Monday, April 07, 2014

Teaser Tuesday 214: The Widow's Walk

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!



This week I am teasing from a book due out the end of this month, a copy of which I received through Goodread's "first reads" program, and the first one I have won from them in three years. This is from the opening of The Widow's Walk by Robert Barclay.


Her name was Constance Elizabeth Canfield, and for as long as she could remember, she loved gazing at the ocean.

No matter the weather, Constance found the froth-topped waves reassuring and filled with promise. In her world she could rely upon few things, but the waves were always there. She loved their consistency of purpose, and their constant determination to assault the rocky shoreline that lay so near her house. She also found them exciting, because they would one day bring her husband back to her. So she patiently watched and waited as they worked their welcome magic on her lonely soul.



ABOUT THE BOOK:

In the spirit of The Notebook and The Time Traveller's Wife comes Robert Barclay's haunting and romantic novel of passion, destiny, loss and an eternal love that will bring two people together across time . . .


His name was Garrett Richmond and he had always wanted to live by the ocean. So when the opportunity to buy-and renovate-the old home known as Seaside arrived, he leapt at the chance. Never mind that his friends and family thought he was crazy, he knew he could return this lonely mansion, worn by time, wind, and neglect, to its former beauty. But Seaside was more than just a project; it was spot that had called to him his entire life.

And then one night he saw her.

Her name is Constance Elizabeth Canfield and she tells him Seaside has been her home for over 150 years. But Constance is no ghost; rather, she claims that she has been somehow magically trapped between this life and the next. At first, Garrett can't believe her crazy story-the woman had to be lying! And yet, there was something about Constance that was from another time . . .

Soon this mysterious woman, and flesh and blood man share a closeness they cannot deny. But just as their love begins to bloom, Constance's presence starts mysteriously fading away, soon to be gone forever. Is their love doomed-or is it strong enough to transcend time, and even death itself?




DISCLAIMER: A free copy of this book was received from the publisher through Goodreads. As this is an uncorrected proof, text may be different than the short passage quoted here.



22 comments:

Yvonne said...

This sounds like it's going to be really good. Not my usual genre, but I stray sometimes :)

Alice Audrey said...

What a star crossed romance.

Heather said...

Yvonne: It was a good book. I would term this fiction with paranormal and romantic elements. It doesn't quite fit the romance genre (even though it does have a HEA), and you won't find it in that section of the bookstore, but there are some romantic tones to the book.

Heather said...

Alice: Perhaps, to some degree. There was a slight twist at the end that I correctly guessed, though the ending didn't quite play out as I thought it would.

Valentina Cano said...

Ooh, I need to add this one to my list :)

http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2014/04/teaser-tuesdays-is-weekly-bookish-meme.html

Franny said...

This is so beautiful... and sad at the same time.
Thanks for sharing your teaser, here's mine: http://darkfrannysthoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/teaser-tuesday-20.html

Kimberly @ Turning the Pages said...

This one sounds beautiful and haunting, I'm definitely going to add this to my TBR list.
Here's my Teaser Tuesday
-Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

PD Workman said...

Very interesting.

Here's mine (YA Fiction):

http://pdworkman.com/teaser-from-stand-alone-teasertuesday/

Heather said...

Valentina: Glad to have enticed you. The book is out the end of this month.

Heather said...

Franny: There was some beautiful writing in the book, as this passage shows.

Heather said...

Kimberly: "beautiful and haunting... - that is a good way to describe it.

Heather said...

PD: Thanks, it was an interesting read. At the very least it kept me interested in seeing how it ended.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been noticing this one around...love that cover and the excerpt. Thanks for sharing. Here's MY TUESDAY POST

Tribute Books Mama said...

Just finished reading this book and liked it.

Heather said...

Laurel-Rain: Glad you liked the excerpt - isn't that a beautiful cover?

Heather said...

Tribute: I liked the book, though the author had one nasty habit that annoyed the heck out of me. I'm still astounded that his editor let him get away with it.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The beautiful description in your Teaser makes me want more. I'll read this one. And thank you for leaving a comment on my blog post.
My Teaser is from SNOW FENCE ROAD.

Kathy Martin said...

sounds great. It is always fun to win a book. Thanks for visiting my blogs.

Rita_h said...

I had never heard of this before, but it sounds like a rather unique tale, and I am putting it on my wishlist now. Thanks for introducing me to it.

Andrea Thompson said...

Oh, that's kind of gorgeous. You definitely have me curious. Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Thanks, Sandra - Glad you like the description and teaser.

Kathy M: It *is* fun to win books, especially ones you end up liking. ☺

Heather said...

Rita: Happy to have introduced you to this book and author. ☺

Andrea: Glad to have piqued your curiosity! ☺