Hope’s Blossoms

Posted on December 28, 2011 12:21 pm under Story Ideas
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Hope died, when fate conspired to demolish everything she treasured. Her husband, her child, her work and her home were gone. On the last day of December, Constance Martin made a final resolution and drove to Kesler Bridge with a plan to end the pain.

Jarmal planned on stealing enough cash to transform his ghetto existence. He hadn’t planned on the demise of his getaway car. As he hurried across the bridge, hoping he had shaken the cops, he saw the answer to his dilemma: a jumper and her shiny BMW. He had to get the keys before she let go of the rail.

In the second after she released the rail, Constance knew she didn’t want to die. Hope blossomed as strong arms snatched her from death and held her close.

Jarmal didn’t plan on being a hero.


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 143 words.

Three Word Wednesday. is a meme that challenges writers to create something using three selected words. This week’s words are demolish, resolution and transform. Click on the link to view other entries or submit your own.

12 Responses to “Hope’s Blossoms”

  1. laurie kolp Says:

    I’d definitely read the book.

  2. Old Egg Says:

    This is such a great opening for a book. I was so taken in that I was even frustrated I couldn’t locate the author!

  3. Sheilagh Lee Says:

    this is a great opening for a book

  4. Anthony North Says:

    A story about the story in itself.

  5. Mama Zen Says:

    This is excellent. What a great premise!

  6. Shail Says:

    Yup, I’d want to read this book! :)

  7. SparkleFarkle Says:

    I can’t wait to read this book! Do us all a favour and write it!

  8. Joyce Says:

    This was a great blurb. Did you actually write this book, is it someone else’s, or one you dream of? I need you to read my novels and write my blurbs because that’s the toughest task for me.


  9. Lisa Ricard Claro Says:

    You did it again Grandma. This is another “must buy” book. What a fantastic tale of redemption and love this would be. You’ve shown us your characters’ flaws right from the start, and what a terrific read it would be to watch them grow and change throughout the story. Love it.

  10. Kim Says:

    Wonderful blurb! Jarmal may get more attention than he wanted – how this one encounter will change his life – and Constance’s.

    Write the book so I can see how it all turns out!

  11. Kay L. Davies Says:

    Fabulous blurb. I agree with Lisa, this is a must-buy book. There is no doubt in my mind about the experience being life-changing for Jarmal as well as life-saving for Constance. Great beginning for a wonderful story!
    Happy New Year!

  12. Kathy Matthews Says:

    Oh, my gosh, this super wonderful! Excellent job, G.G.

    Kathy M.