There are two things this particular writer hates writing:

  1. Query letters; and
  2. Synopses.

Both are play an integral part in the life of a published work, but that doesn’t make them any easier to write. I know for me writing 65,000 words is somehow easier than taking that and condensing it into 190 words and having those 190 words means something. Did I catch the essence of the book? Did I represent the characters correctly? Am I misleading the reader?

It can be stressful.

Fortunately, I was able to finish the synopsis for Speak Tenderly To Her this afternoon. Or at least bring it to a satisfactory compromise(“That’s it! I am not touching this ****** thing again!”). I’ve posted it below for your perusal.

4-Speak Tenderly To Her

Guilt and bitterness have kept them apart; can forgiveness bring them back together?

Isobel has spent her life running from the mistakes of her past, but she is ready to settle down now. Unfortunately second chances aren’t easy to come by, especially when you’ve hurt the person you love the most and Isobel did that four years ago, when she walked out on her husband Tory.

Thanks to the machinations of their pastor though, Isobel finds herself back under the same roof as Tory. The familiarity has her yearning for what used to be, but she knows there’s no way he’s going to accept the truth of her return, much less love her again.

And she’s right: when Tory is confronted with all the pain and emotions he thought he’d left behind, he adamantly refuses to forgive her. But as they spend time together, the love he once felt for her begins to surface and fill his heart.

Now, as the two struggle with forgiving and being forgiven, they find that reconciliation is possible – but only if they look beyond what was and deal with the trouble that’s followed Isobel back into Tory’s arms.

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