Teaser Tuesday 5/18 The Blind Contessa's New Machine

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Teaser TuesdayTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  1. Grab your current read
  2. Open to a random page
  3. 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!)
  4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 On the day Contessa Carolina Fantoni was married, only one other living person knew that she was going blind, and he was not her groom.

This was not because she had failed to warn them.

"I am going blind," she had blurted to her mother, in the welcome dimness of the family coach, her eyes still bright with tears from the searing winter sun. By this time, her peripheral vision was already gone. Carolina could feel her mother take her hand, but she had to turn to see her face. When she did, her mother kissed her, her own eyes full of pity.

"I have been in love, too," she said, and looked away.

-- the beginning (a little more than 2 sentences!) of The Blind Contessa's New Machine by Carey Wallace (July 2010)

 

The Blind Contessa's New MachinePublisher's summary: In the early 1800s, a young Italian contessa, Carolina Fantoni, realizes she is going blind shortly before she marries the town's most sought-after bachelor. Her parents don't believe her, nor does her fiancé.

The only one who understands is the eccentric local inventor and her longtime companion, Turri. When her eyesight dims forever, Carolina can no longer see her beloved lake or the rich hues of her own dresses. But as darkness erases her world, she discovers one place she can still see -- in her dreams. Carolina creates a vivid dreaming life, in which she can not only see, but also fly, exploring lands she had never known.

Desperate to communicate with Carolina, Turri invents a peculiar machine for her: the world's first typewriter. His gift ignites a passionate love affair that will change both of their lives forever.

Based on the true story of a nineteenth-century inventor and his innovative contraption, The Blind Contessa's New Machine is an enchanting confection of love and the triumph of the imagination.

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That sounds like such a

That sounds like such a wonderful story. Can't wait to read more about Carolina and Turri. Thanks for sharing your teaser!

Mine is at The Eager Readers.

TT

Enjoy your book. Mine is from The God of the Hive.

Great teaser! Here is my

Great teaser! Here is my teaser for this week.

TT

Well - if you tell them and they just aren't paying attention - what is a girl to do?
HERE is my teaser for today :)

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This sounds delightful. I will look into it more.

Oh WOW WOW WOW! I must read

Oh WOW WOW WOW! I must read this! Going on my TBR, right NOW!

Here is mine!

Interesting teaser. My teaser

Interesting teaser.

My teaser is here.

Happy reading. :)

xx,
E.J

Nice

I love this! I'll probably use it as my Waiting on Wednesday pick so I'll give you a shout out. Thanks for sharing! My teaser is from THE PASSAGE and it's at The Crowded Leaf.

I love that teaser! I wanted

I love that teaser! I wanted to check out this book before, but now I have to read it! Thanks for sharing! Here's my teaser for Daughters of the Witching Hill

That sounds fantastic, great

That sounds fantastic, great teaser! I´ll put this one on my list.
Here´s my teaser:
http://ifyoucanreadthis.wordpress.com/2010/05/18/teaser-tuesday-23/

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This sounds like a really great book. I cannot imagine the heartbreak of going blind let alone not having anyone believe me

Wow, what a fantastic teaser!

Wow, what a fantastic teaser! This looks like a really moving story. I hope you are enjoying it!