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Friday, May 13, 2011

Book Blurb Friday the 13th of May


Somewhere

Desirée had felt abandoned all her life, but when her adoptive parents sold their prairie farm, the place where all Desirée’s earliest memories had been formed, and moved overseas without her, she knew she had been abandoned for certain.
Only eighteen, without a passport, with very little money in the bank, no job and nowhere to live, she took a last look at the hulk of the old station-wagon in the north field, lifted her backpack, and began walking toward the road, hoping to hitch a ride to...somewhere.
In this, her fifteenth novel, Brianna Jeffreys examines the heart and mind of a bewildered girl whose world has inexplicably crashed around her shoulders, as well as the motives of the parents—the second set of parents, from Desirée’s perspective—who had abandoned her.
Find out how she coped, and managed to overcome. “Somewhere” — in a bookstore near you, now.
150 words
Posted for Book Blurb Friday,
in which we are invited, by Lisa Ricard Claro at Writing in the Buff, to produce a back-cover blurb for an imaginary book, using no more than 150 words, inspired by the photo provided.

To see how other writers responded to the photo prompt, please click

17 comments:

Sandra Davies said...

Oh yes, this is definitely one to buy - that word 'bewildered' said it all ...

Dorothy Evans said...

Sense of desolation in the picture is reflected Desiree's story. Nice one!

RNSANE said...

It makes you wish there was such a book so you could find out what happens to Desiree! Get to writing, girl!

Bookie said...

What a great story you have proposed, very creative take on prompt!

James said...

Oh wow I thought it was a real book! I was about to tell my wife about it. lol

Weekend Reflections is up and running! :)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Yes, you hooked me. Poor kid--but she's got spunk and I know she'll do well. Now I just wish I could really read about it! I want to know where she ends up and why her parents abandoned her. *sigh*

Lynn said...

I'm ready to read more. Love the title.

Sioux said...

Wonderful blurb. I love how the title fits in seamlessly with the end of your blurb.

Everyday Goddess said...

I'd read the book, very interesting!

Ms.Daisy said...

Kay,
I'd be reading this for certain - love the premise for the story...a teen being suddenly abandoned by her adoptive parents. I'd surely want to know more about the girl to find out why. Good Blurb.


~Jean

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Ms. Daisy — Or more about her parents, Jean, don't forget them!
— K

Susan Fobes said...

This was wonderful! I'm a sucker for "against all odds" kinds of stories, and this is right up there with the best of them!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Wow! This is great. I feel so bad for her; how could those people slam the door in her face like that? I want to know about who she meets, how they help her and learn the rest of the story.

Kathy M.

jabblog said...

What an ironic name for an abandoned girl! Desirée's journey is sure to be a page-turner - I do hope she doesn't encounter danger!

Jenners said...

This is so melancholy but kind of full of hope. Poor Desiree ... I hope she makes it out there in the big world all by herself. Well done. It sounds like a real book!

Tammy said...

I love the symbolic way you used the picture! Very compelling.

Linda O'Connell said...

Great book blurb, I want to know how this kid survived, as I am certain she did.
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