Dec 7, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell


City of Tranquil Light

Title: City of Tranquil Light: A Novel
Author: Bo Caldwell

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (September 28, 2010)
Genre: historical fiction
Source: publisher

You'll make a good preacher, Will."
I stared at her, unconvinced. (p. 59)
Book description from Goodreads:
Will Kiehn is seemingly destined for life as a humble farmer in the Midwest when, having felt a call from God, he travels to the vast North China Plain in the early twentieth-century. There he is surprised by love and weds a strong and determined fellow missionary, Katherine. They soon find themselves witnesses to the crumbling of a more than two-thousand-year-old dynasty that plunges the country into decades of civil war. As the couple works to improve the lives of the people of Kuang P'ing Ch'eng— City of Tranquil Light, a place they come to love—and face incredible hardship, will their faith and relationship be enough to sustain them?

About the author:

Bo Caldwell based City of Tranquil Light on the lives of her maternal grandparents, missionaries in China in the early 1900s. She is also author of The Distant Lands of My Father.

17 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

I like the premise...

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Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

lovely book review.
Happy Tuesday!

Dorte H said...

I like that teaser.

fredamans said...

This is one I wish to read!

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-time.html

Blodeuedd said...

The cover caught my attention on another blog, it does intrigue me

Anonymous said...

Great quote. Sounds like a fascinating story, especially since it was based on the author's grandparents lives.

jlshall said...

Excellent teaser. Sounds like an intriguing read. China during that period must have been a really dangerous place for missionaries.

Elizabeth said...

Good teaser.

Mystica said...

Like the teaser.

Mine is

http://musingsfromsrilanka.blogspot.com/2010/12/teasertuesday-when-we-were-orphans.html

My first giveaway is also posted. Would love you to visit

Juli Rahel said...

Sounds like an amazing book!
Here's my tease:
http://universeinwords.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-tuesday.html

Lori said...

I hope that you are enjoying your book. Check out My Teaser for Tuesday.

Yvonne said...

Love the cover!

Natalie W said...

I finished this one not to long ago and loved it! Hope your enjoying it too.
Natalie
http://www.thebookinn.net/2010/12/teaser-tuesday-cry-ohana-by-rosemary.html

Lizzy said...

Hmm, sounds really interesting. Great teaser!

Veens said...

Hope you are enjoying this one too :)

Tea said...

Good teaser, I have this book also. I wonder if her will become a preacher. He has his doubts.

Staci said...

I have this one too...looking forward to delving into it!

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