what I’m reading and what I’m working on

What I’m working on:
Benson’s Cove, my first novel

Twenty-eight year old Addy Westcombe, tired of a dismal Seattle working life, her over- bearing fiancé and a demanding boss, decides it’s time to direct her own life. She never looks back as she boards a ferry to Whidbey Island to help her ailing aunt with the family book store she and her sister, Mallory, inherited  some months before. On arriving in the seaside town of Benson’s Cove Addy finds the book store in shambles, the town with a dying economy, & locals who don’t like newcomers or tourists in their midst. A bossy aunt, unhelpful sister and an all-consuming legal issue regarding the land on which the book store sits leave Addy longing to return to her simple life in Seattle. Attraction to the town’s most eligible bachelor, veterinarian Logan Archer, who is also a single-parent to a nine year old, proves to be one compliction more than she can handle.  Over the summer Addy must  come to terms with what’s most important to her, and the dreams she must let go…

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Just Read:

Heart & Soul/Maeve Binchy; Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet/Jamie Ford; and Home Again/Kristin Hannah

Currently Reading:  The Joy Diet/Martha Beck &  Living Organized/ Sandra Felton

Next loaded onto my Kindle: This Matter of Marriage and 1022 Evergreen Place/Debbie Macomber; The Confession: A Novel/John Grisham; and U is for Undertow/Sue Grafton

SOME of my favorite authors and books are …

Fiction:
The shell Seekers, Rosamund Pilcher
At Home in Mitford, Jan Karon
Silver Anniversary, Maeve Binchey
Price & Prejudice, Jane Austen
Any Jess Walter book
Any J.A. Jance book                                                                                                            Anything by Anderson Cooper

Non-Fiction:
An Hour Before Daylight, Jimmy Carter

Poetry:
Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

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See what’s new at http://www.ruthandrew.com,  www.sassyscribes.wordpress.com and www.iecrwa.com (Inland Empire Chapter RWA).

4 Responses to what I’m reading and what I’m working on

  1. Terri Elders says:

    Just read through the pieces in you blog, Ruth…some lovely thoughts about some horrendous circumstances. I can hardly wait to read Benson’s Cove, by the way. And yes, I like Prudy Parker as a heroine, too.

    • beeconcise says:

      Thanks, Terri.; I’m excited about it all now – all over again. The piece I’m thinking about for the Woman’s Story for Publishers Syndicate is the Taste the Honey on my
      http://www.ruthandrew.com website. And so … another story begins. I’m wondering tis afternoon is this particular piece, which is so close to my heart, might even be a first chapter of a novel.
      I’ve certainly read orst chapters. 🙂

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  3. There’s definately a lot to learn about this topic.
    I love all the points you’ve made.

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