Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Emily by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

This week I am teasing from Emily by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, the third book in the Kirov Saga which is set predominantly in Russia. I have now teased from all three books in the trilogy. The first book, Anna, was set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars, the second, the title of which is Fleur, is set against the Crimean War, and now this one is building up to to the Russian Revolution.

I find the early 1900s to be such an interesting setting because so much was changing. In this book alone there has been talk about the suffragettes and the preposterous idea of having a telephone in the house amongst other things that today seem completely common place to us.

The teaser comes from page 31:

It's just like a fairy story, she thought. The Transformation Scene, from rags to spangles, Cinderella goes to the ball after all - except that Cinderella hadn't seemed to have any doubt that she would be able to handle the protocol of a full-dress Court function.

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading. Head on over to find out all about it, and how to join in!


  1. Lol! Great teaser.

    My teaser is from Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris.

  2. great teaser, thanks for stopping by my blog..

  3. I haven't read this author, but I've been noticing her work lately. Fascinating teaser.

    Here's MY TT POST

  4. Oh, I love this teaser. I feel like I'm pretty socially awkward and this would be my line at some point. ;O)

  5. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog!
    It is a ghost story and I'm pretty sure the poor girl is haunted but she can't see it so neither can I...

    Your teaser sounds interesting, too :)

    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  6. great teaser!
    thnx for stopping by my blog today!

    Have a great day

  7. Cinderella... how many of us little girls have always dreams of being Cinderlla :)

  8. This sounds really interesting. I know most girls dreamed of being Cinderella... but I'm a bit odd. That just seemed too hard -- the princess stuff - I wanted to travel with Odysseus. Of course, I reminded myself frequently that there weren't bathrooms.. UGH! The problems with past ages!

    My teaser this week is from ‘Crossing Oceans’ by Gina Holmes.

  9. Sounds really great, might have to check this one out!

    You commented on my post, asking who the author was (forgot to add it xD)

    It's Two Moon Princess by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban :)

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog,this sounds right up my street. Your comment about the telephone in the house reminds me of Downton Abbey when they had lights installed and Maggie Smith was shielding her eyes from the garish light! ;-)

  11. Yeah, getting the court behavior right could be a bit of a problem. Good teaser. Mine: A Courtesan's Guide to Getting Your Man

  12. Super loves that teaser! Beautiful!

    Paranormal Wasteland's Tuesday Teaser:

  13. 'from rags to spangles'. Think I'd rather have diamonds! :) Nice tease.
    Here's mind: http://diannehartsock.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/teaser-tuesday-2/#comments

  14. Hi Marg,

    Some great teaser lines, that got me thinking about the author.

    I knew I hadn't read this particular series, but remember reading something by her a few years ago.

    On checking her out, it isn't really a surprise that I can't remember which book it was, I hadn't realised that she was such a prolific author.

    I don't know where she gets all the different stroyline ideas from!!!



  15. The teaser is great, but not what you'd expect based on the cover.


  16. I haven't heard of this series yet, but this teaser is really great. Thanks for sharing!


  17. Not really in my genre of books but sounds like a good one, I havent heard of it. Thanks for visiting my blog for TT :)

  18. Hey, some of those line dances are hairier than a cotillion.

  19. This trilogy sounds great - and I'm on the lookout for a new one... might just have found it - thank you!
    Here's my teaser:

  20. I still haven't read this author, but Anna is on my list at the library! Here's my teaser. Happy reading!

  21. on my TT personal hop. enjoyed. nice blog.

  22. It seems you are enjoying this trilogy as much as I did.

  23. Wow sounds like an epic series. Love the teaser.

  24. Good teaser. When you mentioned the telephone I had to laugh. I watched the first of the Downton Abbey series on TV last night and they were discussing the dangers of electricity. The mother refused to have electricity in the dower house because it was too dangerous!

  25. A great teaser!

    Thank-you kindly for stopping by my blog :)

  26. Great teaser! Thanks for sharing. If you get a chance, mine is here.

  27. Really great teaser. thx for sharing and for stopping by my blog =)


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  29. I love the early 1900's too. Those women start to get a little riled at that point in time. Girl power.

  30. I enjoy the teaser, I wonder what is it about. Hope you enjoy it :)



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