Friday, July 22, 2011

Book Blurb Friday/Summer of Angels

It is Book Blurb Friday at Lisa's Writing in the Buff (http://www.writinginthebuff.net/).
It is so hot here that everything is dying except the Japanese Beetles! The week has been a trial with heat added to issues. Had I not written my blurb last weekend, I would never have made it today. ( See previous post!)

Finally, I am on top of enough things around here to participate again. Lisa provides a picture and writers produce a book blurb cover at 150 words or less. For complete rules visit her blog. This weeks picture reminds me of The Midnight Garden of Good and Evil, but my story is vastly different.


Summer of Angels
After the fatal car crash, Sarah visited her best friend almost every day. She pedaled her Schwinn to the park-like Oak Hill Cemetery where Melody listened to Sarah spill buckets of adolescent angst and never criticized or censured. Their visits were never interrupted with more than red bird chatter in the cedars.


Then one sunny morning as Sally sat in the thick grass near Melody's headstone, she heard choking sobs drift up from the Nelson mausoleum. There Sally witnessed a young man’s shoulders shaking, his head in his hands. Should she step away quietly or offer comfort? Who was he anyway? No Nelson had lived in town for years.

With Melody’s silent support and encouragement, Sally plays Nancy Drew seeking answers. It turns out to be an astonishing summer full of revelations and bombshell surprises.




9 comments:

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Nice blurb, Claudia! The best friend connection is lovely, and then you offer mystery (and possible romance) as well. I'd love to know all about Sally's summer.

Grandma's Goulash said...

You've offered just enough to capture my attention, while whetting my appetite for more. Nicely done.

My Blurb: Case of the Graveyard Vandals

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Wow! We had similar ideas, but very different stories. Car crashes, visits to the statue ... and THEN! Great story, I would love to see where it leads. I hope that she goes over to talk to the poor guy.

Have a great weekend,

Kathy M.

Calico Crazy said...

So much mystery and intrigue this week, I would be very broke and busy if all of these were full length books. I love how you set the whole premise up and then left us hanging, I need to know how it all ends. ~ Calico Contemplations

Madeleine said...

Sounds like a great story I'd love to read :O)

Sandra Davies said...

Definitely one to spend money on finding out more - promises rich exploration of a relationship ...

Tammy said...

Ooh--meetings in a graveyard?! This could go absolutely anywhere. I want to find out!

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, Bookie, you have had a challenging week, to say the least. Hope things are better.

Your blurb is unique and the photo goes perfectly....

Hope you are keeping cool. Susan

Sioux said...

I agree. The combination of mystery and possibly romance makes this an enticing tale.(I was really late posting this week. Yikes!)