Friday, August 5, 2011

Book Blurb Friday/ Spring Rains

It is Book Blurb Friday again, and today Lisa gives us a nice wet picture so we here in prairie drought can dream of rain! I am not a big fan of wet weather, but at the moment this picture looks cool, refreshing and inviting!

Limiting the blurb to 150 words is extra hard this week, but I gave it a shot. For full rules on writing your own blurb and to read more entries, go to Lisa's blog at:

Spring Rains
Lawrence, Kansas-1968 Camille Wilkins was heading back to college while her longtime boyfriend shipped out for war. Although no real promises, it was understood she would be waiting for Jeff when he returned from Vietnam.

By the spring semester, the rainy season moved onto the KU campus. One soaking Wednesday she raced into Professor Clark’s philosophy class to see a grad student taking over the teaching. With damp curls stuck to her head and soaking feet, she was mesmerized by Mr. Stone, a man 15 years her senior, speaking on Aquinas.

But the lecture was less fascinating than the dark lock that coiled over his forehead, the permanent dimple resting near his lips. His cabled vest sweater and the pipe that peeked out of his shirt pocket all called to Camille like sirens calling sailors at sea.

Would Camille’s common sense stay afloat or wash away in the spring rains?


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Wow! I can imagine all of this ... I haven't been to Lawrence, but was in McPherson last fall. I don't know what my advice would be for the young co-ed, but I feel bad for her boyfriend, and don't really trust the handsome professor. You have already really drawn me in.

Have a great weekend,

Kathy M.

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Ahh, poor naive Camille, dumbstruck by the handsome grad student. Whatever will she do? Is a Dear John letter in her boyfriend's future?

Susan Fobes said...

This has everything-young lovers separated by war, a handsome older man, and spring (perfect timing for a new romance.) What a great read this would be!

Tammy said... painted such a vivid picture here. This one really drew me in!

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous. An age-old story well told. Irresistible.
Whatever happens with the grad student, though, I hope the boyfriend lives to come home from Nam intact. I remember those days well, and have met many returned veterans in the years since, so my sympathies are with him. (I always like secondary characters anyway.)
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Dominic de Mattos said...

Oh what a tangled web!

Is it true love, or will it turn into a nightmare that is only redeemed by the unexpected return of her true hero?

Great blurb - it draws the reader in and leaves them dangling - just what a blurb should do!


Lynette Killam said...

Definitely a theme that resounds with my generation who remember the Vietnam War only too well! Throw in romance and intrigue, and I would definitely delve into this book. So glad I found your page...:)


Lisa Ricard Claro said...

I'd like to shake Camille by the shoulders and yell, "Run for your life!" I bet the handsome prof has seduced coeds before. I'd love to read this just so I can root for her to keep her feet on the ground. Jeff is her true love...I just know it!