Book Blurb #36: The Lady and the Falcon
Welcome again to 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 my daughter Christina. My blurb follows.
The year is 1589, and Lady Gwendolyn Lyles knows her husband, Lord Falknor, to be a narcissistic fop. Trapped in a loveless marriage, she wants her life to count for something worthwhile.That something presents itself in the form of the Falcon, a man rumored to be Queen Elizabeth’s favorite spy. His face is always hidden, his exploits renowned. When the Falcon’s path crosses with Lady Gwen’s in the Queen’s stone garden, their fates become entwined. Lady Gwen is drawn into a web of political intrigue, and a love she cannot deny.As England is drawn into war with France, Lady Gwen becomes further embroiled. When her husband disappears she realizes too late that he is not the pluckless ne’er-do-well she judged him to be, and his only hope of rescue lies with Gwen’s ingenuity and the dark reputation of the Falcon.
Thanks for a great photo, Christina! I thought I might have trouble since it was taken in my own back yard, but it turns out I was able to imagine something quite different from what I know the photo to be. Fun! Now when I head down those stone steps into my back yard I’ll think of Lady Gwen.
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Here is our “book cover” for next week’s Book Blurb Friday #37, graciously provided by Kathy Matthews at Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy.
Beautiful photo, Kathy, and very inspirational. I already feel a new blurb coming on.
Thanks for participating in Book Blurb Friday. If you have any photos you think would be appropriate as a “book cover,” please send them to me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Have a great weekend! See you next for Monday’s microfiction.