There are some writers who absolutely love writing copy for the backs or the inside flaps of their books. I am not one of those writers. Fortunately, many of my editors excel at such things, and often all I have to do is edit and/or approve what they come up with.
But the publisher for my February 2012 release asked me to write the headline and blurb for Heart of Gold, and somehow, over the course of a few days, I managed to put something together that everyone liked, after a bit of tweaking on their part and my part. So here it is:
When Shannon Adair accompanies her minister father to the western gold rush town of Grand Coeur, she's certain she'll never be happy away from her beloved Virginia, even though the South is still gripped in civil war. Wells Fargo driver Matthew Dubois isn't sure the lovely Shannon belongs in Idaho Territory either, but he is a desperate man. His widowed sister is dying and leaving her young son in his care. If Matthew hopes to return to driving coach for the express company, he'll need a wife to look after the boy when he's away.
Shannon is determined not to love a man who is neither a Southerner nor a gentleman, but it's a losing battle. Now, will her heart survive learning the truth behind his courtship?
My editor also sent me the preliminary cover art for the book. There are probably some changes coming to it, based upon my suggestions, including correcting the color of the heroine's hair. Still, I just had to share it with you because it is so pretty.
So what do you think? Do the cover and blurb make you eager to read the book?