May 20, 2014

A Well-Tempered Heart by Jan-Philipp Sendker; and Night of the Living Thread by Janet Bolin - Book Teaser/First Chapter

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Miz B; choose two teaser sentences from a random page of your current read.
A Well-Tempered Heart
"Where are the bees?""Alas, they have flown on and taken up residence elsewhere," my brother explained as he set my pack down. I sighed with relief." In their place, two snakes moved in." (ch. 9)
A Well-Tempered Heart by Jan-Philipp Sendker, published January 21, 2014; Other Press
Book description: Almost ten years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father’s native country. Though she is a successful Manhattan lawyer, her private life is at a crossroads. Julia is lost and exhausted. A voice in her head one day starts to ask questions Julia has been trying to avoid. Why do you live alone? To whom do you feel close? What do you want in life? (from goodreads)
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Night of the Living Thread
"Gord? A woman's heartfelt plea fluted through the misty night. Who was calling Threadville's favorite doctor in that flirtatious tone? In less than a week, Gord was marrying Edna.That voice was not Edna's. 
 Night of the Living Thread by Janet Bolin, to be published June 3, 2014; Berkley.

Book description: For Edna’s wedding, Willow and the rest of the Threadville gang have fashioned an overly extravagant hoopskirt, complete with lights and music. But in a bizarre turn of events, the garish gown is implicated in a mysterious lakeside murder. (from goodreads)

Would you continue reading based on the opening paragraphs?

19 comments:

JoAnn said...

Of the two, I think I'd be more like to pick up A Well-Tempered Heart... pretty cover, too.

Unknown said...

Of the two books,I like the teaser for A Well tempered Heart better. I hope you enjoy both books.

grammajudyb said...

I love the cover of A Well-Tempered Heart, but my new favorite genre is Cozy Mysteries. I would have to read Night of the Living Thread. I checked out the author and she has written 3 others prior to this one in the series. OCD me will have to read them in order. :)

Book Dragon said...

Not sure about A Well-Tempered Heart but love that teaser.

I think I have a Threadville book somewhere on my tbr pile. Maybe it's just on my wishlist. I love cozies so I'd keep reading.

Thanks for dropping by the Lair

Nise' said...

I like bees better than snakes. Both teasers are attention grabbing.

kayerj said...

now that's a toss up, bees or snakes! great begininning. enjoy your book. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Tea said...

The questions she asks herself are so poignant. I remember you mentioning this book, I think, yesterday.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

These both look so good! Great covers and excerpts. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Brian Joseph said...

That is a really great quote about the bees and the snakes.

Yvonne said...

Both of them sound good. I have Janet Bolin's series in my TBR and I really should start it sooner rather than later.

Literary Feline said...

Both books sound good from the samples you shared.

I am curious to know who the woman is calling for Gord.

Cleopatra Loves Books said...

I'm not sure that I'd want bees or snakes! Great teaser from what looks like a lovely book. Here is my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/teaser-tuesday-may-20/

Book of Secrets said...

I like both snippets. The cover of the first book is gorgeous!

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) said...

It sounds like Well-Tempered Heart is a sequel to The Art of Hearing Heartbeats?? I'm interested in what goes on with Julia because she was the one part of Art of Hearing Heartbeats that I really liked. But, I'm hesitant to try this author again because I did not love Heartbeats like many others did.

Here's Mine: http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/fiction/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday-intros-accident-chris-pavone/

Suko said...

These both sound like good ones. Enjoy, Harvee!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Not sure about the second one, but the first one sounds like one I'd enjoy --hope you love them both.

Unknown said...

Of the two I would choose the Sendkar. I enjoyed The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, but I wonder what it would be without the exotic locale.
Enjoy!

Margot said...

I like all the colors in both book's covers. Neither of the teasers are calling to me, however. Hope they are good for you.

The Bookworm said...

I'd continue reading and that's a stunning cover on A Well-Tempered Heart.

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