Sunday, April 5, 2009

Ruby's Slippers by Leanna Ellis

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: B&H Books (April 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0805446982
ISBN-13: 978-0805446982

About the book:
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.

My Review:
If you like the movie Wizard of Oz chances are you will like this book. When I was a child my mother said that was the first movie I ever sat through. I have not seen it in years though. For the most part the Wizard of Oz references are not over the top and the book is enjoyable. The characters are a little cardboard steorotype in the beginning but turn into quirky interesting characters. My favorite part is after Dottie's accident when she is in the recovery facility and she agrees on a roadtrip with an older lady named Sophie. Where they are going and why I will not tell you ;) This is a contemporary Christian fiction novel and I think most readers will like it. :)

About the Author :
Leanna Ellis, formerly known to readers as Leanna Wilson, sold more than one million romance books and won numerous awards before taking a new creative direction with her much-acclaimed 2007 novel, Elvis Takes a Back Seat. She lives with her family in Keller, Texas.

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