Teaser Tuesday – Ferney by James Long

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
4. 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!)
5. Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser:

At the moment when she should have been centred on the small compass of their own unity, she was seized by an overpowering, bewildering and wonderful  feeling that the whole of her surroundings had reached in and drawn the envelope of her body outward so that she encompassed the trees, the stream, the walls and all the diffuse green life that made up the old farm. It was a wild, pagan moment and she felt the accelerating stirrings of their movement she looked up and seemed to see straight through the caravan wall to the house front beyond where a phalanx of unknown friends were silently cheering.

– pages 58-59, Ferney by James Long

When Mike and Gally move to a new cottage in Somerset, it’s to make a new start. But the relationship comes under strain when Gally forms an increasingly close attachment to an old countryman, Ferney, who seems to know everything about her. What is it that draws them together? Reluctantly at first, then with more urgency as he feels time slipping away, Ferney compels Gally to understand their connection – and to face an inexplicable truth about their shared past. Ferney is condemned to be reincarnated through the ages but occasionally he is allowed to meet with the woman he loves. Ferney reminds Gally of her promise – made when they were last together – that they would try to die together.

What I think of it so far:
The £1 bargains are turning out to be wonderful lately! This one is really intriguing me. The writing is compelling and the characters warm. It’s also rather eerie as the relationship between Gally and Ferney grows…


7 responses to “Teaser Tuesday – Ferney by James Long

  1. Ah, this one is intriguing…I like the visual images and the idea of the “envelope of her body” encompassing everything around her.

    Here’s MY TT POST

  2. This sounds pretty deep. Very visual.

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  3. I don’t think my TBR pile will recover from the teasers this week! So many amazing books I want and so little time. Hope you will stop by and check out my White Cat teaser on http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com !

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