Friday, April 15, 2011

Lisa's Book Blurb/Healing Waters



After a dark and stormy night, the air has a snappy chill to it this morning. A flannel robe and mug of dark tea are on tap for this gray morning, and since it is Friday, I think I will take time to play with Lisa's Book Blurb. Today she gives us a nice nature picture for inspriation. So with only 150 words we are to write a blurb for an imaginary book. Go to Lisa blog for full details and links to other writer's blurbs for this picture. http://www.writinginthebuff.net/2011/04/pawsitive-pondering-m-is-for-meow.html?showComment=1302875569844#c8013003207564796341




                                                              Healing Waters
                                                             
The First People knew from the beginning about the healing powers of Roaring Waters hot springs. Now Rod McClure hoped they would offer a miracle cure for his broken life. Once known for his athletic prowess on the playing field, then as an empowered emperor in the business world, he was now a broken man.



Rod returns to his home state of Montana to refurbish a log cabin on family land because he has no place else to go, and he needs open spaces alone to repair his life. Repeated trips to the springs draw him with more than therapeutic waters though after he meets a grizzled old loner, a strange, beautiful woman, and an unrelenting hawk that swoops into his life.


What things will Rod learn about himself and life? Only time will tell as Roaring Waters and the strange trio work their magic in Rod’s life.

12 comments:

Sandra Davies said...

Another tantalising and original take on this photograph - I want to read on.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oh, my. At first I thought that your first paragraph was the story, but then I realized that you were talking about yourself. I've been watching the aftermath of the storms on t.v., and they are scary. I'm glad that you are okay.

I love your book blurb, and I thought of the photo as hot springs too. I like how you pulled in the fellow soakers and wonder about their stories.

I would buy your book in a heartbeat.

Claudia, I just changed mine to add my original version, if you haven't seen it yet. I'm kind of taking a poll on which one peeps like best.

Kathy M.

jabblog said...

Now this sounds very promising - lots of sub-plots to tickle the fancy.

Susan Fobes said...

This is an interesting concept-what the heck is in the water?

Sioux said...

I'm glad--for Rod's sake--that it was an old grizzled loner and a beautiful woman and not a grizzled woman! (ha)

Tammy said...

I like the spiritual quality of your mystery. This one sounds as refreshing as that water looks.

Jenners said...

I could see this being a real book. I like where you took this ... it has as nice feel to it.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Very nice, Claudia. Spiritual revelation and renewal brought about by his return to nature certainly appeals. I thought of the Robert Redford movie Jeremiah Johnson (I also read the book) and this seems a modern parallel of that. Count me in! I'll read it!

Linda O'Connell said...

I love the line, "open spaces alone to repair his life", and the combination of the loner, the woman and the hawk is intriguing.

Lynn said...

Nice job Claudia. I love what everyone has written!

Ms.Daisy said...

I'm a goner for loner types! I would have to buy this book to find out how Rod repairs his life and who figures into it! Good job!


~Jean

liberal sprinkles said...

Very nice read, I would love to know what they will all learn and how they do together.