Monday, October 21, 2013

Peace by Piece - Teaser Tuesday

Rather than post two random sentences for Teaser Tuesday, I like to select an excerpt that tells about the book's plot or characters or that showcases the author's writing. With Peace by Piece this was hard to do because there were too many good passages to choose from! Carol Fragale Brill did a marvelous job of getting inside the head of a woman suffering from anorexia/bulimia. She has crafted a touching and meaningful story that gripped me from Page 1.

Here are two sentences from 
3% on my Kindle:
From time to time, Lilly asks me about him: about why I never talk about him, about how she can count on one hand the times she has heard me speak his name in the last five years. Her question always seems to hit me out of nowhere, as if I ran smack into a sliding glass door, and I am numb and achy at the same time.

Genre: Women's Fiction/Romance
Number of Pages: 369
Amazon Link: Peace by Piece

Here's the synopsis from Goodreads:
     Peace by Piece deals with unshakable first love, family, relationships, the difficulties of being a stepparent—all shadowed by the curse of anorexia/bulimia. 
     Six years after fleeing college and Thomas’s betrayal, Maggie has nearly given up on love. 
     Enter Izzie, a motherless eight year old, and every maternal instinct kicks-in. With Donald, Izzie’s dad, Maggie waits for the thrill—for anything magic: a spark, a quickening, a quiver racing up her spine. The magic never comes, but it is precisely the ordinariness of his kisses and subsequent proposal that make her feel safe. She imagines that loving Izzie is enough to finally lock Thomas out of her heart. 
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!

Here's the link to join in: Teaser Tuesday


  1. Ooh, love the sound of this one! I am partial to emotional stories told by a first-person narrator...and the opportunity to get inside the narrator's "head." Thanks!


    1. I love the author's description - "as if I ran smack into a sliding glass door." Good writing.

  2. It sure sounds good to me! Love the cover too!!

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  3. Hmmm, who is she not talking about!! Intriguing. Great teaser and thanks for sharing.

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    1. Some sad parts, lots of happy parts. I enjoyed it a lot.

  5. Sound slike this one could be emotionally intense. My teaser: Frankenstein

  6. I love that teaser and the blurb on the book. Thanks for coming by my page

  7. OMG! I love love love this teaser!!! It's amazing! I want to read the book now haha :P

  8. That is such an interesting title! Great teaser, too! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. You made a great job selecting your teaser. Why is she not talking about him? What happened? And eating disorders are such a complex and important subject. I'm curious now.

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  10. Well, I wonder if her plan worked. Thanks for visiting.

  11. Great title. You can feel her brittleness in the teaser.

  12. Great teaser! I definitely want to read more.

  13. Sounds like he really hurt her. Love the cover art on this one. Thanks for stopping by The Busy Mom's Daily.

  14. Ohhh, this sounds like it's one that'll make you cry--in a good way. I wonder what he did that was so bad. Great teaser!!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  15. I hope it works out for her. Just the teaser makes me want to root for her. Thanks for stopping by and visiting the Book Connection.

  16. Very nice teaser. This sounds like such an emotional story. Thanksgoed

  17. I agree, great title. Sounds like a good read.

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  18. I bought this book based on your recommendation a while ago. I enjoyed it very much...great teaser!

  19. Nice teaser, sounds like a good romance! Thanks for stopping by :)

  20. Great tease. Sounds like a great read i hope you are enjoying it!

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  21. Nice teaser. I'm very curious about who they're referring to. Sounds like a good backstory there.

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  22. looks like something I would like!


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