Monday, September 3, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I'm currently re-reading an old favorite of mine, Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts. The teaser I chose is from when Aidan tells Jude the story of Carrick and Lady Gwen, a faerie prince and the mortal he loved and lost. The story of Carrick, Gwen, and the spell cast upon them runs through the entire Gallaghers of Ardmore trilogy.

"And that it was the words of love--rather than passion, rather than longing, even rather than constancy--she'd needed. But now she was old and bent, and she knew as the faerie prince couldn't, not being mortal, that it was too late. She wept the bitter tears of an old woman and told him that her life was ended. And she said that if he had brought her love rather than jewels, had spoken of love rather than passion, and longing, and constancy, her heart might have won over duty. He had been too proud, she said, and she too blind to see her heart's desire.

"Her words angered him, for he had brought her love, time and again, in the only way he knew. And this time before he walked away from her, he cast a spell. She would wander and she would wait, as he had year after year, alone and lonely, until true hearts met and accepted the gifts he had offered her. Three times to meet, three times to accept before the spell could be broken."
*Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts, pages 101-102

Book Description:
Jewels of the Sun CoverDetermining to reevaluate her life, Jude Murray flees America to take refuge in Faerie Hill Cottage, immersing herself in the study of Irish Folk and discovers hope for the future of the magical past...

Finally back home in Ireland after years of traveling, Aidan Gallagher possesses an uncommon understanding of his country's haunting myths. Although he's devoted to managing the family pub, a hint of wildness still glints in his stormy eyes--and in Jude, he sees a woman who can both soothe his heart and stir his blood. And he begins to share the legends of the land with her--while they create a passionate history of their own...


Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews said...

Very intriguing. I am still yet to read a title by Nora Roberts. Enjoy!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I think I read one or more of the books in this trilogy. I love the teaser.


Sandy Nachlinger said...

Nora Roberts always tells a good story.
My teaser is from A LOT LIKE A LADY.

fredamans said...

Beautiful teaser!