Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: French Lessons by Ellen Sussman

Paris really seems to be calling me at the moment. The last two books I have finished have both been set in the City of Lights and have used the city really well to the point of making me wish I could go there. Add to that, today an author posted a picture of the apartment she is going to be living in for a few months, and someone I know having just come back, and I have a palpable longing to be there. Unfortunately, that is not going to happen for many years yet, so I will just have to be satisfied with reading more about the city or perhaps going to get crepes from the local creperie or buying a baguette and some cheese or something.

My teaser today comes from page 86 of French Lessons by Ellen Sussman. I am sure that you will be able to guess where they are!

All of Paris is spread before her, from the heights of Sacre-Coeur, down along the banks of the Seine, out to the farthest reaches of each arrondissement. The clouds swirl around her, at eye level, and every once in a while the city disappears and she's heaven-bound. Then a gust of wind pushes away the cloud and like magic, Paris sits at her feet.

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. Wow that view sounds magical!

    Here is mine.

  2. I'd love to get to Paris someday, too! Great imagery in that teaser. Here's my Teaser.

  3. Wow, this is such a beautiful passage. So well written. Thanks for sharing!

  4. That's lovely. I've read some good things about this book too. And don't worry, you're not alone. After a scrapped trip to Paris a few years back, it now seems to be the only vacation I want to go on. :-)

  5. What a beautiful passage. I recently have somehow acquired a lot of books about Paris, and have to admit my fingers are itching to crawl through them soon. This is one that I will be reading at some point as well! Great post today!

  6. Oh! I've had this on my wish list.

    My TT Changing the Game by Jaci Burton

  7. Heard this was really good, nice teaser.

    here's mine:


  8. Paris always calls to me! I read this earlier in the summer and enjoyed it -- it was fluffy and just what I needed!

  9. Audra, it was fluffy, not what I expected at all!

    Tribute Books, I think it is probably a bit of a divisive book given the content.

    Kati R, I am glad I have read it.

    Fredamans, there were definitely some passages that had me wishing that I was in Paris!

    Zibilee, I have also had quite a few Paris books recently

    Amy, isn't it terrible to know where you want to go but that you can't do it!

    Pam, you are welcome!

  10. What a great teaser...I loved this one!!

  11. Beautiful! I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for sharing. If you get a chance, my teaser is here.

  12. The words are beautifully descriptive.