Friday, June 22, 2012

The Proposal by Elysabeth Eldering

The Proposal

by Elysabeth Eldering

Published by:  Elysabeth Eldering, via Smashwords

Published:  October 2011

Genre:  Humorous fiction, Humorous romantic 

Format:  eBook

Available at:  Amazon, B&N, Smashwords

Book Description
April 1st, a day filled with practical jokes and Stella's 25th birthday. It looks to be a day filled with wonderful surprises and not of the killjoy jokes that Stella is the victim of because her boyfriend, Henry, the most straight-laced man she has ever met, who also has been the victim of many practical jokes from her family, takes her out to dinner at a fancy restaurant. Stella hopes this will be the night he proposes. Her mother's hand in playing practical jokes on Stella shows up throughout the evening. Stella and Henry devise a joke of their own to play on her mother. After all, turn around is fair play. Find out if Stella accepts Henry's proposal in The Proposal (An April Fools Day story).

My Thoughts
Do you like humor, romance, or practical jokes?  Put them all together and you have The Proposal.  

I think the cover for The Proposal is nicely done and fits quite well.  If you take a good look at it, you get an idea of what can be found inside this story.  

I'm not big on April Fools Day jokes, because I'm usually on the receiving end.  I guess that's why I thought it was fun to see the prankster finally have an April Fools joke played on them.

The Proposal can be read in one sitting, so it is perfect for when you want something to read while taking a break.  I enjoyed reading The Proposal and I think others will too. 

AUTHOR BIO - Ms. Eldering is the award winning author of the Junior Geography Detective Squad (JGDS), 50-state, mystery, trivia series.  Her stories "Train of Clues", "The Proposal" (available as an ebook), "Tulip Kiss" (available as an ebook), and "Butterfly Halves", all placed first, second, or runner up in various contests to include two for Armchair Interviews and two for Echelon Press (Fast and ... themed type contests).  Her story "Bride-and-Seek" (available as an ebook) was selected for the South Carolina Writers' Workshop (SCWW) anthology, the Petigru Review.  Ms. Eldering makes her home in upper state South Carolina and loves to travel, read, cross stitch and crochet.  When she's not busy with teenaged children still at home, working her full-time job as a medical transcriptionist or participating in virtual classroom visits, she can be found at various homeschool or book events promoting her writing.  
For more information about the JGDS series, please visit the JGDS blog at or the JGDS website at
For more information about Elysabeth's other writings, please visit her general writing and family blog at or her website at


Jennifer Shirk said...

I'm not big on April Fool's jokes either because they're played on ME too. :) But I LOVE humorous stories so this sounds good.

Johanna Garth said...

I have a love affair with April Fool's Jokes. This might be perfect for me.

Sherry Ellis said...

My kids love April Fools jokes. They're usually done at my expense, though. Sounds like an interesting book.

Talli Roland said...

I enjoy humorous stories, so this looks like a great read!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. Also, before I forget AGAIN, I meant to say what a beautiful looking blog, Susanne. I love the fish.

Shannon Lawrence said...

I tend to not like April Fool's jokes, but the story sounds cute!

Susanne Drazic said...

Hello to all! Thanks for stopping by to check out my thoughts on The Proposal. Let me know what you think of it, if you read it.

Misha Gericke said...

Sounds like a fun book. I'm not really a fan of April fool's jokes either.

Never been on the receiving end, but most people that play the pranks aren't as funny as they think they are.

Cheryl said...

This sounds like a fun book.

elysabeth said...

Thanks all. This was one of those stories where we were given some random items and had to incorporate at least four of them in the story. It was fun writing something humorous. Hope you all enjoy it. E :)

Elysabeth Eldering
Author of Finally Home, a middle grade/YA paranormal mystery (written similar to a Nancy Drew mystery)


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