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Book Blurb #38: Island of Treasures

Posted on Nov 17, 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 none other than the love of my life, my hubby, Joe.  My blurb follows.

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Island of Treasures
(148 words)
When 16-year-old Michelle Linden has the opportunity to spend the summer at her grandparents’ beach house she jumps at it. She can’t wait to make new friends and spend her days soaking up sun and fun at the beach.
But her grandparents live on a remote island off the coast, and Michelle finds herself with a long summer yawning ahead and no kids her own age to hang with. Without TV or internet, her options for entertainment seem few.
When Michelle’s grandmother convinces her to explore the island for treasure, Michelle is unimpressed with the seashells and beach glass, the only treasures she can find. Then she stumbles upon a hidden cave where she’s drawn into a whirlwind adventure that shakes up her summer and her world. And just when she thinks the excitement is over, she has a decision to make that will change her life forever.
Several of you have asked if that is me in the photo. Nope. It’s my daughter Christina. The photo was taken in Sarasota, Florida on Siesta Key.

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Here is our “book cover” for next week’s Book Blurb Friday #39, provided by the talented Lynn Obermoeller at Present Letters, who is really blasting her way through NaNoWriMo.  Way to go, Lynn!

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Have a great weekend! See you next for Monday’s microfiction.


7 Responses to "Book Blurb #38: Island of Treasures"

  1. Comment by Lynn
    November 17, 2011 at 8:37 pm  

    Hey Lisa, thanks for the encouragement on NaNo. I know you've had some difficulties that has kept you from more than likely flying by me in numbers. I hope Daniel and his friend are doing better.Great book blurb, as always. You could probably do NaNo every month, writing a book on every one of your blurbs and I know they'd all be a hit!

  2. Comment by Lynn
    November 17, 2011 at 8:38 pm  

    Oops, I made the comment first and then did the linky thingy, so here is the comment after the linky.

  3. Comment by Rinkly Rimes
    November 17, 2011 at 10:33 pm  

    A lovely picture with a million possibilities.

  4. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    November 18, 2011 at 11:03 am  

    Hi Lisa, I love stories about buried treasure … will she find a handsome pirate? Now that I know the picture is of Christina I feel a bit weird about having her skinny dipping in my story!This is a beautiful picture though, and thanks to your family in making it for us!

  5. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    November 18, 2011 at 4:41 pm  

    Brrr. Hidden caves give me the collywobbles. I would have to buy the book to find out about her decision, though.Kay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  6. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    November 18, 2011 at 10:24 pm  

    No Internet? I had no idea you were into horror stories, Lisa. :DThis is a very appealing YA novel. You've written a great blurb, tantalizing enough to insure a quick purchase without giving away the story. I always find that difficult to achieve.I have gotten way behind in visiting blogs and just read about Daniel. He and the young lady will be in my thoughts for continued healing.

  7. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    November 19, 2011 at 11:47 pm  

    What a beautiful picture, Lisa! You have several talented photographers in your family. Creativity must be in the genes.

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