Tuesday evening at our Chick Lit Book Club meeting we had the privilege of speaking with Leanna Ellis! We read Ruby's Slippers this month and we all enjoyed it immensely. Leanna is an insightful, fresh, talented & funny book author of Christian fiction. Her most recent book is "Once in a Blue Moon". (Check out her blog/website: www.leannaellis.com ).
Ruby's Slippers was a delightful read! The main character, Dottie, is missing some things in her life; her father who has been absent since she was 4, her sister, Abbie, is in Hollywood making her claim to fame, the man who she thought she was in love with is now married and considered her best friend, and her mother recently died. Will anyone really pay attention to her and give her the love that she desires? Dottie is a no-nonsense young woman who has cared for the family farm in Kansas pretty much since she's been old enough to help her mother with the chores and she sees no reason to leave the farm or do anything else. The farm is her home and this is where she belongs...or so she thinks.
On the fun side for those of you who, like me, enjoy looking deeper than the obvious...there were mysterious little items about The Wizard of Oz throughout the book which added some intrigue! This was one book that I will always have fond memories of reading!
We had a great time talking to Leanna too! Leanna shared openly with us about what inspires her to write and gave us a deeper look into her writing & how the story came into being. She patiently listened as we asked her questions and graciously answered us making us feel like old friends! I highly recommend attending our next book author interview! You truly don't know what you are missing out on! These author interviews are always full of information, inspiration, and sprinkled with alot of fun!
Next week I will be having a book drawing for Liz Curtis Higgs newest release "Here Burns My Candle". You won't want to miss this easy opportunity for a chance to win her book!