I will answer inquiries about speaking engagements or business questions. When Nash starts drinking again and has a devastating accident, Ruby seeks out their estranged mother to help with an intervention, not realizing that Etta Walker harbors a horrible secret that keeps her from reconnecting with the children she deserted so many years ago. She decides to take his ashes back to where he grew up and found that his family was, indeed, still alive. His aunt Birch, who loved Cole far better than his distant mother June did, treats Ruby kindly even before she knows who she is, offering her the best room at the Tokopah Lodge, which she owns with her half-Mexican, half-Paiute-Shoshone husband Bobby Hernandez. Piecing together the truth, Ruby uncovers a legacy of pain and denial that has pursued the McGavin family for too long. I fell in love with Earlene Fowler with the Benni Harper series.
The characters are real, different, compelling -- and there's even a mystery involved! Like Ruby, I would have wanted to find out the truth. After the death of her husband Cole, Ruby McGavin is shocked to learn that she's inherited part of a cattle ranch in Tokopah County, California. After the death of her husband Cole, Ruby McGavin is shocked to learn that she's inherited part of a cattle ranch in Tokopah County, California. She writes the Benni Harper series. It was truly like writing my first book all over again. She had also known almost nothing of his prior life.
I Even without a review and rating, you can usually tell how good a book is by how long it takes me to read it. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. Ruby is a wonderful person--I'm wondering if there are more books about her. Six months later he is dead and Ruby realizes she never really knew her him. With her own family history still haunting her, Ruby arrives in town with her husband's ashes, intending on selling her part of the ranch back to the McGavins and leaving town to start a new life.
What if I didn't love it as much as the mysteries? Earlene was a short story writer for more than ten years before her first novel was published. Cole also held some things back from her, making her wonder if she ever really knew him at all. She goes to his homet 2015: Since I'd forgotten the big secret and was just as surprised at the big reveal as the first time, it was a fun audio listen. Earlene has written 15 books in the Benni Harper series of mysteries. This book had lots of false starts, lots of difficult moments for me as a writer.
I can only pray for a sequel. She goes to his hometown to return his ashes to his family and is drawn into the McGavin family and their terrible secret. Even as she is drawn to handsome saddlemaker Lucas McGavin, she learns more about her late husband's family-and wonders if she ever really knew him. A Tale Of Loss, The Need To Belong, And A Family Haunted By Secrets. Fowler was nominated along with authors winner , , , and.
Six months later he is dead and Ruby realizes she never really knew her him. Inked inscription to previous owner and author's signature. It has a little romance it is nothing overpowering. It is easy to get attached to all of these characters, especially Ruby, who has been through so much but still fights to make sure she has happiness in her life…The conclusion is satisfying and you will welcome a chance to be a part of this small town and its eccentricities once again. He had claimed his relatives were all dead, and she didn't know him long enough--they were only married one year--to think otherwise. Ruby arrives in town intent on simply selling her part of the ranch to the McGavins.
The book explores family relationships and this is a town with nice people. The mystery kept me going. I had to chuckle at the description of walking two blocks in the cold winter weather of a whopping 40 degrees. Except for the few instances of swearing and off-colored language, this secular book could have easily made its way into the Christian fiction market. Glad I picked it up.
I admit getting a book you want to read in 60 seconds is quite amazing and for traveling, well, I have forty books on my Kindle and it weighs about the same as a paperback book. Although she does weave a Christian message into the book, it is subtle and definitely not 'preachy. As Ruby, Lucas, and Etta struggle with the present and confront the past, they each learn the power of forgiveness and reach for a new future filled with hope, grace, and love. He told her he was an orphan, but his family is alive and kicking in Cardinal California. As she attempts to sell the land back to the McGavins, she teams up with Lucas, one of Cole's brothers, to try to get to the core of the secret that is eating away at the family.
Ruby's story as revealed throughout the book is one of a real woman and her life's challenges. I finished this book a couple of days ago and I haven't given this book another thought, so it wasn't i I liked this book but the main character prevented me from loving it. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. When Nash starts drinking again and ends up in a devastating accident, Ruby decides she must find her estranged mother to help with an intervention. They're not perfect but she creates strong, smart, hardworking people that you think you might meet someday. I was really shaken when I found out the truth. And, I even find myself wanting to read the follow-up book, The Trip to Cardinal Valley, to learn what has happened to Rudy after Saddlemaker's Wife concludes.