Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart has been a great influence on a number of authors I like to read and so I thought it was about time that I found out for myself what the fuss is all about!

This book was suggested as a great place to start and also as being suitably gothic enough to qualify as a read for the RIP IV challenge.

My teaser comes from page 108. It is actually a bit further on in the book from where I am up to so I haven't actually met Raoul myself, but I have heard from other Stewart fans that he is quite the man. I hope so. 

It was to have been expected. It would be a very odd Cinderella indeed who can be thrown out of such dreary seclusion as the orphanage had offered me, into contact with Raoul de Valmy, without something of the sort happening. A man whose looks and charm were practically guaranteed to get him home without his even trying, had exerted himself to give a very lonely young woman a pleasant evening. An evening to remember.

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!

13 comments:

  1. Mary Stewart is one of my favorite writers. I'd reread any of her books anytime. Hope you'll visit my book teaser

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  2. I have this on my TBR pile for the Brontë list I made last year. I'm looking forward to it.

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  3. I've read other books by Stewart and liked her but I'm not familiar with this one. Great teaser and one for the list.

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  4. I really need to read Mary Stewart! Maybe I ought to start with this one so I can read about that night to remember! Check out my teaser if you get a chance!

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  5. I've not read of Mary Stewart. Actually I havent heard of her before. *blinks* I'll have to check her out.

    Here is mine if you are interested in visiting
    The Deed - My teaser today

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  6. Sounds intriguing! Thanks for sharing. If you get a chance, my teaser is here.

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  7. Oh, this definitely sounds interesting. I love the teaser! Great choice.

    My teaser is from the wonderful and mysterious novel The Night Circus.

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  8. I have heard of Mary Stewart before, but I have never read any of her books. If this teaser is any indication of the type of things that she creates, I need to hurry up and read something written by her pen! Great teaser today, Marg!

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  9. Oh, I do hope you are going to review Nine Coaches Waiting! It is one of my favourite Stewarts (and the first one I read), so I am very interested in your thoughts.

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  10. Love your teaser!

    I am out of my reading slump and adding books to my tbr pile!

    Here is my Teaser post!

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  11. Have enjoyed all Stewart's works.

    Came across this blog and keeping hoping it will continue: http://marystewartnovels.blogspot.com/

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  12. My mom has tried to get me to read Mary Stewart - may be I will surprise her with this one. It sounds good.
    http://www.alaskanbookcafe.com/

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  13. I have never read a Mary Stewart title, but this excerpt does sound very promising - enjoy!

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