Book Blurb Friday #18: Secrets and Chamomile Tea
Welcome to Book Blurb Friday, where 150 words must sell your book.
If you are new to this blog, 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 the lovely Becky Povich. My book blurb follows:
Behind her mischievous grin and cornflower-blue eyes, 88-year-old Birdie-Mae Pettilace hides The Secret. Decades old, it holds the power to change lives in the little Mississippi town of Butterbee.When Birdie-Mae is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s she fears the illness will soon render her unable to remember details of that fateful night in ’43. The Secret mustn’t end with her; someone else must know the truth.To find the perfect confidant, Birdie invites clueless Butterbee residents to her home for tea, where she conducts surreptitious interviews hoping to find a trustworthy recipient for The Secret.But in the course of her crazy questioning, Birdie gathers more dirt about her chatty neighbors than she ever wanted to know. And worse, it looks like the only person she can trust is a Yankee teenaged girl with purple hair, sass to spare. . .and an incorrigible love of secrets and chamomile tea. (148 words)
This blurb is one I might actually attempt to write as a short story. As I chipped it down to word count range I perfected my view of the lovable-but-secretive Birdie-Mae and the inquisitive Yankee teen named Zoe. Writing these blurbs is always challenging fun, but some weeks the plot resonates more than others. This was one of those weeks for me. I’m looking forward to reading all the other blurbs.
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Here is our “book cover” for Book Blurb Friday #19, provided by the lovely Lynn Obermoeller:
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