First Look

I thought I'd let you guys see the cover for Once Upon A Project, which will be out in May 2008.
Here's the blurb from the back cover:

Elyse, Susan, and Grace couldn't be happier when their friend Pat organizes a reunion for past residents of the Chicago public housing project where they all grew up. It is, after all, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of its opening, and like their long-ago home, the lifelong friends are also turning fifty. But none of them suspects the event will have life-altering changes . . .

Elyse plans to attend with her husband, but as usual lately, he bows out, pleading fatigue. He's thirteen years her senior, and Elyse fears he's slowing down. But does that mean she has to?

Susan also arrives alone. Her marriage is faltering since her diagnosis of breast cancer. But when she runs into a former flame, it feels like time has stood still . . . .

Twice divorced, Grace needs a distraction, and she finds it in Eric. Once a cute kid four years Grace's junior, Eric is now a handsome man whose age doesn't matter -- but their differences in financial status might . . . .

And forced by her parents to give up the love of her life after a family tragedy, Pat never again found love. When an old friend from law school sees a media report about the reunion and contacts her, will she at last find the love that's eluded her?

Now it's time for four friends to kick off a new chapter in each of their lives as past memories join with present temptations and future hopes . . . .
The characters from the book will be guest blogging after the first of the year, so stay tuned! In the meantime, whattaya think of it?

8 comments:

Kit Frazier said...

Bettye, that's beautiful, and I love the premis!
Kit

Donna said...

I love the cover - and the storylines. I am definitely intrigued and I can't wait to see it come out! (Although I would never have guessed the model was 50-ish, but oh well.)

Shelia said...

I love the cover.

Gwyneth Bolton said...

I love the blurb and the cover! Can't wait to read it.

Gwyneth

bettye griffin said...

Glad you like it, Kit, Shelia, Gwyneth, and Donna! Donna, tha probably is a younger model, but at that angle it's awfully hard to tell . . . can't even tell if there's any crow's feet!

I'm glad to hear y'all find the storyline intriguing. I heard some news yesterday that has me a little concerned about this particular premise, which I'll post in a future blog very soon.

Reon said...

Nice over, Bettye!

Patricia W. said...

Love the cover! Can't wait to read it!

And hey! I'm only a few years from 50 and I don't have any crow's feet! You know what they say about us...

bettye griffin said...

Thanks, Reon (and I know you meant cover (pesky little typos; I have to pound the letter 'L' especially hard for some reason).

Patricia, I know that we black women tend to age slower (melanin, melanin!) I think I mentioned that in dialogue in the manuscript.

Thanks for posting, ladies!