Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays, July 13,2010

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme,
hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along!

I am entranced by this novel of beauty and romance.


They say I'm mad and perhaps it's true.
It is well known that lust brings madness and desperation and ruin. But upon my oath, I never meant any harm. All I wanted was to be happy, to love and to be loved in return, and for my life to count for something.
That is not madness, is it?

So begins the story of Eleanor Glanville, the beautiful daughter of a seventeenth-century Puritan nobleman whose unconventional passions scandalized society. When butterflies were believed to be the souls of the dead, Eleanor's scientific study of them made her little better than a witch. But her life-set against a backdrop of war, betrayal, and sexual obsession-was that of a woman far ahead of her time.

"I had completely forgotten who I was, a girl to betrothed to be married. I could barely tear my eyes away from this beautiful stranger who seemed no stranger to me at all, but like someone whose image I had carried forever in my heart, held in my imagination like a promise of something more, something better, of escape, of the essence of life itself."

copyright 2010, Wisteria Leigh Bookworm' Dinner


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds fabulous!

Thanks for visiting my blog, Wisteria...

Anonymous said...

Great teaser! Mine this week comes from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum. (: Here's the link.

Beth F said...

Hope all goes well for her.

bermudaonion said...

Great teaser! I'm wondering what she's done.

Mariam Maarouf said...

Interesting teaser!
Here's mine: http://mariamaarouf.blogspot.com/2010/07/teaser-tuesday.html

Kathy Martin said...

That sounds fascinating! I'll have to add the book to my wishlist. My teaser is from Legacies by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill.

Jenny Q said...

I really want to read this book!! Looking forward to your review. Thanks for stopping by today!

Kaye said...

beautiful writing! I hope you're enjoying the book. Here's my Teaser for the week.

Aisle B said...

what a beautiful book, the cover is exquisite. Will put this on TBR list next. The synopsis and the teaser have me craving for more.

Come on by Aisle B if you get a chance, serving tequilas now since the guacomole dip is almost gone :)

pussreboots said...

Enjoy your book. Mine's from a Clive Cussler middle grade book. Pussreboots.