Friday, August 19, 2011

Book Blurb/Those Left at Home

No, the heat hasn't driven me so crazy I see snow! This is the picture Lisa posted today for Book Blog. It does look cool and refreshing, but I am NOT in any hurry for winter again. While not the sizzling heat of July, the heat this week has been typical of August in Missouri. Early mornings we could grab a few hours reading on the deck, but by lunch we were driven inside again.

On top of the heat, the washing machine has been down. Hubby is a do-it-himselfer which can be a double-edged sword. When he finally got it fixed last night, he had jarred so many water deposits off in the filters that water would not flow. So this morning he worked on that and in twisting the knobs, broke a pipe. Thus today was PVC glue and clean day!

As the week ends and I can do laundry tomorrow, I took a stab at Lisa's book blurb picture. Wish I had more words, but I followed the rules of 150! For complete rules and more blurbs to read, go to Lisa's blog at

                                                                Those Left at Home

Snow fell as Ruth Snyder stepped off the metal steps of the passenger train, which wasn’t unusual in Vermont during November. She knew enough to expect the possibility of being snowbound a couple of months with Richard’s parents. It would be a perfect time to get acquainted with the Rileys.

It was 1943. After meeting Richard in the Connecticut USO canteen, a whirlwind courtship, and then a hasty wedding, Ruth found herself a lonesome military wife six weeks later.

Now Richard was flying B24s, the famous Liberators, in the Pacific. The hazardous planes flew out over the seas near Japan, each flight more perilous than the last. When his mother wrote asking Ruth to come to Vermont for the holidays, she thought it was an ideal time to meet his family.

Was she prepared for his tight-lipped Yankee parents, a brother home from Europe without his arm, and even Richard’s old girlfriend?


Susan Fobes said...

Wow! You packed so much into this one this week I didn't want to stop reading-I was hooked. Fantastic job!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oh my! All I can think of is that she is going to get might homesick being snowbound with those people. She's going to get in trouble for being in a bar, marrying quickly without his family present ... and that snarky old girlfriend to boot! Susan is right, you sure did pack a lot into this blurb and I would love to read your book!

Kathy M.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Great premise! I'd love to read this. That whole era is fascinating...they weren't called the Greatest Generation for nothing. I'm in, Claudia. Now all you have to do is write it!

Linda O'Connell said...

Oh joy! Sounds like when my ex was drafted and I had to live with my in laws. You sure got a lot in with so few words, and you feel you needed more? Then by all means, write this story.
Has the weather cooled? heard you had a bad storm.

Grandma's Goulash said...

You have packed a ton of story material into your blurb. I'd love to get all the details and follow the story to its conclusion. Get writing!

Tammy said...

I'm with the rest--I am hooked! You know, you DO get more words if you write the book. Hope you do.