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‘The Faerie Tree’ by Jane Cable

So as not to show any spoilers I have not included a synopsis, however, you can find out more about the story and its author … here

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

Coming soon! …

Jane has prepared an excellent guest post with the title ‘Better Together’….

Intrigued? then stop by next week, when all will be revealed!

We eat in Stein’s cafe next to the harbour car park. Pine tables, hot oil and vinegar. Up market chips with everything. I want a glass of wine but Robin orders tea. He says it will warm me; he is feigning concern because I am shivering, even though the car heater has been turned up all the way from Watergate. But I’m not ill, I’m angry: I worried about him for years when all the time he’d just jumped into bed with someone else.

Claire is excited because Ed knows everyone and has offered to show us the hostel tomorrow. He says he’ll take Claire and her friends under his wing when she comes down so there is no need for me to worry – or at least that’s what Claire tells me – I don’t remember him saying that. I don’t remember saying she could come back at all. Robin offers nothing; he is silent – reliving old dreams of Meg, no doubt.

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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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  • While I find these lines intriguing, I liked them even better when I went back and refreshed myself with the opening lines of the book. I look forward to your full review of this one.

    I’m only one chapter into the latest softcover of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith (The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Cafe). This is taken from page 13:

    “The trouble with plans, she thought, was that they tended to be expressions of hope. Everybody, it seemed, felt that they should have a plan, but for most people the plan merely said what they would like to happen rather than what they would actually achieve. Most people did what they wanted to do, whether or not that was what their plan said they should do. So plans were useful only in revealing what people wished for.”

    • Hi Kelly,

      ‘The Faerie Tree’ is possibly turning into a bit more of a love story than I had anticipated that it would. However the characters and the relationships between them, are explored and expressed in such detail and with such empathy, that I can’t put the book down!

      ‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’, is a series I keep meaning to try, but just somehow have never got around to. Given that your lines come from book number 15 and I note that there is also a book 16, I am thinking that it may be a little too late to start now, as I am assuming that I shall need to start at the beginning to work out the dynamics between the characters. I do love the words you chose to share though, as they are so relevant and true for so many people’s lives … definitely my own anyway!

      We are in the midst of a mini heatwave this week, so I shall be seeking the shade and cool whenever possible, as I am definitely not a sun worshipper 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by.

  • Loving the simplicity of the cover.

    Loving the sound of the cafe with its pine tables if not its up-market chips. Like Kelly I eagerly await your thoughts on this one.

    Insomnia is the dark side of the imagination. I’m familiar with these black, secret hours. The following morning you wake up numb, the disaster scenarios have become fantastical.
    – Page 73, No And Me by Delphine De Vigan.

    • Hi Tracy,

      I have been to Padstow and walked past Rick Stein’s fish and chip bar down on the quayside. I can imagine the posh fish and chips they serve there on those lovely pine tables, especially if the price list displayed outside was anything to go by. Rick’s restaurant down in the town, has a similarly hefty pricing structure, which I had on authority, didn’t reaflect the quality of the food on offer. So when we were there a couple of years ago, we found a lovely restauant right opposite, where the meal was delicious and at a fraction of the price!

      ‘No And Me’ sounds really interesting and intriguing, as do the other books by this author – she certainly isn’t scared to deal with the difficult and controversial aspects of life.

      I like the quote you chose to share, particularly “Insomnia is the dark side of the imagination.” I suffer with insomnia quite a bit and it is definitely true that I imagine all sorts of dark things and think dark thoughts, in those hours of wakefulness!

      Not loving this mini heatwave at all! .. What about you? 🙂

    • Hi Wendy,

      Now I come to think about it, ‘The Faerie Tree’ is actually quite an emotional story, on several fronts and I am fast finding myself caught up in the ever changing situation between the characters, as it evolves.

      Time to read a few more pages now 🙂

  • Interesting teasers, I hope you are enjoying this one. And… “I worried about him for years when all the time he’d just jumped into bed with someone else.”…<- oh boy!

    • Hi Naida,

      “I worried about him for years when all the time he’d just jumped into bed with someone else.” …

      Literally, yes! I suppse that’s what did happen. However, there is so much more to this story than that …

      The basic premise is technically and undoubtedly that of a love story, but there are definitely slight overtones of something paranormal going on and if you believe in folklore, then that also plays its part in the illusion, making events not quite what they seem!

      A lovely story so far and I don’t have any idea how it is all going to end 🙂

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