Monday, April 16, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - Untying the Knot

Untying the Knot
"I stitch memories. That's what I do. Not mine, other people's. I capture them in cloth, thread and ink. I fix them, like insects in amber."


Those are the opening sentences from Untying the Knot by Linda Gillard.


Here's the synopsis from Goodreads:
A ruined castle...
A ruined marriage...
Two shattered lives...
When love is not enough, who pays the price?
         A wife is meant to stand by her man. An army wife particularly. But Fay didn't. She walked away - from Magnus, her traumatised war hero husband and from the home he was restoring: Tullibardine Tower, a ruinous 16th century tower house on a Perthshire hillside. Now their daughter Emily is marrying someone she shouldn't. And so is Magnus...
         "Everyone makes mistakes, but I sometimes think I’ve made more than most. Marrying Magnus was one of them. But the biggest mistake I ever made was divorcing him."



I just finished this book, and I really enjoyed it.

  
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42 comments:

  1. That prose is gorgeous! While it's not even a subject matter that tends to appeal to me, I'm tempted to try it just to see if the flow can hold up.

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    1. It was a beautifully written book. Magnus suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and there are great scenes showing his episodes, both from his wife's point of view and his. Gripping.

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  2. I like your teaser. That sounds really cool! Like weaving a web.

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  3. Very intriguing! My teaser comes from a mystery this week.

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  4. I haven't heard of this one before but I LOVE tortured heroes!! This book sounds like a great read!! Thanks for sharing.

    Here is my TT: http://bellesbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/04/teaser-tuesday_16.html

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    1. Definitely a tortured hero. You can't help but love and admire Magnus, but he's also difficult to live with.

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  5. Ok this one has totally captured my attention. I'm an army wife-and Scottish, i think i may relate. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

    Here's my TT for this week: http://ttoria.blogspot.com

    Vix @ TToria :-)

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    1. I always enjoy reading books that are set in places I've lived or visited. I haven't been to Scotland yet, but it's on my list! I hope you enjoy this book.

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  6. I love fantastic opening lines like these.

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    1. Me too. They just grab me and pull me right in.

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  7. I LOVE that teaser and the synopsis has me intrigued and a bit horrified. This is definitely one I need to try to get my hands on.

    Thanks for stopping by LIO!

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  8. sounds like a great read, and I love that cover, beautiful! thanks for stopping by my tt, Book Savvy Babe

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  9. Sounds Gothic. Except no indication of ghosts, other than the age of the house. Great teaser.

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    1. Sounds like a good read, nice teaser!

      http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/04/teaser-tuesday_17.html

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    2. Not Gothic at all, Alice. It's very modern. And the ghost is just a legend.

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  10. Thanks, Sandy, for featuring UNTYING THE KNOT and thanks everyone for your interest. :-) I'm the author.

    I try to create a narrative "voice" for each of my books which are always partly told by a first-person narrator. Once I've found the voice (should I say "heard" that voice?) the book starts to write itself. But I alway want the reader to hear that voice straight away, para. 1, line 1. I just hope it grabs you and makes you read on.

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  11. This one has picqued my curiosity. Great teasers! My post: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.

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    1. I absolutely loved Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Since I live in the Pacific Northwest, I was especially interested in the history of the Japanese internment. Good reading.

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  12. What a great teaser, but what's more interesting is the cover. Is she running from her wedding?

    http://polliwogblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/teaser-tuesdaqy.html

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  13. The cover image of UNTYING THE KNOT is symbolic and represents the guilt-ridden nightmare of the heroine Fay who didn't "stand by her man". She walked away from her marriage after many years of struggling with her husband's PTSD. As the wife of a decorated war hero, she can never forgive herself for "deserting". (But there's a lot more to the plot and things aren't exactly what they seem.)

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    1. Thanks, Linda, for responding with info about the cover. It's beautiful, eye-catching, and would make anyone pick up the book from the bookstore shelf.
      Yes -- there's definitely more to the plot!

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  14. sounds like a book I would enjoy. i'm adding it to my list. good teaser too.
    http://sidnereading.blogspot.com

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  15. This sounds like it can be a tear jerker at the very least a good book, great teaser. Thanks, Cathy @ Addicted to Books Here's my Teaser

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    1. It was a very touching book. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  16. Woah! This one sounds super awesome! Something I would read for sure! I'm loving it already! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by! :)

    Jessirae @ Words, pages and books

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  17. I love beautifully-written books and that passage is enough to interest me. Thanks for sharing!

    Dea
    Teen Readers' Diary

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  18. Hi! Thanks for the visit to my blog!

    Beautiful teaser! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Cool teaser! I hope you're enjoying this one. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Jessirae, Dea, Wuthering, and Andrea: Thank you all for leaving comments. I enjoyed reading your Teasers and visiting your blogs too.

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  21. I really like this teaser. Thanks for stopping by my TT. Happy reading!

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  22. First of all, I saw the title of your blog and I thought, "Hah - awesome!" Then I took a closer look and realized, "Wait, this is a book. I need to check that out!" So I'll be adding it to my TBR list ;)

    But anyway, more on point, what a great teaser! The synopsis seems really sad though.

    Thanks for stopping by my TT :)

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    1. Thank you, Ashley. I'm glad you found us and that you enjoyed this week's teaser.

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  23. Your teaser is great. This author has certainly found different story to go with, very sad. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. This story is quite different from others I've read lately--more than a love story. The PTSD aspect added to the drama.

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  24. Great teaser! I love the wording, it makes the passage haunting.
    Thanks for stopping by my teaser.

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    1. UNTYING THE KNOT is a well written book.

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  25. Interesting teaser! And book. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :-)
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Lori

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  26. Sounds like a great book! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  27. Those are pretty interesting opening sentences.

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  28. Love the teaser. Some I'm hopping by late. I got a bit behind. I really love that cover as well.

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