Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday Teaser - Contentment by Margaret Ethridge

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

Book Blurb: Tracy Sullivan seems to have it all, a handsome, devoted husband, three beautiful children, a steady career, and the perfect suburban home; but she isn’t happy.
The petty resentments that have built over fifteen years of marriage surface when Tracy tells her husband, Sean, that she is no longer interested in sex, and their marriage threatens to implode.
For the sake of their children, Tracy and Sean agree to lead separate lives under the same roof. With the help of a healthy dose of adult-rated fiction and some gentle prodding from a good friend, Tracy begins to rediscover who she is, what she wants, and the reasons she fell for Sean once upon a time.
After two years of soul-searching, Tracy is finally ready to embrace her happily ever after having learned that while happiness may be fleeting, contentment can last a lifetime.

Marriage, and the fairytale implied therein, is a cosmic joke. A giant conspiracy propagated for the sole purpose of clinging to societal mores which should have been cast adrift long ago. Tracy snorted and bent to scoop up a pile of dirty laundry from her son Patrick’s floor. This was no fairytale, and from where she was standing, happily ever after seemed interminably out of reach.
Chapter one

Can I just add that this book Contentment is simply excellent. So many woman out there who have been married a bit can easily  substitute Tracy's name with their own. Ok well that's how I felt. 


satins booki said...

great teaser chick. thanks for stopping by

Mickey said...

Having been married once myself, I may need to read this one!! Thanks for the teaser, for the recommendation, and for stopping by my blog! :o)

Mickey @ imabookshark

Julie said...

Awesome teaser! That was one of my favourite sections in the book. Contentment is extremely easy to relate to, even for someone in my case who isn't married and never has been. There are so many goals I've yet to reach and lifelong dreams unfulfilled, and if I woke up married with children tomorrow, I think I'd feel very much like Tracy. You can't always plan for the life you end up with, but you have to work to make it a life worth living.

Trish said...

i've never been married-but i know it's not a fairytale!
Trish - Here's my T.T. Post

Sarah said...

It may not be a fairytale but I still love my hubby! lol

Thanks for stopping by my teaser tuesday as well!

♥ Sarah

Alice Audrey said...

I'm not seeing myself in it at all, and I've been married 26 years. Then again, I didn't rush into to it blindly. I never once saw it as a fairy tale, or even necessarily something to the sought. It just worked out that way.

Kyanara_BJD said...

great teaser!
Thnx for stopping by
Have a great tuesday


Kati said...

Ooo.. Great teaser. I'll have to add this book to my list.

My TT Changing the Game by Jaci Burton

Marg said...

Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for stopping by.

Unknown said...

Such a wonderful teaser. Although I haen't been married either, I can relate to it.

Thanks for stopping by My Teaser.

Raine said...

Thanks for visiting :D Books delving about marriage on the rocks or on the verge of, have given me pause/trepidation so I stay away from them. I guess that's still telltale signs of the lingering effect from the parental unit. *ding* couch appointment to a counselor pls. Lolz. Anyways, the main character is going through the motions of sorting it and hopefully will surface a triumphant one.

Arianne The Bookworm said...

ohhh, i can very much relate to Tracy! I'd love to read this book Contentment, with an apt subtitle: After Happily Ever After! I think i'm gonna check out this book real soon. nice teaser :) thanks for the recent visit :)

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Love the teaser. I am definitely intrigued. I want to know what happens!

Mardel said...

so true, so true. great teaser. :)

Anonymous said...

Really like the sound of this book - very good teaser selection:) The sarcasm works so well here...