Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

"So good of you to come. We have heard nothing but raves about you since we arrived in town and are so honoured that you are willing to work on our ballroom." Lady Stratton tucked her hand under her husband's arm. "Our son Alastar will be coming down for the Season, and we hope to have a number of balls when he does."
This week my teaser comes from Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal. This is the third book in her Glamourist Histories series. Here is the description from Amazon:
Up-and-coming fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal enchanted fans with her novels Shades of Milk and Honey and Glamour in Glass, which introduced Regency glamourists Jane and David Vincent. In Without a Summer, Jane and Vincent take a break from their international travels. But in a world where magic is real, nothing--even the domestic sphere--is quite what it seems.

After a dramatic trip to Belgium, Jane and Vincent go to Long Parkmeade to spend time with Jane's family, but quickly turn restless. The spring is unseasonably cold, and no one wants to be outside. Mr. Ellsworth is concerned by the harvest, since a poor one may imperil Melody's dowry. And Melody has concerns of her own, given an inadequate selection of eligible bachelors locally.

When Jane and Vincent receive a commission from a prominent London family, they take it, and bring Melody with them. They hope the change of scenery will do her good and her marriage prospects--and mood--will be brighter in London. Talk here frequently turns to increased unemployment of coldmongers and riots in nearby villages by Luddites concerned that their way of life is becoming untenable. With each passing day, it's more difficult to avoid getting embroiled in the intrigue, which does not really help Melody's chances for romance. It doesn't take long for Jane to Vincent realize that in addition to arranging a wedding, they must take on one small task: solving a crisis of national proportions.


  1. Lovely cover art. Might have to try this series. I've been looking for something different.
    Here's my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/11/24/teaser-tuesdays-137-a-piece-of-you/

  2. This looks fascinating - I've added the series to my TBR list! Here's my TT for the week: http://justasecondblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/teaser-tuesdaysfirst-chapter-first_24.html

  3. Love the bluebirds of happiness flying around. I think things will turn out okay. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  4. I read the first two so need to get this one.

  5. I do love that cover, and the story sounds promising. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “SNOW ANGEL COVE”

  6. Sounds like a good plot, and I love the cover. This series is new to me, and I'm definitely interested.
    My Tuesday post features The Beach House.

  7. I like the sounds of this one. Here's mine: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-12n

  8. I like the sound of this one. As I read the teaser though, I was sure glad I don't have to attend all those balls. I can read about them, but I don't think I'd like to attend them.

  9. Oh interesting teaser! Totally new to me! Hope you enjoy the rest!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  10. I like the teaser! I have the first book and need to get to it soon.


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