Oh, except for that little thing every writer puts off until the last possible minute. Just a few sentences telling prospective readers what they have to look forward to. A paragraph or two revealing just enough of the story to be intriguing without giving anything away. Writer's put this off for a reason--it's the most difficult piece of writing they'll ever have to do--the Blurb!
I finished Shannon's Daughter last week and handed it off to my editor/husband. Now, as I wait for him to return it with lots of little red marks and paper-clipped pages, I have plenty of time to work on the other "stuff." The front matter, the foreword, the blurb. Well, it turns out I already have the blurb written this time and when I went back to look it over, it actually looked pretty good. Says what I want to say, doesn't say too much. So I think I'll save myself a few sleepless nights and just go with it. For now. Unless I decide to revise it or throw it out and start over. Who knows what could happen before publication time? Anyway, here it is. Tell me what you think.
Aspiring British violinist Kendall Gregg is talented, handsome and charming. While hardly well-to-do, he has connections and ambition which should take him far. Or so it seems on the surface.
Thrown together briefly by a twist of fate, Kendall becomes young Peg’s hero, while Peg proves to be Kendall’s salvation. Through the years, their deepening passion and the secrets they share forge an enduring bond, destining them for the kind of love affair that comes but once in a lifetime.
Set in the mid-twentieth century, Shannon’s Daughter sheds light on the complex relationship between two people constrained by family responsibility and a tragic secret, as well as delving into the history of one of the most intriguing characters in the Miracle at Valley Rise Series.