Thursday, March 31, 2011

Book Blurb/Tree Flower

Oh, it's Friday again. That means Lisa has us all doing book blurbs. Mine is below. My story is fiction but historically correct in that Chief White Hair and his band of Osage did live on the banks of the Neosho in southeastern Kansas in the early 1800's. The Osage were known for gaming, gambling and months of hunting. The women did the work including saddling the horses for the men before they went off for hunting. Wow, a great life--for the men!

The book blurbs have to be 150 words or less and based on the picture she gives us for the book cover.For full rules go to:



 


Tree Flower


Peter Kinnal left St. Louis in 1823 with one thing on his mind, furs. He was determined to own his own livery business and needed a financial stake. Heading west with guns and traps, he was determined to acquire a load of valuable pelts.



But he found himself laid up in Chief White Hair’s camp on the Neosho. After an accident with one of his own traps, he was coming out of deliriousness with help from the tribe’s women. Why they didn’t kill him and take his scalp he didn’t know. How he was going to get on with his mission, he’d no idea. But what he did know was that the sight of bronzed skin Tree Flower made him weaker than his healing leg.


Was his future gaming with warriors, hunting between the Osage and Neosho Rivers, living with a red woman or would he see St. Louis again?

16 comments:

Lynn said...

That was great - and a different story line. I like the historical aspect to this. Sounds like a book I'd like to read!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

This is great, Claudia, and so different from anything I thought of. I love the history you've pulled in, and I'd read this book. There are so many different elements here. Nice!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...
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Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Claudia, this is awesome! Maybe he didn't know why he wasn't scalped, but I bet Tree Flower thought that he was hot too. I bet that he will be able to figure how to live in the best of both worlds. :>)

Kathy M. (sorry, I did a typo on your name and had to repost)

Sandra Davies said...

Like the historical aspect of this, and want to know more ...

Ellie said...

Adventure and intrigue I loved it!

Book Blurb Friday

jabblog said...

Ah me! Choices, choices - it's going to be exciting whatever Peter decides.

Diane said...

Howdy!

Starting a new feature at my blog called The MicroFiction Muse! Please pop in and take a look and hope to see you next week! :O)

http://dianeestrella.com/?p=5099

Margo Benson said...

This is great - such a different aspect. Sounds a fabulous story, I hope you write the whole thing, I'd definately read it.

Jenners said...

Well that took this in a different direction! Wonderful job ... and it sounds like you have plenty of material to start a "real" book.

Tony Benson said...

I love it, and I like the true historical basis. I'd read it.

Susan Fobes said...

This take was so different then the others-historical fiction at its best!

K9friend said...

So many choices. What will Peter choose?

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Mama Zen said...

This sounds good!

Sioux said...

I like the historical direction you took. (I went in a more lighthearted direction.)

Tammy said...

Very creative! Love it!