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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Book Fun Friday Welcomes Joanne Guidoccio

Book Fun Friday Welcomes back Joanne Guidoccio
In 2008, Joanne took advantage of early retirement and launched a second career as a writer. Her articles and book reviews have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online. When she tried her hand at fiction, she made reinvention a recurring theme in her novels and short stories.
Book Title:

The Coming of Arabella

Log Line:

Envy stirs in the hearts of mermaid sisters

Book Tag Line:

On the day of her engagement party, an ex-mermaid’s life is disrupted by the arrival of another mermaid—a sister she has never known.

Book Blurb:
On the day of her engagement party, an ex-mermaid’s life is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of another mermaid—a sister she has never known. Under normal circumstances, Barbara Davies would be overjoyed, but her special day is already wrought with tension. While Barbara is not the first mermaid from the Mediterranean kingdom to settle in small town Ontario, she has yet to reveal her origins to her fiancĂ©. So when Arabella, the gorgeous sister whose disturbing black eyes banished her to the island of Crete, saunters into her life, clutching the arm of Barbara’s discarded lover, a powder keg of emotion is released. Relationships falter and careers stall as envy stirs in the hearts of the sisters.

Book Excerpt:

Arabella threw back her shoulders and gazed down at Barbara. With her heels, she was almost a head taller. “What I need is a relationship with you.”
“A relationship with me?” Barbara repeated. She had been prepared for almost any response but not that one.
“That’s right. BFFs, soul sisters, whatever you want to call those tight bonds these humans have.”
Barbara’s eyes widened. “Do you even know or understand the concept of BFF?”

“Of course, I do. A BFF is a best friend forever. You’re my twin sister. You can’t get any closer than that.”
“It doesn’t work that way,” Barbara said. “You can’t order up BFFs. Friends have the same value systems and look out for each other. I can’t imagine you doing that for me.”
“Or you doing that for me,” Arabella said. “Mama’s explained all the reasons you’ve been avoiding me, and I do understand the envy and bitterness.” She shuddered. “I can’t imagine losing everything like you did. I don’t know what I would do. But that’s neither here or there. I’m a part of your life, whether you like it or not. And I’m not going anywhere. So, you better start being nice to me.”
“Are you threatening me?”
Arabella smiled and tossed her hair. “Everyone in your circle likes me. How would it look if you ignored me?”
Question for you Dear Reader:

How would you react if a sibling or BFF ruined your special day (engagement party, wedding, anniversary…)?

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  1. I wouldn't let them. A special day should be interrupted by no one!

  2. Great attitude, Celia! Thanks for hosting me :)