Thursday, January 26, 2012

Book Blurb #48: The Perrywynkle Posse


Welcome again to Book Blurb Friday.  If you're a newbie, here's the scoop so you understand what follows.  Please click HERE or click the tab under the blog header for details of the Book Blurb Friday meme.  This is the shortened, abridged version:

Write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.

Below is this week's "book cover," generously offered for our creative blurbs by the talented writer (and photographer, too!)  Tammy Goodsell at Message in a Bloggle.  My book blurb follows.

The Perrywynkle Posse
(149 words)

The Perrywynkle Periwinkle is a groundcover developed by Penelope Perrywynkle, successful fashion maven-cum-botanist. When not in her greenhouse she is reinventing the world of fashion, one accessory at a time. The color of the Perrywynkle Periwinkle is Penelope’s signature shade, and she never leaves home without it.

When Penelope turns up missing and then reappears two weeks later without even a dab of her classic pink, octogenarian triplets Rose, Lily and Daisy, founders of the Perrywynkle Garden Club, become suspicious. And when the ladies discover the new Penelope doesn’t know a peony from . . . well, a periwinkle . . . they know there’s real trouble afoot.

Dubbing themselves the Perrywynkle Posse, the sisters set out to find the real Penelope and expose the imposter. They’ll use every weapon at hand, from knitting needles to support hose, to save their friend and bring the dastardly doppelganger to justice. 

This week's blurb was such fun to write! Rose, Lily and Daisy would be lots of fun if I ever turned this into a real story. I should fess up, also, that I have no idea if the bloom in the photo is a periwinkle. It looks like it to me, but then I'm a serial plant killer, so I can only claim creative license on this.  Is it a periwinkle? Tammy? Anyone else recognize this lovely flower?

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Here is our "book cover" for next week's Book Blurb Friday #49, provided by the multi-talented and oh-so-generous-wth-her-photos Kathy Matthews at Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy.

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  1. Great blurb you wrote and you are right, these three little old "flower" ladies sound like a lot of fun...very creative!

  2. Oh, Lisa, you've outdone yourself this time. A trio of octogenarians setting about to unmask a doppelganger by using knitting needles and support hose is a fantasy of phraseology indeed. I just love it.
    Now, if I can only find a groundcover like the Perrywynkle Periwinkle for my boulevard, I'll be truly happy.

  3. Fun, Lisa! Love the way your creative mind works!

    Happy weekend!

  4. Hi Lisa, I love it when you write stories like this, they are upbeat and fun, with mystery in the middle. I hope that you do write it! I think that the flower might be a Pluemeria (sp) from Hawaii (I think I saw that when I was putting the picture so that I could add the title.)

    Oh, I love the picture that you chose from last week. I was thinking of you when I posted it. Do you see what I see, lol. Hey, that might be my title for next week.

    Have a great weekend,

    Kathy M.

  5. Kathy's right. It's a plumeria called 'Miami Rose.' But the fact that you managed to turn it into a periwinkle defended by octogenarians using knitting needles and support hose is worthy of a big ol' bouquet of any kind of flowers you choose! Not to mention dastardly doppelgangers! Wonderful, just wonderful.

  6. Claudia - Thanks. :)

    Kay - I'd love some Perrywynkle Periwinkle, too. Just so I can meet the Posse. LOL

    Karen - Thank you!

    Kathy - Plumeria, huh? I'll take your word for it. I wish I knew more about flowers, but I really don't. This one's sure a beaut though.

    Tammy - Great photo. Thanks so much for offering it. "Miami Rose" sounds so beautiful and exotic. Fitting!

  7. I love any story where the seniors win, but this blurb offers even more. I'd be standing in line to buy a mystery that promises this much fun.

    I didn't know the name of the flower either, Lisa, although I believe that periwinkles are blue. That bit of literary license doesn't hamper the story one bit.

  8. Mama Z - Thank you!

    Grandma - Pfft. You're right. Periwinkles ARE blue. LOL I'm not great with plants, but somewhere in my brain I knew that. Ah, well. . .


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