I’ve been working on the final edits for my book, double checking sources, winnowing down words, axing the cliché … My brain is tired. And when my brain is tired, nothing gives it rest like a good story. I’ve found just the thing in my friend Sheila Seiler Lagrand’s Remembering for Ruth series. The latest installment is entitled The Bark of Zorro and it was just released last week.
I’ve always been a fan of the series. It makes me a little sad when I finish a book and must say goodbye to characters who have become like friends. This is one reason I’ve enjoyed Lagrand’s story-telling—she portions it out in the most delectable little bites. I have been charmed by her characters: Pastor Paul and Margot Goodharte who live in Mitchell, California, and care for Paul’s mother Ruth, who has Alzheimer’s Disease. Then there’s Paul’s older brother Matthew, who seems to be the epitome of the Prodigal in many ways, and a slew of supporting characters that keep life interesting in a small town.
If you like good character development, you’ll love this series. Currently, the chapters are available in e-format only. The plan is to collect them all in paperback when the installments are complete. But if you’re like me, the looking forward to the next bit is part of the fun!
So far, Sheila has released:
And the prequel: Yankee Doodle Christmas
I’m pleased that Sheila has offered to give away one copy of all the currently available chapters to one of my readers! Just leave a comment below by Thursday evening, 5/8, to be entered for a chance to win. Maybe you can tell me what your favorite series of all time is. I’ll announce the winner on Friday morning. I don’t want to be bossy, but this would be a perfect Mother’s Day gift. What? Your mom doesn’t have an e-Reader? Even better. You can buy her one and fill it with wonderful stories like these. At ninety-nine cents each, they are a bargain!
Trust me—a good story that mom can carry with her wherever she goes? That’s a winner.