Monday, April 2, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - Simple Twists of Faith

Another Tuesday; another Teaser. Every week I look forward to this day. Why? Because so many great authors and their wonderful books are represented. I can't wait to see what new books today's posts will bring. 


My teaser today is from Simple Twists of Faith by Judy Dearborn Nill. It's one of only 250 books in the quarterfinals for Amazon's 2012 Breakthrough Novel Award for young adult fiction. (The 100 semi-finalists will be announced April 24.) Good luck, Judy! I love this story, and I think you will too. 


Here are two (okay, three) sentences from the book (approx. Page 9):

I’m not sure what Fay means by silk purses and sows’ ears, but I can’t mistake her tone. She doesn’t believe in me like Jeffrey does. Nobody believes in me like Jeffrey does.


Here's the synopsis from Judy's website:
Emma's in love with her married pastor, but she never expected him to kiss her. The kiss sets off a chain reaction of events that leaves her breathless and at odds with her best friend--wannabe boyfriend--Cal. When scandal rocks the church, Emma must decide how much of her experience to reveal, and at what cost.

 
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading. 
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48 comments:

  1. This sounds like an interesting story, and one that will be full of emotion. Nice teaser.

    Here's My Teaser

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    1. I don't generally read YA fiction, but this story grabbed me.

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  2. Hi Sandra,

    Intriguing teaser lines, from what sounds like a great story. It sounds as though this relationship might well be doomed from the very start, but who knows ....? I may just go back to Judy's website and download the first chapter for a peek ..

    I also love the synopsis for your own book I.O.U. Sex, I'm just wondering which one of you came up with the idea?

    Two more books for my reading list, thanks.

    Have a good week,

    Yvonne

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    1. Simple Twists of Faith is a great story. It will surprise you.
      Thank you for your kind words about I.O.U. SEX. We were recently interviewed by Elise Marion on her blog, and that's one of the questions she asked. If you're curious, click on the "About the Book" tab above where there's a direct link to Elise's blog.
      The short answer is we both came up with the idea.

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  3. OH My grandmother used to use that line! I also went and grabbed the first chapter! thanks!

    Mine is not live till 7 AM Eastern but here is my Teaser Tuesdays Post (with the funnest book I have read in the last few months)

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  4. Is Jeffrey the pastor? Don't think this one would appeal to me, but home you enjoy it.

    Here's ours, we have two today: http://www.ourstack.blogspot.com/2012/04/tuesday-teasers-one-and-only-ivan.html

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    1. Yes, Jeffrey is the pastor. However, this book is tastefully written and is suitable for younger readers.

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  5. Uh oh. Sounds like it could be a sticky situation.

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    1. It definitely is sticky, with a surprise (and satisfying) ending.

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  6. Ooh, I think I'd like this book. Sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing :)

    Here's my TEASER from The White Oak.

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  7. That sounds like it could be an interesting situation they've gotten themselves into. Great teaser. interesting read. Here's my Teaser and if you want to check out my Top Ten
    Thanks,
    Cathy @ Addicted to Books

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    1. The book has a great plot, and the characters are completely believable.

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  8. Nice teaser! You both may be interested in Comeback Love by Peter Golden. I read it recently and it was really well done.

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation. I'll add Comeback Love to my TBR list.

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  9. Sounds like quite an intense and possibly emotional story! Thanks for visiting...

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  10. Sounds interesting, very intense. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page at a Time

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  11. A captivating teaser!

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

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  12. wow intense story! I guess Jeffrey has been there for her and they have fallen for each other. That will be quite the scandal. Thanks for sharing and visiting My TT!

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    1. You can download the first chapter of Simple Twists of Faith from Judy's website: http://judydearbornnill.com/

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  13. Sounds like an interesting read! I've never heard of this book, but I am interested in finding out more about it.

    Thanks for visiting my teaser from UNRAVELING.

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    1. Judy has written three young adult books, and I've enjoyed all three of them. Each one is unique! You can download the first chapter of Simple Twists of Faith from her website: http://judydearbornnill.com/

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  14. Great teaser, thanks for sharing =) The synopsis of the novel sounds intense!

    Here's my teasers for this week: http://www.rulethewaves.net/blog/?p=4149

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  15. Sounds like Jeffrey is the best!
    :)
    Make me sad for the girl

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    1. Well... you might want to download the first chapter of the book from Judy's website: http://judydearbornnill.com/
      You'll be surprised.

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  16. I definitely want to know how Jeffrey believes in her now. I can definitely say I have a friend or to I know believe in me regardless but it's hard to find that kind of complete faith in a friend. Or anyone for that matter. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, sharing some of the love.

    Cassie @ The Anfractuous Bookaholic

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    1. The main character (15-year-old Emma) has self-esteem issues, and her pastor Jeffrey takes advantage of that. So perhaps his faith in her isn't as sincere as she thinks.
      I enjoy visiting everyone's blogs to see what they're reading. Unfortunately, my Kindle runneth over!

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  17. Great teaser! I haven't heard of this one before. I hope you're enjoying it. Thsnks for sharing!

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    1. It's a good book and kept me interested throughout.

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  18. curious teaser, great choice. Thanks for stopping by my TT today, Book Savvy Babe

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  19. Sounds like quite a dramatic book.

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  20. Hello! Thanks for dropping by my blog!

    Interesting teaser.

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  21. Hmmm... Not quite sure what I think about this book!

    Thanks for stopping by my TT!

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  22. Interesting teaser. I'm wondering why they don't believe in her.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog btw

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  23. great teaser! I'll definitely have to check this one out - thank you for sharing! :)

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  24. Ah, this one sounds very intriguing....thanks for the teasers...and for visiting my blog. Enjoy!

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  25. It sounds like a tangled web of romance--thanks for stopping by.

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  26. A big THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to comment on this blog post. Your feedback is sincerely appreciated. See you all next Tuesday!

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  27. Okay, I definitely want to know what's up! Silk purses and sows' ears seem like a strange combination!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    sinn @ sinnful books

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  28. This book sounds really interesting. I'm a bit slow in responding to my Teaser Tuesdays but thanks for stopping by Better Read Than Dead.

    I am now following you. Great blog...btw.

    ~Kristin

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  29. Ahhh! I don't know what to think but I definitely want to know more.

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  30. She sounds a tiny bit obsessed...

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  31. Sounds like she has someone who will always stand by her. I haven't heard of this one either so thanks for sharing!

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  32. Great teaser. Thanks for visiting mine.

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