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Book Blurb #32:

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   12 Comments | Posted in Book Blurb Friday

And here we are again at Book Blurb Friday.  If you’re a newbie, here’s the scoop so you understand what follows.  Please click HERE or click the tab under the blog header for details of the Book Blurb Friday meme.  This is the shortened, abridged version:

Write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.

Below is this week’s “book cover,” generously offered for our creative blurbs by Kathy Matthews at Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy My book blurb follows:

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Angel Baby
(148 words)
The fire blazed for three weeks, cutting a terrible swath through the Northern California forest.  Expectations for life are nonexistent.
A cry in the wilderness . . .
Fire Chief Duncan McCall is touring the blackened remains when he hears the most unexpected sound of all: a crying child.
Untouched . . .

She is dubbed Angel Baby Doe, a 2-year-old waif found in what was the epicenter of the devastating blaze. She is pristine in spite of the smoldering ash, and how she came to be there is a mystery.

It soon becomes apparent she is no ordinary child.
Duncan is determined to discover her origin. Is she the pawn in a great hoax or a bona fide gift from God? Menace or miracle? Duncan’s values and beliefs are tested again and again as he unravels the mystery and the final soul-wrenching revelation that is Angel Baby.
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Here is our “book cover” for next week’s Book Blurb Friday #33, graciously provided by the very talented Lynn Obermoeller:
Thanks for visiting! See you for Monday’s microfiction.

12 Responses to "Book Blurb #32:"

  1. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    October 6, 2011 at 9:13 pm  

    Ooh, Lisa, what a last line to leave us with. Now I'm going to have to ask you to write the book so I can buy it.Would it were so easy, right?Well, I was already thinking about next week's picture, when I suddenly remembered to leave a comment.Looking forward to all the others.Kay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Comment by Tammy
    October 6, 2011 at 10:20 pm  

    Your blurb gave me chills even before I realized you and I have a couple of key words in common. Spooky stuff…which I love. I would make a special trip to the bookstore for this one!

  3. Comment by June Freaking Cleaver
    October 7, 2011 at 1:59 am  

    Soul-wrenching? And that's where it ends? Great job on building the drama!

  4. Comment by Lynn
    October 7, 2011 at 8:12 am  

    Girl, every time I read your book blurb, I wonder why I attempt! Ha, but YAY, I am playing! Obermoeller is back… well, I'm not sure for how long, but… I would love to read the entire story of Angel Baby! Way to go.

  5. Comment by K9friend
    October 7, 2011 at 8:25 am  

    Seriously, Lisa. Write that story!

  6. Comment by Anonymous
    October 7, 2011 at 8:51 am  

    You really are so good at this. I would buy that book in an instant. Arkansas Patti

  7. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    October 7, 2011 at 9:39 am  

    Oh, Lisa! This is one of my favorites so far. I hope that you will write it because I really want to find out what happens. Thanks for using my picture!

  8. Comment by Seasons
    October 7, 2011 at 9:40 am  

    Lisa, this has been a greatly interesting development of character and story. It causes a reader to become an active participant, rather than a passive spectator. There are uanswered questions, but clues along the way. Very well written!

  9. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    October 7, 2011 at 9:41 am  

    I had to laugh when I read Lynn's comment … I feel the same way most of the time. You are such a master.

  10. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    October 7, 2011 at 10:07 am  

    The only thing I don't like about BBF is that I can't hop on the library website and reserve these books. I love this one, Lisa!!

  11. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    October 8, 2011 at 11:01 am  

    I wondered about fire, when I looked at the pic. Glad to see that you went with it. This is a ell written blurb that is sure to have wide appeal.

  12. Comment by Karen Lange
    October 8, 2011 at 4:13 pm  

    Hmm, now here's an interesting one…You always do a great job. That photo just begs to be written about!

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