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‘Apartment 3B’ by Patricia Scanlan

So as not to show any spoilers I have not included a synopsis, however you can check out the full premise by simply clicking on the book’s image.

If you don’t really want to read any major spoilers, then you can tease yourself a little more, by reading the first few lines of the story … here

Incarna had phoned her a week before to say that she had several commissions lined up if she was interested and the publishing firm that she had worked for previously had written to her asking if she would do several covers for them

Her mother-in-law, older and frailer, had welcomed her warmly and they had both gone to visit the lovingly-kept grave

Teaser words taken from paperback copy, page 332

If you want a rattling good, large scale saga of; love, greed, rivalry, dreams and ambitions, then this is looking like the book for you!

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by … Jenn at ‘A Daily Rhythm’

Anyone can take part, by just doing the following:

Grab your current read.

Open to a random page.

  1. Share a couple of  “teaser” sentences, from somewhere on that page.
  2. Be careful not to share “spoiler” sentences.
  3. Remember to share the title and author too.
  4. Head on over to ‘should be reading’ and leave a link to your post, so that others can share it and you can share other people’s.

It would be great if you then decided to leave a comment for Jenn, as we all like to receive them and are interested in sharing your thoughts.

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  • Hi Samita,

    That particular edition does have a great cover, very easy on the eye.

    Unfortunately my copy is a much older edition and the cover reflects that. It shows quite a dark depressing image of what I assume is the River Liffey, in Dublin, Ireland.

  • Hi Mystica,

    It has been in my TBR pile for many moons, but I notice has been republished recently.

    Patricia Scanlan is an Irish author born and bred.

    Her books all tend to be lengthy sagas.

  • Hi Beth,

    This tome weighs in at a lofty 637 pages, but I have to say that it is proving to be quite an easy going, stress-free read, which I am enjoying immensely.

    It is certainly not a book that you would get hung-up on.

  • Hi Joy,

    Patricia Scanlan isn’t a mainstream author whose work comes up for discussion very often, but her writing is very observational and easy to understand.

    Despite the length of the sagas she specialises in, they are certainly not arduous reads, but full of content that most readers can relate to.

  • Hi Laurel-Rain,

    It was good to read that you have TBR ‘stacks’, that sounds so much more dramatic than ‘piles’ and doesn’t make me feel so bad about my ‘mountain’.

    I am sure that this is a book that you would enjoy, it seems to fit in with your reads quite nicely.

    It is quite a lengthy read, but as yet, it has not been at all slow-moving, or at all onerous.

  • Hi Aimee,

    This is one of the better books that I have read lately. Full of good quality content and emotion and I am not sure of the outcome

  • Hi Alayne,

    Given your obviously eclectic taste in reading (great blog site, by the way), I feel sure that this would be a saga that you would enjoy.

  • Here is my teaser from Out of Touch by Brandon Tietz (Page vii):

    I used to be the kind of guy that would have no problem reading Playboy or Hustler on an airplane, but that me in “the before,” and nearly everything has changed since that time in my life a little over a year ago.

    This is not a coming of age story.

    If that’s what you’re wanting then I suggest you put this down and read something else: something with a happy ending. Like Penthouse.

    Or: the funny pages.

    This is me giving you your official warning.

    Because where this goes, you might not be ready for.

  • Hello Lori,

    My ‘teaser’, and the whole book for that matter, is certainly not as ‘steamy’ or exotic sounding as your latest read.

  • Hello Kaye,

    It’s a good feeling to know you have completed a marathon read every once in a while.

    I love your site and will be back to visit some of your reviews when time isn’t so pressing.

  • Hello Mary Ann,

    Thanks for sharing those lines. It is always good to see new authors break into the ‘published’ world, they deserve every encouragement. I wish Brandon every success.

  • Hi Darlene,

    Maybe something a little lighter may have been good for just now, with all the added work involved with the Christmas season, but I am not finding ‘Apartment 3B’ too heavy going, despite its 600+ pages, in fact the pages are whizzing by and I shall be sorry to see it finished.

    Your recommendation will definitely be in my light and fluffy reading selection, it sounds great.

  • Hi Donna,

    I always just post the teaser lines, but I guess it would make more sense to post the book synopsis as well, so that others can decide whether or not, it is something they would enjoy.

    On second thoughts, no. The whole point of teaser lines, is to keep you guessing and read into them what you will!

  • Hi Emma,

    I know what you mean about those ever-growing TBR piles and ‘Wish Lists’.

    There are so many great recommendations out there, that I am almost frightened to look.

    My mountain is already taking over the house, but I just can’t read them, as fast as I can buy them!!!

  • Hi Wakela,

    That is the beauty of some of the great meme ideas that people come up with, there are some fantastic recommendations and I find myself drawn towards reading genre, that I normally would have bypassed in the bookstore.

    Of course there has to be a down side and that is the size of my TBR pile and Wish List. I just can’t possibly hope to live long enough to read all the books I have now and I just keep adding to them!!!

  • Hi Violet,

    It honestly doesn’t seem that long when you are reading it.

    Because the book is tracking the stories of several different people, there is always something happening.

    The individual stories will be coming together quite soon, I should imagine, as a final decision is reached.

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