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Book Blurb #44: Needing Faith

Posted on Dec 29, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   11 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 Kay Davies at An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel. My blurb is below.

Needing Faith
(150 words)
In fall of 1872 Faith Strong learns of the accidental deaths of her sister and brother-in-law.  She catches the first train from Massachusetts to Kentucky to claim her four nephews, but her brother-in-law’s brother, Moose Reinhardt, has stepped in and doesn’t want Faith’s help.
When a blizzard isolates Faith with her young nephews and their stubborn uncle, it is Faith who keeps their lives on an even keel. But when the weather clears, Faith prepares to leave.
Moose can see the boys are happier with Faith in their lives, even if she is a bossy Yankee. To convince Faith to stay, Moose devises an elaborate scheme to show her she’s needed. But Faith wants more. She wants love.  By the time Moose realizes he feels the same way it may be too late, and he is forced to admit the only thing worse than needing Faith will be losing her.    

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Here is our “book cover” for next week’s Book Blurb Friday #45, provided by Tammy Goodsell of Message in a Bloggle.

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Have a fun and safe New Year’s weekend! See you next for Monday’s microfiction.


11 Responses to "Book Blurb #44: Needing Faith"

  1. Comment by Ann Best
    December 29, 2011 at 8:16 pm  

    That first cover and blurb are truly fantastic.And the second cover is just as awesome. Good luck to everyone who participates.Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

  2. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    December 29, 2011 at 9:19 pm  

    Oh, Lisa, your book would be such an old fashioned love story … it reminds me of a book like Christy or something. I can't wait until you finish it!Mine is on the lighter side this week too.Happy New Year!Kathy M.

  3. Comment by Lynn
    December 29, 2011 at 9:49 pm  

    I'm sorry I haven't been playing lately and my brain is mush today. Love your story – as always.

  4. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    December 29, 2011 at 10:21 pm  

    Excellent play on words, Lisa. I like your title, and I'm in the mood for a nice, old fashioned love story at this time of year. If I could, I'd buy this book!Happy New Year to you and yours!K

  5. Comment by Rinkly Rimes
    December 29, 2011 at 10:52 pm  

    I was so enthusiastic that forgot to count! What is the punishment?

  6. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    December 29, 2011 at 11:08 pm  

    Ann – Thank you. And thanks for dropping by!Kathy – I read your blurb and loved it!Lynn – No worries. It's all in fun. :)Kay – Thanks for such an awesome photo!Rinkly Rimes – You can relax. This is a blog, not a flog. LOL I'm sure your awesome blurb will make up for the lack of any silly numbers.

  7. Comment by Tammy
    December 30, 2011 at 12:27 am  

    What a lovely story with heart and guts, too!

  8. Comment by Kim
    December 30, 2011 at 1:53 am  

    Great job! This could really be a book, and I'd buy it, despite the nightmares of life in Kentucky it would generate! 🙂

  9. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    December 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm  

    Hmmm, not your usual book blurb, but one of my favorites! I loved it. I don't see why you can't write the book blurb stories out on saturdays and sundays. 🙂

  10. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    December 30, 2011 at 3:31 pm  

    Tammy – Thanks. :)Kim – Haha…I've never lived in Kentucky, just driven through. There were a ton of butterflies!Deb – Oh, if only! It would be wonderful to be that prolific.

  11. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    January 3, 2012 at 12:40 pm  

    I love the blurb, but I think writing this book would be a challenge – at least for me, I'm not good with historical. I know you could do it and I'll be reading it as soon as you finish.

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