The beautiful autumn woodland cover picture gives a
foretaste of the contents: a reflective tale of landscape,
travel and parting told by someone in the autumn of their
life. RIDE WITH ME is an inspirational book by Brett
Champan, which focuses on a couple who fall in love
in Wisconsin during the early 1940s.
Family matters are to the fore and through the medium of
letters and diary entries we see what Earl Timmings and
Ruth Benson think about each other - and their faithful
dogs. Courting by riding out in the wooded landscape, they
laze away a happy summer. But with the call-up to war in
1942, the couple are parted. Again, their letters are a
This book doesn't contain any great action, apart from some
horrifying war scenes. No falling out or major
disagreements; no witty banter or intelligent working out
of tense problems. So the ideal reader would be someone who
enjoys a look at the past, with memories of a life before
ubiquitous celebrity society, and a determination to hang
on to what matters. Every time Earl and Ruth encounter
difficulties they seem to find comfort in prayer. Life is
not smooth going, but the couple just accept what they
can't change, and hope to be happy by riding alongside each
other through the years. Provided their families survive
the war in Japan.
I enjoyed the landscape descriptions and the companion dogs
and horses. RIDE WITH ME will be followed by Brett
Champan's next book A SPLASH IN THE WATER.
Earl Timmings is a hardworking young man graced with deep
character and a zeal for life—and fishing. But nothing would
be the same for him after stepping into the old country
store one spring afternoon and meeting Ruth, a beautiful
girl from Iowa who would steal his heart. Weeks later, when
Ruth returns to the small town for good, a sweet summer
romance begins. But when their relationship blossoms into
something more, World War II threatens to cut it short. As
Earl ships out for the Pacific front, they will soon
discover that few things ever stay the same.
Join Earl and Ruth in Ride With Me as they journey together
through the storms of war, life, and love.