Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading and asks you to :
1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3 . Share 2 "teaser"sentences also citing the title of the book and the author and in that way people can have great recommendations if they like the "teaser.
4. Please avoid spoilers!

This week's teaser is from The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall.
From the author's web site: "The Russian Concubine
is a sweeping epic love-story. Exiled from Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution, the beautiful and fiery Lydia and her aristocratic mother have taken refuge in Junchow, China, in 1928. On the edge of destitution, Lydia uses her wits to survive and resorts to stealing.


She is saved from certain death by a young Chinese Communist, Chang An Lo, and together they are thrust into clashes with savage triads. Lydia and Chang fall in love and are swept up in a fight against prejudice and shame. Forced to face opium-running, betrayal and kidnap, their compelling attraction to each other is tested to the limits in this story of love and loss, secrets and lies."

I'm a little more than half way into this book and it is very hard to put it down. Furnivall is a fantastic writer that puts you right into the moment and the scene.

Teaser:

"She lifted her gaze to his and in that second when their eyes fixed on each other, he felt something tangible form between them; a thread, silver and bright and woven by the gods. Shimmering between them, as elusive as a ripple in the river, yet as strong as one of the steel cables that held the new bridge over the Peiho."

Disclosure: A review copy of the book was borrowed from the county library system. Thanks to our tax dollars!

35 comments:

  1. Sounds very intersting. Great teaser!
    Here's mine.

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  2. Haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds like an exciting read. Excellent teaser!

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  3. I like the title and the historical setting of the story. Nice romantic tease. Here's something spicy:
    Hope you'll visit My teaser: The Cuban Chronicles

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  4. Love the cover of this book. Great teaser!

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  5. Beautiful teaser and a book I would most likely enjoy.

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  6. Wow, beautiful teaser. I've wondered about this author and this book before. I'm thinking I should maybe download it to my reader.

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  7. Intriguing and beautiful teaser this week :)

    My teaser this week is creepy but funny! Here's a link.

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  8. Good teaser, and an author I have not read (yet!).

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  9. What a great teaser...this book has definitely caught my eye!

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  10. Ohhh, great teaser!! I must say, also, that I adore your blog!!!! And the name.... so cute!

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  11. Oooh, you always pick the best teasers!! I hadn't heard of this before either but I'll be looking for it now. The writing sounds beautiful. So glad you're enjoying it!!

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  12. Nice teaser. Looks like that book should jump into my TBR pile!

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  13. Loved this book as well as the sequel The Girl From Junchow. Enjoy.

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  14. Nice teaser. Thanks for visiting mine.

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  15. oooh, I like that teaser! I picked up this book for 50 cents at my library sale!! Go me!

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  16. Beautiful cover. Isn't the library wonderful.

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  17. I've heard of this one, but don't remember reading any reviews of it before. I'll be interested to read your review.

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  18. Wow, fascinating teaser. I love the cover on this book and I really want to read it.

    Thanks for stopping by mine.

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  19. This sounds interesting... hope you're enjoying it!

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  20. What a great teaser! I love the description in it! :)

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  21. I like the title, and in general love historical fiction.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm sorry The Little Giant of Aberdeen County didn't live up to hype for you. Fortunately for me, I spotted it at a book store and thought it sounded great, so I don't have any reviews to compare it to.

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  22. Good teaser and love the cover too.

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  23. Sounds like an enticing read! Love the name of your blog as well!

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  24. Wow! That's a great teaser! Thanks for stopping by mine!

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  25. I like your teaser :) it's really romantic...tho I probably won't read this book but I really like this tease

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  26. Interesting teaser, I've been eyeing her other book, The Red Scarf, for some time xD

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  27. Wicked romatic teaser. I'll have to pick up that book on my next day off

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  28. Very romantic teaser! I'll have to check this book out.

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  29. This is the first time I conciously read about this one and it sounds good.

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  30. Great teaser!

    I read this last year and enjoyed it, but one tiny little thing has bugged the heck out of me. Enjoy!

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  31. Nice teaser! My book club read The Red Scarf and loved it! Thanks for stopping by On the Bookcase.

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  32. Another Penguin recommend that I would like to read. You are costing me money!

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  33. What a well written teaser! This looks like it might be an interesting read!

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