Once more author Beverly Scott has given the reading audience a wonderful book. I read her first book, "Righteous Revenge", and was impressed. After reading "Ruth Fever", I am in awe.
"Ruth Fever" is a beautiful love story which centers around a 7-year-old troubled boy named Jason. Jason's teacher, Ruth, has noticed he has become withdrawn and wants to understand the reason why. Through her love of Edsels, Ruth meets Jason's father, Wyndom, and together they try to understand why Jason is not the happy, jubilant boy he used to be. While trying to figure out what is going on with Jason, Ruth and Wyndom fall in love with one another.
The author's love and knowledge of Edsels is evident and she weaves this into the story in a fun and informative way. The cat named Horse is a great character and Ms. Scott seems to have an inner knowledge about cats and the way their minds work!
Ms. Scott has the unique ability to write within a confluence of genres: mystery, romance, and inspirational, and do it well. Her narrative is wonderful, her descriptive beautifully delivered, her dialogue simply the best. She is without a doubt one of my favorite authors to read and I recommend this book, as well as "Righteous Revenge" to all.
This is a lovely book by a lovely writer and one I know we'll be seeing on the "New York Times" the best-seller list.