Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B is for Bouleversement and The Begonia Bribe

For the month of April I will be taking part in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. I will be using two tools besides my trusty computer - my imagination and my dictionary -The American Heritage Dictionary, Second College Edition.. I will turn to the letter of the day, flip the pages and let my fickle finger of fate find the word. Then I'll write - might be a story, might be a rant, might be a poem. Who knows! Do let me know what you think. To go to the list of other participants go here *** I'm number 1414 - that's a heck of a lot of blogs and there are many more signed up below me. If you make a comment I will do my darnedest to check out your blog and comment. Spread the love around!

Bouleversement - n. 2. A reversal. 2. A violent uproar: tumult.

Were you shocked at how much money they wanted for your meal?
Did you tell the waiter to tell the cook to tell the owner?
Did they say - tough - that's what it costs these days to put a decent meal on the table?
Did you rise from your chair and motion to your fellow restaurant goers?
Did they rise and join you?
Un Bouleversement!

And here is a Blurb for The Begonia Bribe by Alyse Carlson (the Tartlette) I'm happy to say that I've read this in progress and it is a very fun read! So sign up for it soon!

The Begonia Bribe:  2nd in the Garden Society Cozy Mystery series by Alyse Carlson (aka: Hart Johnson) 

Roanoke, Virginia, is home to some of the country’s most exquisite gardens, and it’s Camellia Harris’s job to promote them. But when a pint-sized beauty contest comes to town, someone decides to deliver a final judgment …

A beauty pageant for little girls—the Little Miss Begonia Pageant—has decided to hold their event in a Roanoke park. Camellia is called in to help deal with the botanical details, the cute contestants, and their catty mothers. She soon realizes that the drama onstage is nothing compared to the judges row. There’s jealousy, betrayal, and a love triangle involving local newsman—and known lothario—Telly Stevens. And a mysterious saboteur is trying to stop the pageant from happening at all.

But the drama turns deadly when Stevens is found dead, poisoned by some sort of plant. With a full flowerbed of potential suspects, Cam needs to dig through the evidence to uproot a killer with a deadly green thumb.

find it at Amazon


Hart Johnson said...

That word is a mouthful! Is there any easy way to know how to say that? And thank you SO MUCH for the book love!!! Definitely appreciate you helping me spread the word!!!

Jan Morrison said...

Hi Tartlette - yep, just roll your r's in a delicious French way, as if you were Bridget Bardot and make the final 't' silent like this
boo-le-ver(roll this part)e-ci- moun

ha! My French sucks.

Debra Mauldin said...

I learned a new word and found a new book to read. Thank you.

Corinne O'Flynn said...
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Corinne O'Flynn said...

Hooray for new words! I'll be popping by to see which ones you choose. Maybe we'll overlap when it gets to the tricky letters which only have a few "unusual" ones. :D

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Jan Morrison said...

Hi Debra - thanks for coming by and go for that Begonia Bribe book - it is a good one!

Hi Connie - nah, I'm only flinging my finger into the dictionary so lots of my words will be dead simple!

Tia Bach said...

I am such a word nerd... I love learning new ones. Looking forward to your C to Z posts! Thanks for visiting my site as well.

Lillian Csernica said...

What a delightful word! I write historical fiction and many of my characters speak French. I'll have to keep this jewel in mind for just the right moment!