepali & Lori: Thanks!

Alice: Glad you liked it! *G*