"" Writer's Wanderings: A Tribute to Mom

Friday, May 06, 2016

A Tribute to Mom

This Sunday is Mother's Day and while she's been gone for over 30 years, there's still a place in my heart where she lives on. My novel, Ruby, evolved out of stories Mom told me about growing up during the Great Depression. Of course with my novelist's mind, I took it and made it into a historical romance. I think she'd be pleased. She was, after all, my greatest cheerleader and encourager.

Here's the back cover blurb:

Secrets can be cruel especially when they span generations. What Hope Morgan learns from her mother’s love story turns her world inside out. How many secrets did Ruby keep from her daughter?

Hope Morgan has always had difficulty understanding her mother, Ruby. Now as illness threatens to take her mother’s life she discovers that her family history is not what she thought. Ruby begins to reveal secrets that have been kept for generations.

Who was Edward Fields in her mother’s life, Hope wonders, and why has she kept his letters for so many years? What was the butterfly love story they shared? And did Hope’s father, George know about it?

While Ruby weathered the Great Depression as a child and the sorrows of World War II as a young bride, her faith grew and the promises Edward shared with her gave her strength to see her through. Will she have the strength to finally reveal the last secret she holds?

(And yes, that's her on the front cover.)

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