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.
"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!