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Teaser Tuesday (January 27)


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser this week is from The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, the fourth book in a row that has links to World War II!

The Nightingale


In love we find out who we want to be.
In war we find out who we are.

FRANCE, 1939
In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When France is overrun, Vianne is forced to take an enemy into her house, and suddenly her every move is watched; her life and her child’s life is at constant risk. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates around her, she must make one terrible choice after another.
Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets the compelling and mysterious Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can…completely. When he betrays her, Isabelle races headlong into danger and joins the Resistance, never looking back or giving a thought to the real–and deadly–consequences.  Gooddreads

My Teaser

Isabelle glanced to her left and saw Gaeton coming towards her. He was lanky, wiry as an apostrophe mark, and dressed in clothes that appeared to have come from a beggar’s bin. Beneath a fraying cap, his face was scruffy and sharp, unshaven.

Last night she’d thought it was how he’d looked at her. Now she saw that it was how he looked at the world.


What do you think?  Do you want to find out more?

Please leave the links to your teasers in the comments box below.


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48 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday (January 27)

  1. Sounds intriguing. Blurb and extract both.
    My contribution (from Natsume Soseki’s Light and Dark, a story of a marriage, illness and betrayal). I think it describes the constraints of a Japanese marriage perfectly (back in 1916 when he wrote it, and even now):
    ‘In a relationship between husband and wife that was in a certain sense like two sumo wrestlers facing each other daily in the arena, the woman observed from inside by the two combatants was invariably her husband’s opponent and sometimes even his enemy, but when presenting to the outside, it was O-Nobu’s nature to feel painfully embarrassed, as if she were exposing the weakness of a couple who had been decorously united in the eyes of the world, unless she appeared to take her husband’s side in all things.’


  2. This does sound interesting, Cleo! I like historical novels, and it sounds as though this one has a solid premise. I’ll be looking forward to your review of it when you’ve finished.


  3. This one goes straight to my TBR list! I always enjoy reading books set during WWII and both the blurb and teaser left me wanting for more… I will definitely try and get a copy once it is published.

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