teacups for teaser tuesdays


Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, from Tuesday/First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by Should Be Reading.

Today’s featured book is an ARC from Amazon Vine:  One Hundred Names, by Cecelia Ahern.




Intro:  Chapter One

She was nicknamed The Graveyard.  Any secret, any piece of confidential information, personal or otherwise, that went in never, ever came back out.  You knew you were safe; you knew you would never be judged or, if you were it would be silently, so you’d never know.  She was perfectly named with a birth name that meant consistency and fortitude, and she was appropriately nicknamed; she was solid, permanent and steady, stoic but oddly comforting.  Which is why visiting her in this place was all the more agonising.  And it was agonising, not just mentally challenging; Kitty felt a physical pain in her chest, more specifically in her heart, that began with the thought of having to go, grew with the reality of actually being there, and then worsened with the knowledge that it wasn’t a dream, it wasn’t a false alarm, this was life in its rawest form.  A life that had been challenged, and would subsequently be lost, to death.


Teaser:  Kitty blocked her face with her hands.  It was too humiliating to have him stand there while she cried, when before he would have comforted her.  (p. 72).


Blurb:  Internationally bestselling author Cecelia Ahern’s One Hundred Names is the story of secrets, second chances, and the hidden connections that unite our lives—a universal tale that will grip you with its emotional power and mesmerize you with its magic.

Scandal has derailed Journalist Kitty Logan’s career, a setback that is soon compounded by an even more devastating loss. Constance, the woman who taught Kitty everything she knew, is dying. At her mentor’s bedside, Kitty asks her—what is the one story she always wanted to write?

The answer lies in a single sheet of paper buried in Constance’s office—a list of 100 names—with no notes or explanation. But before Kitty can talk to her friend, it is too late.

Determined to unlock the mystery and rebuild her own shaky confidence, Kitty throws herself into the investigation, using her skills and savvy to track down each of the names on the list and uncover their connection. Meeting these ordinary people and learning their stories, Kitty begins to piece together an unexpected portrait of Constance’s life. . . and starts to understand her own.


Sounds good to me.  What do you think?  Would you keep reading?


    1. Yes, that’s right…she’s Irish. I am so envious of your trip to Dublin. My eldest son lived in Ireland for around nine months in the 90s, and came back with gorgeous photos and lots of stories. Thanks for visiting, Catherine.


    1. Yes! I love stories where the MC is on a quest, after finding something mysterious, like a diary, or in this case, a list. Can’t wait to see what happens. Thanks for visiting, Gigi Ann, and enjoy your week.


  1. To me the opener seems rather thoughtful. I like the idea of naming people for good qualities. If I were an author I’d do something like that too. Hope it’s a good read for you.


    1. As I read along in the book (almost finished), I think that the opener does not really tell us how interesting this journey will be…probably the blurb gives a better idea. Thanks for visiting, Margot, and I do like the idea of naming people for their qualities.


  2. Hello! I’m here from Ann’s Reading Corner. Ann posted a teaser from my memoir, and you left a great comment, so I wanted to stop by and “meet” you, say thank you, and leave a comment for you, too! I like all the snippets and info you gave us about One Hundred Names. Good title, too! Thanks again and I hope you’ll have time to stop by my blog sometime, too.


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