Monday, May 21, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - Each Angel Burns



In today's Tuesday Teaser, two of the male characters in Each Angel Burns by Kathleen Valentine are discussing virgo intacta (virginity) among nuns and why a woman would choose that life. The speaker is a priest.


"... You know, in the Middle Ages most women's lives were pretty bleak. But in convents women were educated and could write, paint, play and compose music .... There were intelligent women who considered that a better choice than being a literal slave and bearing endless children."
(at 5% on my Kindle)


Blurb from Goodreads:
Each Angel Burns is the story of three people at crossroads in their lives--a tale of enduring friendship, of faith, of great evil and greater love--and of how they culminate in a miracle.
(For a more detailed synopsis, see the description on Amazon.)

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38 comments:

  1. Hi Sandra,

    Great teaser lines, although I have to say that at first glance, I didn't think this would be a book I would enjoy.

    I headed over and checked out the synopsis though and I am converted, it sounds fantastic and has gone straight onto my reading list.

    It looks like it is going to be great week for new 'finds', thanks.

    Yvonne

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    1. Even though I'm not very far into it, the characters in this book are fascinating to me. I hope you enjoy it too.
      You're right -- lots of good finds this week. I've been introduced to so many wonderful books through Teaser Tuesday!

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  2. great teaser. It sounds like an interesting book. and I didn't know that about convents at all.

    My TT

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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    1. It's fun to learn something while enjoying a story, isn't it?

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  3. Great stuff. Thanks for visiting me.

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  4. Isn't it kind of sad that we left it to the stupid women to bear our future generations? That said, I'd run off the the nunnery too.

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    1. Alice, I hadn't thought of it that way!

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  5. Interesting thought--I can't imagine not having my kids as a "better choice!" My teaser comes from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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    1. I can't imagine not having my son either! But I also can't imagine being treated as chattel. There sure weren't many choices for women back then!

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  6. Maybe in the middle ages live in a convent was better for women in terms of education, but now that aspect has vanished, I would never choose it. Maybe in the middle ages though...

    Take a look at my teaser.

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    1. I imagine life in the Middle Ages was no picnic, unless you were nobility!
      BTW, I enjoyed your teaser too.

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  7. Great teaser! :D

    Thanks for dropping by! :D
    Kari Po-Ku Reads

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  8. Convent life...not for me!
    This week I have a teaser with historical undertones:
    http://cmbrown-books.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/teaser-tuesdays-weekly-bookish-meme_21.html

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  9. Sounds like an interesting book. Hope you are enjoying it!

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  10. Great teasers! Sounds interesting. Happy reading! :)

    Here's my TT!

    ~new follower~

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  11. I don't think convent life would have been for me.

    And some nuns did learn those things and get an education...the ones from noble families, at least (in most cases; there are cases of the lowly poor being educated...like Alice Perrers!). ;)

    Thanks for stopping by mine!

    Amber
    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

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  12. Sounds like I would have preferred the convent life

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  13. Excellent teaser! I really need to check this one out – thank you for sharing! :)

    Here’s mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/05/teaser-tuesdays-struck-by-jennifer.html

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  14. When you put it that way, it makes sense!

    This book sounds intriguing...and I love that cover.

    Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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    1. I'm in the middle of it now, and it is intriguing! I love the cover too. Nice composition.

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  15. AMEN! I am so glad I was not born in the middle ages, when you put it that way, being a nun sounds pretty awesome :) thanks for stopping by my tt, Book Savvy Babe

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  16. An intriguing teaser, Sandy!

    Mine: Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs.

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  17. The priest has a very good point. :)

    Here's my TT.

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  18. A very interesting teaser.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/05/teaser-tuesday_22.html

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  19. Excellent Tease! Thanks for stopping by SunnyReads!!

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  20. Sounds good. Here is my TT http://newpaperadventures.blogspot.com/2012/05/teaser-tuesday-may-22.html

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  21. what a great teaser and looks like a book I am going to have to my TBR! Mine is pretty silly this week and here: http://lostinsidethecovers.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/teaser-tuesday-may-22/

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  22. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    What a great teaser! It rings so true! Getting an education and a measure of freedom to express one's self is so important. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. That is a interesting POV to look at this subject from. I had never thought of that. It makes me more interested in the lives of covenant women now. That teaser was intriguing and has spike my interest of this novel.

    Maura @ Monster of Books

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  24. i like this kind of book, thanks for stopping by SBC im now following. xx

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  25. Great teaser ;) Seems like an interesting book :D
    Thank you for commenting on my Teaser Tuesday. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  26. Interesting teaser. I never thought about nuns in that way. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Very interesting! Some days it definitely seems like a toss up between the two. lol

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  28. I just discovered this blog post. Thank you SO much for using lines from my book. I loved writing this book and I'm thrilled that people found it intriguing. Thank you so much!

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    1. Thank you for commenting, Kathleen. Each Angel Burns is one of the best books I've read in a long time. I'm looking forward to reading more stories from you.

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