Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #40 - Ciji Ware's A Race to Splendor

This is one of those books that got onto my reading list from someone's Teaser!
 Chapter 9, Line 1:
"The following day, Thursday, hundreds of individual fires across some five hundred city blocks converged into one monstrous inferno fed by super-heated winds. By Friday evening, both the sun and the moon glowed a malignant blood red."
Mini Review:
Has a strong woman protagonist, fighting to prove herself as a female engineer  & architect in a man's world (early 1900's). The background of the 1906 California fire is central to the theme of the story.
Very true to form in describing the San Francisco of the early 20th Century. Loved the historical facts and well-researched story line. Less romance than expected, which is pretty good for a change. I woudn't classify this as your typical historical romance, this is heavy on the character building and low on the romance :D What fun!
Do read my previous post, a review of the latest Buffy graphic novel by Joss Whedon.
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11 comments:

  1. I have had this book on my TBR shelf for the longest time. I really need to read it at some point!

    My teaser is here this week.

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  2. How scary. Great teaser though. Thanks for stopping by and visiting mine.

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  3. Wow, sounds very bad ... how terrifying.

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  4. Wow, what a great teaser! The book sounds good....

    Here's MY TT POST

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  5. Great teaser! I'm glad you enjoyed the book. My teaser is from Jane Jones: Worst. Vampire. Ever by Caissie St. Onge. Happy reading!

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  6. Frightening thought, fire taking over the street. This sounds like an interesting combination of fiction and reality, I'll have to check it out. Thanks for stopping by Calico Contemplations

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  7. Hi,

    Interesting teaser!
    thnx for stopping by earlier!
    Have a great day!

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  8. Been in California fires. Horrible things. I wonder how she copes.

    Here's my tease:http://diannehartsock.wordpress.com/my-blog/

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