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Friday, April 1, 2011

Book Blurb and the Truth

It's time for the Friday Book Blurb. Thanks to Lisa at Writing in the Buff for this week's photo prompt.  Here is my offering at 120 words:

The Red Flower

For as long as Cara Princeton could remember, Jason Kippler had been part of her life. Next door neighbor, school-mate, and friend, over the years their relationship bloomed into something much deeper. Each month Jason sent Cara a single red flower as a token of their passion. She knew their love would last forever.

Then Jason mysteriously disappears without a trace. Cara is confused. Logic tells her she's been deserted, but her heart simply won't agree.

When Cara finds a red flower carefully attached to the tree where she and Jason first kissed, she knows it must be a message.

But can she discover what happened to Jason? And is she strong enough to handle the events that will change her life forever?


And now on to other business. I loved your guesses on my truth or lie post. Now it's time for me to 'fess up.

1. True! Indy has visited the KSDK television studios to help advertise events for the St Charles Humane Society on multiple occasions. On his first visit, weatherman Mike Roberts picked him up thinking it would make a  cuddly-cute picture while he talked weather. Four month old Indy had other ideas. He wriggled and squirmed so violently that Mike had to put him down with a decidedly unelegant thump, in order to give his report.

2. False! I wanted a horse so badly that I nagged my parents about it constantly. My dad's reply was always the same, "Where you gonna keep a the garage?"

3. True! I spent a month at my best friend's place in Dallas, Texas. We hung out with real cowboys, part of a group called the Cow Town Posse. I got to ride a very valuable (and beautiful) barrel racer. It was the highlight of my fourteen-year-old summer!

4. True! When I was quite young, I begged for a dog. With a constant "No" ringing in my ears, I did the next best thing and created one. My invisible pup was quite well behaved and never once had a potty accident.

5. True! I can't explain why, but the morning after a terrible thunderstorm (lightening and thunder galore--the kind that makes you cover up your head and pray), the fish had become surface floaters. Household grown-ups informed me that the lightening must have gotten them. The poor things were flushed into a swirling and swift burial at sea.

There you are. Four truths and a lie.

Remember, I've passed on this honor and would love to see someone else take on the challenge.

How about you?


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Oh pfoooey.. I thougt it was the fish fur sure!!!

Susan Fobes said...

A double dose with this one-romance and mystery, my favorites!

Fireblossom said...

He's probably at Taco Bell. Guys are always at Taco Bell.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Drat...I'm wrong again! Ah well...

Great book blurb! Mystery and romance together. I'd buy this one for sure.

Linda O'Connell said...

Good book blurb,where oh where did he go? I love a good mystery.

BECKY said...

Great book blurb, Pat! Y'all are so good at these and I just don't feel like I can join in...most of the time! And YAY! I chose your horse story as the false one!

Kim Lehnhoff said...

Did she also have a stalker? Who would have known of their tradition with the flowers?

Is the stalker responsible for his disappearance?

I'd read this!

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

Great blurb!
I didn't get to see the truth and lies post but it sounds interesting from hearing the stories.

Anonymous said...

Durn! I was wrong :( You're a very good fibber :D

Wishin I was waggin at ya,

jabblog said...

I hope Cara has the courage and strength to fulfil her mission:-)

I enjoyed your truths and lie post - you are very convincing!

Anonymous said... "nagged" your parents for a horse...I love it!

As a child, my wife wanted a horse. When asked where she would keep it she replied, "the basement". That was quite funny to her dad since they didn't have a walk-out basement.

Great book blurb, too.


Tony Benson said...

Great blurb. Plenty of mystery and suspense. I'd definitely buy this book :-)

Tammy said...

This is one romantic novel I would buy in a heartbeat! Love a good mystery. And am so glad Indy was none the worse for his "decidedly unelegant thump." Loved that wording! Sorry about your fishies. =(

Margo Benson said...

Wonderful blurb! I'm going for the fact she's strong enough and ther'll be a happy ending - you can see I'm hooked!

Ms.Daisy said...

I'm a big fan of "Without A Trace" so I'd definitely be buying this book!


Lynn said...

Loved the BBF - you should write the whole story. And yeah! I was right about your lie, but it sounded pretty true!

Ellie Garratt said...

I'd read that book! Awesome blurb.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Boy, I sure thought that was a fish tale!!!

Jenners said...

Love your book blurb! I was so intrigued...and would love to find out what happened.

Cattis said...

I would surely by that book!

Sioux Roslawski said...

Pat--I love your 4 truths and a lie.

Also, I love the direction your blurb took; I went in a more lighthearted one. The idea of a single flower appearing as a clue that her true love might still be alive is a great one. (I wish I had thought of it!)

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Pat,
I love mysteries with love in there too!!
I have a couple of delicious pics on my blog!!
xx, Fern

liberal sprinkles said...

oh I love a good romantic mystery!