Every month I am featuring worthy novels that have been on my shelves way too long. This month’s feature is Ruby’s Slippers by Leanna Ellis. My book club read Elvis Takes A Backseat a few years ago. What a treat! We were able to make our meeting an event with grilled peanut butter banana sandwiches and an Elvis flick. I also read and reviewed Once in A Blue Moon. I really enjoyed both books, so I bought Ruby’s Slippers and anticipated more fun reading. Well, the book has been sitting on my shelf for a while now — I just have to find time to read it! Have you read Ruby’s Slippers? Let me know what you thought. Sound like a book you’d like to read too? It is only 99 cents on Kindle! You can purchase it HERE.
Dottie Meyers, 35, is a real-life Dorothy Gale living with her little black dog on a small farm in Kansas that’s about to be hit by a tornado. Knocked unconscious by the storm, she awakes three months later at a recovery facility in California where her father, last seen when she was four, has left her a mysterious pair of ruby slippers.
But unlike The Wizard of Oz, this isn’t a dream, and the yellow brick road journey that Dottie and three friends are about to take from Los Angeles to Seattle in search of her dad will show the realities of a broken childhood. More importantly, everything connected to those sparkling red shoes will prove to Dottie that there’s only one true wonder worker behind the so-called curtain who can heal her wounds and prepare the heart for love.
Deep in the heart not only describes where Leanna Ellis lives in Texas but also the way she writes. Her books, whether romance, inspirational, women’s fiction, or paranormal, are infused with heartfelt emotion. Having written twenty published novels, Ellis has won many awards including the National Readers Choice Award and the Maggie Award.
When not chasing vampires through the darkened recesses of her mind or roping and riding along with her characters through sun-drenched plains, she stays busy driving her children to their multitude of activities, figuring out what to make for dinner (or where to order takeout), chasing her menagerie of crazy pets around the house, and researching the next idea.
(I purchased this book. All comments are mine alone.)