Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Every Secret Thing by Emma Cole

Susanna Kearsley is one of my favourite author discoveries over the last few years, and this book is by her, even though it was originally published under the different author name of Emma Cole.

My teaser comes from page 79

In all the years I'd known her she had always seemed the same, the constant point around which my own world, chaotic as it was, revolved. And with the selfish eyes of youth, I'd only viewed her from the angle that applied to me - she was my grandmother, not Georgie Murray, woman in her own right. I supposed that she hadn't been really allowed to be plain Georgie Murray for years, not since she'd been twenty-five, when she had married Grandpa. After that she'd always been somebody's wife, somebody's mother, someone's grandmother. In fact, she'd always filled that role so perfectly I'd never stopped to wonder what she might have been before all that ... when she was my own page.

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. I read this last year. It is a bit different from her other books, but I did enjoy it.

  2. Good teaser -- the plight of so many woman, never to just be themselves in their own right but labeled by their roles.

  3. Very insightful teaser - I wonder where that kind of revelation and understanding shall lead the protagonist. I haven't heard of this book yet. I should check it out. I am intrigued by your teaser.

    Here's our TT over at GatheringBooks:

  4. Interesting teaser. Makes me think the "secret" indicated in the title has something to do with the grandma. Thanks for sharing. If you get a chance, my teaser is here.

  5. This is a quote that really made me think about the women in my life. Thanks for posting it!

  6. I love this passage--it is so true, about all of us. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  7. That is an excellent quote! Now I need to see if my library has this.

  8. I love this teaser.
    Thanks for sharing - another one for the tbr pile!

    Here's my TT:


  9. This sounds like a book I'd enjoy. Thanks for the teaser.
    Mine is here:

  10. After reading The Rose Garden I (very badly) ordered three more of her books (two came in the mail today!). I will have to look for this one as well--I knew she wrote under a pen name. I think this may have been republished under her real name (?) and now I am wondering if this is the third book that I am waiting for. May have to start with The Shadowy Horses first, though.