Tactiturn

2 Mar

Everyone in Jacobsville, Texas, steered clear of taciturn Cy Parks. Except spirited Lisa Monroe. To shield the lovely Lisa from a revenge-seeking desperado, the winter soldier claimed her as his bride…

So says the blurb for The Winter Soldier, a romance novel by Diana Palmer. It begs many questions: what is a ‘Cy Parks’? What has the unnamed weirdo done to sassy Lisa? What the hell is a winter soldier? Is Cy Parks even the winter soldier they’re referring to?

Well, I have never read this book, and nor do I plan to, so I guess we’ll never know the answers to these queries. Unless, of course, one my handful of readers has a secret closet of Palmer’s books and can enlighten us?

What I can tell you, however, is the meaning of taciturn, a definition asked of me by my sister. We learnt that it means:

reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little.

So perhaps at some stage the sassy Lisa Monroe says, “That Cy Parks… he is so uncommunicative in speech! So reserved! Hmph… and he has the nerve to call himself a winter soldier, or at least be identified as one!”

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3 Responses to “Tactiturn”

  1. RET March 2, 2011 at 10:44 pm #

    I think one might find one’s own Grandpa Doug in the dictionary under “taciturn”.

    • theliteratechicken March 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

      Ha, so true! Was he a “winter soldier”, I’m wondering now…

      • RET March 2, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

        Do they even have winter in New Guinea? I think not..

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