Posted on August 26, 2011 2:27 am under Story Ideas
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Fifteen years before, world-renowned director, Charles Clement, had come to this rural location to shoot a film. He left with a scrawny orphan. Under his loving guardianship, Gabrielle lost her shyness and transitioned from an illiterate child to a respected pediatrician.

After Charles’ death, Gabrielle is the only heir to his fortune, including several mansions and her childhood home. Why had Charles bought it? Gabrielle feels compelled to return.

Staring at the hovel , she notices the flutter of a dingy curtain. Seconds later, she is confronted by a tattered waif brandishing a stick. Gabrielle returns home with her own orphaned child.

History doesn’t repeat itself. Rosie isn’t shy and definitely not grateful. Staff quit in the face of her brothel language and heirloom-shattering tantrums. Police and truancy officers become regular visitors. Then Rosie is arrested for selling drugs.

Has Gabrielle made the biggest mistake of her life?


Book Blurb Friday is hosted by Lisa Ricard Claro, who posts a weekly photo and challenges us to “write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.” That’s quite a challenge, but it’s a lot of fun as well. Click on the image at the left to read more blurbs or enter one of your own. 

This week’s blurb has 148 words.



6 Responses to “Rosie”

  1. Rekha Says:

    Would be a roller coaster of emotions and secrets spilling out. Really interesting blurb which would want me to pick up the book. (goes without saying, provided its reasonably priced) :)

  2. Kay Davies Says:

    Oh, this one would be full of heartache and personal anguish, but a powerful read with, one hopes, a positive outcome. I’d have to read it to find out.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. Kathy Matthews Says:

    Oh, WOW!!! This is an incredible story and I would buy it for sure. It has everything enticing!

    The whole thing may be very inconvenient, but Gabrielle was doing everything for the right reasons, so God will honor her decision to help Rosie, I think.

    Thanks so much for stopping by; I’m so glad that you enjoyed my blurb.

    Happy BBF,

    Kathy M.

  4. claudia Says:

    Such an inticing set up…want to know more about the character’s past family….her relationship with that house. Would be interesting to know all the facts and why her life is now unraveling a bit…..

  5. Lisa Ricard Claro Says:

    Terrific hook! I’m rooting for Rosie and Gabrielle both. I’d love to read this to find out what really happens.

  6. Tammy Says:

    This one really hooked me, too, even though it took a turn I wasn’t remotely expecting. Your set-up was flawless. To me it even hints of s spiritual side. Powerful and compelling.