Lisa Ricard Claro – Author

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Book Blurb #37: Rio Sinuoso

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   7 Comments | Posted in Book Blurb Friday


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 Kathy Matthews at Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy.  My blurb follows.

Rio Sinuoso
(147 words)
Becca Stanhope grew up on the Río Sinuoso Ranch and participated in everything from birthing calves to cattle drives—and loved every minute of it. Her stepfather, Luis de Villars, is expected to pass the ranch to Becca when he retires.
When Luis is killed in a freak accident, his estranged son, Marco, is named an equal partner with Becca. By terms of the will, neither Becca nor Marco may claim their share of Rio Sinuoso without first working together as ranch owners for one year, after which they may continue their partnership, or one buy out the other.
When catastrophes begin occurring around the ranch and questions arise in Luis’ death, the evidence points to Marco. Now Becca must decide if she will believe in the man she’s grown to love, or work in secret to prove he’s guilty of sabotaging the ranch, and worse—murder. 
Thanks again to Kathy Matthews for such an outstanding photo. This week’s blurb practically wrote itself!

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7 Responses to "Book Blurb #37: Rio Sinuoso"

  1. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    November 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm  

    I love "Rio Sinuoso"! What a great title, Lisa, and this blurb would have me buying the book even if I didn't fall in love with the title.I usually wait until you post the linky thingy before I write my blurb, but I took one look at Kathy's photo and my blurb wrote itself. An unsolvable mystery? Perhaps. Perhaps not.Kay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Comment by Kim
    November 11, 2011 at 1:36 am  

    Does the title mean "River of Snot"?This would make an awesome book…have at it!

  3. Comment by Lynn
    November 11, 2011 at 1:46 pm  

    As always, love your story. You need to be writing all these books, you hear me? Still sending love your way for Daniel and the rest of the family. Hope you're okay too.

  4. Comment by Tammy
    November 11, 2011 at 6:22 pm  

    Love this steamy-sounding mix of romance, mystery, and intrigue! And sounds like the plot has as many curves as that river! Another winner, Lisa.

  5. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    November 11, 2011 at 7:18 pm  

    Hi Lisa, wow, what a great story! I would enjoy reading the rest of this to find out the bottom of story … I wonder if it is really him or somebody else? I hope she gets the ranch though, cuz she deserves it. I love next week's photo … is that you?

  6. Comment by Mama Zen
    November 11, 2011 at 10:56 pm  

    This would make an excellent book!

  7. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    November 12, 2011 at 8:45 am  

    Kay – My blurb also wrote itself. That photo is amazing. The first thing I thought of was the old TV show The Big Valley. Kim – Hey, I had to put names in Babelfish to come up with that! LOL It actually means Winding River. But Rio Sinuoso sounds so much more dramatic, doesn't it?Lynn – Thanks. It's actually a relief not to have to come up with a full-bodied plot. Although some of my blurbs have stayed with me, and when I finish my MG novel I may try to write a few short stories from my blurbs. Tammy – Thank you. These blurbs sure create a lot of different characters, don't they? I'm looking forward to reading yours.Kathy – I love that shot, too. It is my daughter, and was taken in Sarasota, FL on Siesta Key. Thanks for your photo for this week's blurb. It looks like an oil painting. Beautiful balance and color…just gorgeous.Mama Zen – Thanks! I think it would be fun to write, too. 🙂

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