Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays 52# :Phillippa Gregory's The Lady of the Rivers

It's been a YEAR of Teaser Tuesdays! Well, actually, it's been longer than that, since I missed out on many weeks. Still, I've now posted FIFTY TWO weeks of Teasers and mini-reviews!

*does a happy dance at chair*

The book I'm reading on my commute is a Philippa Gregory novel from my library. A friend recommended a long time ago. Quoted from Page 56, Chapter Castle of St. Pol, Artois, Spring 1433.
"He lets it come and then he pulls back the covers of the bed, ignoring me as I tuck my bare feet out of sight, and he holds out his hand and drips a few drops of red blood onto the sheets.I stare at them as the stain spreads, feeling utterly ashamed, thinking that this is my marriage, that starts with my husband's blood, with a lie."

Really Mini Summary:
I'm wondering why I never read her earlier! I like women-centric books (yes); I like historical novels (yes) and courageous heroines (so far, yes!). The beginning chapters has Joan of Arc post her crowning of the King of France, when she is being derided as a heretic and witch. Our heroine, a young Duchess, must navigate some extremely political shoals to survive as a potentially powerful woman in a strongly male-centric world.

First time visit? Check out photos of most beautiful US public librariesJohn Updike's rules for reviews, and a question of whether hardbacks are dying.
My current, slightly weird reading list

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  1. Interesting teaser, why would he do that??

    here's ours: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2012/09/tuesday-teasers-3-for-you.html

  2. Ah, because he wants to keep her "unspoiled".

  3. I've had my eye on this author for awhile...I must try her!


    1. I know, me too! Quite overdue in reading her :)

  4. I've read Philippa Gregory only once before, and that was years ago. This one sounds worth checking out. Thanks for visiting my teaser!

  5. I've never read anything by Philippa Gregory; I do like strong female protagonists, though, so I'll have to add her to my TBR.

    Congratulations on 52 Teaser Tuesdays! :)

  6. Your teaser has me asking, "Why did he do that?" Is it about virginity?
    My Teaser is from A LOT LIKE A LADY.

    1. Yes, he needs her to stay a virgin, so that he can use her to help him in his alchemical experiments - they were obsessed with turning iron into gold, in the 1400s apparently.

  7. I haven't read this author either, but I enjoyed the teaser. Very intriguing. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit at my blog. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  8. I love that teaser. I'm also really into historical fiction novels, yet I've never picked up anything by Philippa Gregory *facepalms*! Also, yaay on your 52nd post :) Thanks for sharing and stopping by!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  9. Great review, I'm so glad that you have not only discovered Philippa Gregory but liked this book. A huge fan, I adore all of her historical fiction though I have my reservations about her modern fiction and certainly about the YA book she produced earlier this year.

  10. She's a writer I mean to read someday. LOL

    And a year is pretty amazing. I didn't last that long - I can't do teaser tuesdays anymore but they sure are fun.

  11. Dropping by to say hello. I'm just about to start The Kingmakers's Daughter, book 4 in the series.


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