Monday, October 12, 2009

Tuesday: Teaser/Whereabouts

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Teaser Tuesdays: Yes, My Darling Daughter by Margaret Leroy



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  • 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!
"Mauro," I ventured, hoping to defend myself and sound logical, "I happen to be my husband's second wife. All three of us live side by side."

~Page 60, Cult Insanity by Irene Spencer
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I am trapped in a polygamous marriage of the Mormon sect in Los Molinos in California. I don't know where to escape as I have 9 children to take care of. Anyone dissenting faces dire consequences, which can end in being murdered.

~Cult Insanity by Irene Spencer

A Memoir of Polygamy, Prophets and Atonement

35 comments:

Missy said...

This sounds like it might be an interesting read! I haven't read anything about this topic before.

carolsnotebook said...

Sounds like a tough read. I think the teaser is interesting, since the speaker realizes that her situation is not the best option.

Zia said...

I have this on my shelf to be read but I'm thinking I want to find the first and read it before I read this one.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

Thus woman is in a very bad place. I don't see a happy ending.

Carrie K. said...

Sounds like a chilling story!

Veens said...

I read about this book, but not read any reviews yet!

Book Dragon said...

I wonder WHEN the memoir takes place as I don't believe Mormons have supported polygamy in a while. I do know that it still happen, I have Escape on my TBR pile.

Chilling book - looking forward to your review.


Thanks for commenting on my Teaser Tuesday!

Snowbell said...

I sounds really interesting. I read another book about one of these cults and I couldn't put it down.
Here's mine

Jennifer said...

A very intriguing teaser! I have not read anything on this topic before, I need to change that.
Thanks for the book suggestion and for stopping by my blog. :)

brizmus said...

Oh man, that would just be ridiculously crazy to be trapped in a mormon marriage like that. agh!

here's mine!
http://brizmusblogsbooks.blogspot.com/2009/10/its-tuesday-where-am-i.html

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Now I can't wait to dive into this one! I just received it yesterday in the mail...a contest win!

My teaser is here:

http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/

Staci said...

this one sounds totally intriguing..great teaser!

sumanam said...

This book must be interesting!!!.
Here is mine:
http://sumanam.wordpress.com/2009/10/14/teaser-tuesdays-7/

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Sounds like an interesting book to read. I'll have to check this one out. Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Jo-Jo said...

Great teaser...I won this book, but haven't received it yet. I'm looking forward to it.

Kristi said...

Good teaser - I have this one in my TBR pile. I am hoping to read it before the end of the year!

kaye said...

I'm sure if you'll check your book you'll find you are not reading about "Mormon's". The church you are reading about is a break off from "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" or the "Mormons". The group this book is about are called "Fundamentalist Mormons". They don't agree with the doctrines of the parent church so they broke off and made a new church.

I am a Mormon so I thought I'd gently correct you. Click here to learn more about Mormon’s

Natalie W said...

Oh i just got this book. I'm thinking I should read the first book first and then this one. Have you read her first one?

naida said...

Interesting teasers!
I read Shattered Dreams, which dealt with polygamy and it was an eye opener.
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Mishel said...

I'm definitely interested in this book! Thanks for the teaser. I hope you're enjoying it.

Dog-Eared Books said...

Great teaser. This one has been added to my TBR list.

celi.a said...

Yikes! I think that the reader probably has to be brave to face this subject material...not as much as the writer, obviously, but this sounds like a scary story. I don't know if I'd pick it up. Great teaser, though!

Thanks for coming by my blog earlier!

jlshall said...

Great teaser! Yes, it does sound like insanity - especially the part about having nine children.

Crystal said...

I've seen this one around and I'm very intrigued by it. Great teaser.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

alitareads said...

This book should be arriving in my mailbox any day - I'm looking forward to reading it!

Here's my Teaser Tuesday.

Sassy Brit said...

This sounds fascinating! Before I read about the book, the teaser made me think...'What the...? I wouldn't put up with that!' LOL Then I read on. :)

Here's my Tuesday Teaser!

Have a good day!

Sassy
:)

Dar said...

That's an interesting teaser. I'm curious about the book now.

Shannansbooks said...

Wow, interesting book. I would not know what I would do if I had to live like that. I have to much mouth so my hubby says lol.

stacybuckeye said...

Yikes! I'm not much of a fan of the cult books.

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

I havent read this one. It does sound good.

Bryan R. Terry said...

As a member of the LDS Church myself, I second what Kaye said above. The Church hasn't been involved with polygamy in over 100 years (give or take).

My Teaser is HERE

sumanam said...

I just finished the book and did a review on my blog... I didn't like it, how is it going for you?????

Here is mine:
http://sumanam.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/490/

Susan B. Evans said...

Interesting teaser this week :)

The Westie Loving Therapist said...

Just curious if you'd read Carolyn Jessup's book and how they compare. Her book was a tough read for me.

MarceJ said...

Oh my that is DEEP. It made me feel like I was a friend that wanted to support but didn't want to hear the truth. What a weird feeling from such a great teaser.

Thanks for stopping over to my blog.