Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Book Blurb Friday #20

Welcome to Book Blurb Friday, a meme from Writing in the Buff. Each week, Lisa Ricard Claro posts a picture of a fictional book cover, and the challenge is to come up with an accompanying blurb of 150 words or fewer. I counted120 words this week.

~At the End of the Rainbow Bridge~
Father had warned Dorothea Cumberton about the evils of men, so Dorothea, ever the good daughter, never married. Yet she was devastated when she lost her beloved Irish terrier, Leprechaun. When she tried to retreat to her bed to forget, she was plagued by dreams of meeting Chaun at the foot of a bridge—and always at the end of his leash was The Man with the Kind Face. Was Dorothea’s dear dog trying to give her one last gift from beyond?

Dorothea would find out when she went to have Chaun’s headstone carved and met Pat O’Gold. But Pat, it seemed, had a mystery in his past. Was Father right? Was he evil in spite of his kind face?

A good friend is a connection to life—a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. ~Lois Wyse


  1. Clever title with the clever character names! Ha. But I do want to read more. Nice going. More love in the air with this pic!

  2. A message from beyond from the dog-very creative this week. I think everyone saw some kind of lost love (with the exception of Lisa so far). We must all be romantics at heart...

  3. Nice take on the prompt! That story would make me cry, I just know it . . . I had no inspiration this week:-/

  4. O'Gold at the end of the rainbow? I know that has to have a happy ending, but I know I'd enjoy reading the tale and learning the secret of O'Gold's mysterious past.

  5. All that mystery spun with a sense of humor, a must buy book.

  6. Tee-hee! I make it a point not to read anyone's blurbs until I post mine. Of course, I also had a "dog" theme for this. Great minds, you know!


  7. Wow...she really is a good daughter to eschew men just because daddy said so. LOL The romantic appeal has me hooked. This is one I'd read curled up with a cup of hot tea.

  8. Love the name Pat O'Gold! Foreshadowing, perhaps?

  9. No worries Dorothea replaced Leprechaun with Bigfoot the German Shepherd. :) Have a great weekend.
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  10. A gift from beyond?!! Whoa...this is sending chills through my spine as I read it. Golly, I think your book will be an incredible writing...please continue.

    Thank you for visiting with me Friday for my book blurb and leaving a sweet comment!!!

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    Hope your weekend has treated you well.

  11. A pot O'Gold? (Hopefully Pat does not have a pot belly!)

    Sometimes a replacement dog would be a better idea than a man...Just a suggestion to Dorthea.

  12. Thanks to all of you for your kind comments. And Jules and Sioux, thanks for the snorts and giggles!


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