Cover Blurb for SPRINGTIME PLEASURES

I’m working on the cover blurb for SPRINGTIME PLEASURES. This is what I’ve got so far. What do you think?

Caught between duty …

George Augustus Fenton Griffin, Viscount Chanderley has to marry – fast, for his father has ordered him to find a suitable wife this very season. Alas, the only woman Griff has eyes for is the very unsuitable Miss Carlotta Stanton, who is not only far too unfashionably tall but also wears the ugliest spectacles in all of England. Still, Griff is utterly bewitched by her intense green eyes. Yet however much he feels drawn to her joie de vivre, duty and honor demand that he stay far away from Miss Stanton.

… and desire

Dubbed “the Giantess” because of her unfortunate tallness, Charlie Stanton finds that the London season is far less glamorous than she has ever thought – not the least because she is consigned a place among the wallflowers. But then she befriends Lady Isabella and becomes acquainted with her very dashing brother Lord Chanderley, whose life is overshadowed by a terribly tragedy in his past. Ever ready to help other people, Charlie is determined to rid him of his Sad Melancholia – even if it means taking on wild boars and several highwaymen. Indeed, even if the handsome viscount remains maddingly elusive and obviously doesn’t want any help. However, the biggest challenge will be to overcome the handsome viscount’s belief that he doesn’t need any help at all. However, the biggest challenge will be the elusive viscount himself and his belief that he is beyond all redemption.

5 thoughts on “Cover Blurb for SPRINGTIME PLEASURES

  1. azteclady

    Question: wouldn’t stature would be better than tallness? (please do keep in mind that English is not my first language either, but tallness just doesn’t sound right to me)

  2. azteclady

    “less glamorous than she has ever thought”–shouldn’t it be “had thought”?

    “not the least because she is consigned a place among the wallflowers” –I’m not sure consigned is the best choice for verb there, but I’m at a loss for suggestions.

    (But I like the idea/premise as set in the blurb, does that help?)

  3. Laura Vivanco

    I think “not the least” should be “not least”.

    I’d go for “than she had thought it would be” rather than “than she has thought”. I think “has” needs to be changed to “had” because she had the thought in the past that it was glamorous but has now discovered that it isn’t so glamorous.

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