Book Blurb #43: The Hattfelds and McLoys
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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.
For four decades, Jacob Hattfeld’s “Bodacious Breads” has operated next door to Liam McLoy’s “Luscious Lattes.” It seems a match made in heaven, but the former high school gridiron rivals have been feuding longer than they’ve shared sidewalk space.When McLoy’s beautiful granddaughter Aileen visits he makes sure she knows to steer clear of Hattfeld’s establishment. Unfortunately, he doesn’t say anything about avoiding his rival’s handsome grandson, Caleb, and when a romance heats up, sparks fly.Anxious to break up the lovebirds, Hattfeld and McLoy cooperate for the first time in decades. By the time they achieve their goal they find that conniving together has enabled them to end their feud and begin their friendship anew. But now that their grandchildren have called it quits, the curmudgeonly cupids must conspire again—this time to bring Aileen and Caleb back together.Romance has never been this cranky.
I had fun with this variation on the old Southern Hatfield vs. McCoy family feud. This is one I might just turn into a short story. Thanks, Kathy, for being so generous with your photo talent.
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Here is our “book cover” for next week’s Book Blurb Friday #44, provided by Kay Davies at An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel.
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Have a great Christmas weekend! See you next for Monday’s microfiction.