Jul 7, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: Phyllis Whitney, romance author

TEASER TUESDAYS is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Choose two sentences at random from your current read, and add the author and title for readers.

I pulled almost all my Phyllis A. Whitney romantic suspense novels to take to a friend who wanted to start enjoying books again after retirement. I thought the romantic suspense novels of Whitney would be a great place to ease into reading again.

Here are my two sentences from a 1990 edition of The Singing Stones, large print edition:
"I crossed the little bridge, my shoes clicking over the boards, and Vivian Forster held out her hand. Her handclasp was warm, thought she spoke almost breathlessly, as thought she must rush into words in order to conceal whatever it was that troubled her." p. 39

Who and where am I?
Lynne McLeod, a clinical psychologist, gets a letter about her ex-husband Stephen. His daugher by another woman urgently needs her help. Lynne accepts the invitation to visit Stephen's home in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia where the sounds made by the "singing stones" of the cliffs above the house seem "soft and menacing." Lynn gets involved in solving a local murder and saving the lives of Stephen and his daughter.



  1. Oh that sounds kind of sad. Thanks for the teaser.

  2. I'm going to mention this one to a relative who is especially into suspense novels, it may be something she'd like. Thanks!

  3. Sounds like a great plot and the teaser is very good. Yes, I'd say this would be a good transition book for getting back into reading again. Good for you.

  4. I haven't read Whitney in years. It does seem a good place to start retirement reading. She might also like the Mrs. Pollifax series, she is a retired widow who accidentally turns spy.

  5. Good teaser. I've never read Whitney. I'll have to look for her next time at the library.

  6. Phyllis A Whitney seems to have fallen out of fashion, but I remember my mother reading a lot of her books when I was younger. Your teaser is wonderful, so maybe she is due a revival.

  7. I'm enjoying the Teasers so much today, because it really seems to be the day when some of these older sets of novels are coming back. I'm loving hearing about them again. Great teaser!

    Meanwhile, my own teaser is at Bookishgal.

  8. Sounds like a good read. I really liked your teaser!!!

  9. Hello all: I was surprised to see that so many of you remember Phyllis Whitney! I enjoyed reading this book - anice and pleasant escape into a romantic mystery.

  10. Sounds like a good story. I love romantic suspense once in a while.


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