Lisa Ricard Claro – Author

Romance is good for your heart!

Book Blurb #41: Del Cuore

Posted on Dec 8, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   14 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 Ashley Ortiz.  Thanks, Ashley!

Del Cuore
(149 words)
Daniela Delgado has spent her life avoiding her meddling grandfather’s overbearing influence, but when his deathbed request is that she visit Del Cuore, the small Italian town of his childhood, she agrees. His final words: “Unless you seek romance, avoid the stone stairway leading from the town square. Amore destinato!”
Determined to do exactly that which her grandfather bade her not to do, Daniela arrives in Del Cuore and immediately seeks the stairs. They lead to a wild garden and Antonio Rossi, a landscape architect commissioned to restore its beauty.
Daniela’s friendship with Antonio leads to romance. But then Daniela learns that before his death her grandfather hired Antonio to do the restoration. Now Daniela must decide if her relationship with Antonio is real, or just the orchestration of an interfering grandfather who, even beyond death, has the power to influence her life . . . and her heart.

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14 Responses to "Book Blurb #41: Del Cuore"

  1. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    December 8, 2011 at 11:36 pm  

    Hi Lisa, oh this one sounds so wonderful! So what if HE did plan it; Grandfather knows best.Happy BBF, and I hope that you guys have a great weekend,Kathy M.

  2. Comment by Bookie
    December 8, 2011 at 11:51 pm  

    Interesting bit of arranging! Romance sounds delightful to read!

  3. Comment by Sandra Davies
    December 9, 2011 at 2:22 am  

    Oh yes – this is a must-have – one I wish I'd thought of.(And thanks for next week's photo, the blue writing on which I'd read as 'cojones' as I scrolled down to comment!)

  4. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    December 9, 2011 at 12:15 pm  

    Avoiding parental (or grandparental) control can certainly be a motivating factor. I like the way you have applied this to a romantic scenario. I'm guessing Daniela keeps Antonio, but I'd be reading the book to make sure.

  5. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    December 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm  

    Kathy – I agree! Grandpa knew a thing or two. :)Claudia – Thanks…I love the romance genre!Sandra – LOL Now I'll never get that "cojones" out of my head when I'm looking at the pic. Grandma – Daniela has a nice Italian wedding in her future, thanks to Gramps!

  6. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    December 9, 2011 at 4:42 pm  

    I'm really hoping to be able to participate this week, Lisa. I'm still exhausted from my two-week trip on the west coast, but am going to try napping now to see if it stimulates my brain cells (the writing ones).Kay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  7. Comment by Karen Lange
    December 9, 2011 at 4:42 pm  

    Ooooh, good one! If you write this, let me know! 🙂 Happy weekend!

  8. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    December 9, 2011 at 5:49 pm  

    Kay – The trip was worth the exhaustion, I'm sure. Go take that nap! :)Karen – You bet. Thanks for commenting!

  9. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    December 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm  

    Hi, I'm back, have posted mine, then read everyone else's and now yours. As my mother would have said "Wouldn't that frost your petunias" to find out your newfound romance was a set-up by an interfering grandfather?I'd have to read this one, Lisa.Kay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  10. Comment by Shannon Lawrence
    December 10, 2011 at 1:02 am  

    What a fun thing to do! I like the blurb; it's definitely intriguing.Shannon at The Warrior Muse gearing up for the upcoming 2012 A to Z Challenge!

  11. Comment by Michael G-G
    December 10, 2011 at 11:40 am  

    You have so many interesting stories in your head. I love reading your blurbs.

  12. Comment by Katie Gates
    December 11, 2011 at 8:06 pm  

    Another intriguing blurb, Lisa. And what an awesome photograph to work with!!!

  13. Comment by Tammy
    December 11, 2011 at 9:31 pm  

    Wow. You are a master of mixing complex psychological twists with romance. Love it…and love it.

  14. Comment by ♥~Judy~♥
    December 12, 2011 at 8:28 pm  

    What a clever blurb. Oh to be that age again when we know more than our meddling elders. lol

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