Monday, May 16, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner


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The Confessions of Catherine de Medici: A Novel
I paused, my fingers tightening about my book. "You speak of heretics." A ripple of disquiet went through me. I had not expected our conversation to take such a turn. Until now, the most controversial subject I'd faced was my husband's attachment to his mistress, and I suddenly felt as though I'd dwelled in perfumed oblivion to the dark currents running beneath my feet.

~ page 60 “The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner

About the Book (from Amazon):
The truth is, not one of us is innocent. We all have sins to confess. So reveals Catherine de Medici, the last legitimate descendant of her family’s illustrious line. Expelled from her native Florence, Catherine is betrothed to Henri, son of Fran├žois I of France. In an unfamiliar realm, Catherine strives to create a role for herself through her patronage of the famous clairvoyant Nostradamus and her own innate gift as a seer. But in her fortieth year, Catherine is widowed, left alone with six young children in a kingdom torn apart by the ambitions of a treacherous nobility. Relying on her tenacity, wit, and uncanny gift for compromise, Catherine seizes power, intent on securing the throne for her sons, unaware that if she is to save France, she may have to sacrifice her ideals, her reputation, and the secret of her embattled heart.

This one is up next on my reading pile, and I can't wait to get into it. :) I always look forward to reading everyone's teasers! ~ Wendi

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20 Comments:

Jennifer said...

You book selection is brilliant and well done on your choice of teaser. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/05/teaser-tuesdays-the-long-drive-home.html

tfwalsh said...

Wow, that's a powerful teaser. It really makes me want to read it... going to track it down.

here's mine:http://tfwalsh.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/teaser-tuesday-the-devouring/

Li said...

Fantastic teaser! The Medicis are a fascinating family, their contribution to the Renaissance their role in Italian history always intrigued me. I've never read a novel with one of them as the protagonist though. Hope you enjoy reading the novel when you get to it! Thanks for dropping by my blog =)

- Li, http://www.rulethewaves.net

Heather said...

Sounds really good, Wendi!
My teaser: At Grave’s End

jlshall said...

Excellent teaser! I always find books set during the Renaissance very intriguing. Hope it turns out to be a great read.

Ange said...

Great teaser!! This will be going on my TBR pile.

My Teaser: http://ange-moonlightreader.blogspot.com/2011/05/teaser-tuesday-is-a-weekly-book-meme.html

Beth said...

Great teaser! Here is my teaser for this week.

Mystica said...

This sounds a good read. I am making a note of this one!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds awesome...thanks for sharing.

Here's MY TT POST

Kyanara_night said...

What a wonderfull teaser!

Have a great day
Kyanara

Marg said...

Good book! Hope you enjoy it!

My teaser this week comes from one of my favourite authors!

Julie @ Read Handed said...

Great teaser. If you get a chance, mine is here.

Pepca said...

Great teaser! I think that would be my kind of book. Here is mine: http://beyondstrangenewwords.blogspot.com/2011/05/teaser-tuesday-may-17-2011.html

carolsnotebook said...

Great teaser. Sounds like it could be a fascinating book.

Kristyn said...

Great teaser! I have that book and have been trying to make a go at it, but never manage to make it past the beginning for being distracted by other things. This makes me want to finish it!

I'm a new follower, Happy Teaser Tuesday! Here's mine for Mockingjay: http://aturnofpage.blogspot.com/2011/05/teaser-tuesday-no-3.html.

Sandy Nachlinger said...

That's a really good teaser! I think I'd enjoy the book.
My teaser is here:
http://iousex.blogspot.com
BTW, I live in the Seattle area too.

Mama Zen said...

This sounds fabulous!

Elysium said...

Great choice of teaser! Loved this book.

Angel said...

I think I would like to read this.

here is my teaser!

http://angelscove.blogspot.com/2011/05/teaser-tuesday-2.html

A Backwards Story said...

This teaser has a lot of intriguing and makes you want to keep reading. Good choice!

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