Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Rainshadow Road - Teaser Tuesday and First Chapter /First Paragraph/Tuesday Intros

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      Ever since my husband and I moved to the Pacific Northwest, we've planned to visit the San Juan Islands. After reading Rainshadow Road, I'm more determined than ever to spend time in this story's beautiful setting.
      The heroine: Glass artist Lucy Marinn's boyfriend of two years breaks up with her because he's in love with her over-indulged sister. So Lucy not only loses her boyfriend, she also loses her sister and the home they shared. 
      The hero: Sam Nolan is one of three brothers whose parents were alcoholics. Sam makes no secret of his bachelor attitude and runs from serious involvement with any woman. A serious accident brings Lucy and Sam together. But can they both overcome their distrust?
      This book has a tiny bit of magic in it. For me that was a drawback, rather than an asset, but I know a lot of people enjoy a bit of supernatural in their stories. Rainshadow Road is a stand-alone book in the Friday Harbor Series.

Opening Paragraph:
When Lucy Marinn was seven years old, three things happened: Her little sister Alice got sick, she was assigned her first science fair project, and she found out that magic existed. More specifically, that she had the power to create magic. And for the rest of her life, Lucy would be aware that the distance between ordinary and extraordinary was only a step, a breath, a heartbeat away. 

Teaser (from Page 153 in my trade paperback):
"Friends are the support bras of life. We don't let each other down. Right?"

Genre: Women's Fiction
Length: 337 Pages (Mass Market Paperback)
Amazon Link: Rainshadow Road
Other Books by Lisa Kleypas: Author Website

 
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34 comments:

Laura said...

I love that teaser! It does sound like a good book and I don't read much romance. Going to add it to my TBR. And thanks for coming by my blog.

Heather said...

I loved Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor, and this and the other two books in the series are in Mount TBR. Thanks for visiting today! ☺

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I've enjoyed other books by this author, so I'm sure I'll like all the books in this series. Seems like a good time of year to be reading Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor!

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) said...

I'm with you on the magic...not my thing! So, I probably wouldn't continue with this one.

Here's Mine: http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/top-ten-tuesday/top-ten-books-winter-tbr-list-tuesday-intro-station-eleven-emily-st-john-mandel/

Cynthia said...

Great opening paragraph. If a book doesn't have a good opening, I know I won't like it.

Jaina said...

Looks interesting! It's not really my type of book, but if it were I'd check it out.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I loved this one! The setting is gorgeous, and when I read this, I had just spent a few days on San Juan Island (Friday Harbor), and fell in love with it. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Kathy Martin said...

I love the teaser. Sounds like a great story. I am one of those who likes a little magic in books. Happy reading!

Sonia Lal said...

That first teaser is very interesting!

Mine: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/teaser-tuesday-heritage-of-cyador/

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The magic was a very small part of the plot, so it didn't bother me much.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Same here!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I really, really hope to spend some time in Friday Harbor in the coming year (when the weather gets better).

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I guess I have trouble "suspending disbelief," but I was able to do it with this book.

Cleo Bannister said...

This sounds like fun - love your teasers! Here is my TT for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/teaser-tuesday-november-25/

Nise' said...

I hope you get to the San Juan Islands. It is so beautiful. I have read Lisa's historical fiction, but non of her contemporary. Happy Reading.

Suzie Quint said...

The teaser is cute but I swore of Kleypas when she felt the need to rewrite Somersby.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Maybe not my type of read.

Laura Thomas said...

Maybe there will be a bit of magic when you and your husband get to San Juan Islands:)
Your teaser is so true and cracked me up.
Here's my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/11/25/teaser-tuesdays-89-rehab-is-for-witches/

Monica's Bookish Life said...

I'm not sure about the magic part, but I like the sound of the hero and the heroine. I'd have to keep reading a bit more to see about this one! Also, I love your teaser!

Kerry O'Donnell said...

Hah! I wonder how much my friends would enjoy being described as sports bras?! Especially the guys. LOL great teaser!!

Here are My teasers...

Sandra Nachlinger said...

When I read that line, I thought, "That's a good Teaser!" Glad you enjoyed it too.

Yvonne said...

Love that teaser! I'm going to add this one to my wishlist.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Next time you're with one of your guy friends, maybe you'll find an opportunity to say, "You never let me down. You're like a support bra." I'd love to hear the response to that!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Those lines cracked me up too.

Katherine P said...

I loved this one! It definitely makes me want to visit the islands. I liked the next one in the series as well!

Juli Rahel said...

Sorry for being so late with commenting today! I absolutely love the teaser because it's both ridiculous and yet so true! We need friends like we need support bras! I do like some magic in my books but it has to work with the narrative otherwise it's just a shame. Thanks for sharing :) have a great week!
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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I like the intro and think I would try this one ---enjoy Sandra

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for recommending the next book. I'm sure I'll read it eventually--after I tackle the backup of books on my Kindle.

The Temperamental Author said...

Interesting intro and teaser!
Thank you for visiting my teaser. You said you weren't sure if Neil Patrick Harris' autobiography is worth reading... I haven't finished it yet, but I definitely think it is worth reading. It's a weird sounding idea, but so well done!
You can view my thoughts on it so far on my Goodreads account: NPH Book Review

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for answering my question. I'll check out your review on Goodreads.

jacquie said...

LOL... the support bras of life! Hilarious! I'll never get that picture out of my mind now:)

Book For Thought said...

Love your teaser! Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great week!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Sandra,

I'm not too sure about the magical aspects of this story, although if I was purchasing solely on the synopsis, it isn't mentioned at all, just going to show how important those opening lines can be!

Hubbie has visited the San Juan Islands, when he worked for a US company some years ago. In fact he stayed with somone who lived just off the the coast and had a boat which they took out to do some sightseeing and crab fishing. It sounded beautiful and idyllic and I wish I could have seen it for myself.

Your teaser lines had me smiling and my imagination working way over time.

Thanks for sharing and 'Happy Thanksgiving'

Yvonne.

Lexxie Lin said...

LOL, this is so true! Support bra of life, indeed. Thanks for the chuckle, Sandra! Have a terrific Thursday :)

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews