Update! Update! Read All About It

My newest revised and updated blurb for my upcoming novel, What She Didn’t Know:

Nature-loving Gloria runs away from home at thirteen to escape an alcoholic, abusive father, leaving her mother and two sisters behind. A decade later, Gloria discovers a vital nugget of information about a family member that brings her back home. But she experiences a less-than-ideal reunion. When tragedy strikes, Gloria struggles to pick up the shattered pieces and uncover a long-held secret. Will Gloria be the linchpin to her family’s healing?

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New, Improved, and More to the Core of the Story

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With much deliberation, I will be going the self-publishing route, post professional editing and with the help of my editor in taking this path.  And after receiving some information from a publisher, an idea came to me that I need to revise the blurb for my novel, Passage of Promise, even though it wasn’t mentioned in the publisher’s response. I think it represents the core and meat of my story much better than my previous blurb. Hope you find it intriguing. (UPDATED)

Marina’s relationships have a rocky history, with a controlling mother, distant sister, and a string of lousy boyfriends. In the midst of her troubles, Marina’s family discovers her four-year-old nephew, Christopher, is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Her mother orders her to go to the Greek island of Santorini to retrieve her great-grandmother’s wonder-working icon of Saints Anna and Mary for healing of her nephew. Fearing Christopher’s condition and desiring separation from her family, Marina accepts the trip with little deliberation. But when she reaches the island and the church that houses the icon, she finds it’s been stolen. Marina recruits a high school English teacher vacationing on the island, to help her search for her great-grandmother’s precious heirloom. During the search, she finds something more than the icon.

 

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