Stranger on Raven's Ridge
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Featuring: Aidan McInnis; Raven Blume
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Local legend said that sacrifice was the truest love of
Returning to her ancestral home, Raven
Blume needed a new start. So she opened a medical clinic in
order to escape the danger that had torn her life apart—and
claimed her husband's life. But local legend spoke of a
ghost, a reincarnated soul haunting her house, the one high
up on Raven's Ridge.…
Lurking within the mist was the
man she thought dead. Aidan McInnis remained out of sight,
venturing close enough to touch his Raven, but not daring
to. The moment he did, he put a target on her back. Time was
running out and Raven was quickly becoming familiar with
danger. Aidan would die again if he had to—especially if it
was the only way to protect her.
27 comments posted.
Re: Stranger on Raven's Ridge
Such an interesting thought, that we have characteristics from the Wizard of Oz. I seem to think with my heart a great deal of the time. That has worked out very well.
(Marjorie Carmony 6:02am March 10, 2013)
Oh! I love the wizard of Oz, too. It used to frighten me but as the years passed I fell in love with the characters and all of their flaws and strengths but I never applied them to myself. What an interesting concept.
(Kathleen Yohanna 7:28am March 10, 2013)
This sounds like a great book and one that I look forward to reading. Lots of luck and keep writing!!
(Bonnie Capuano 9:35am March 10, 2013)
I never thought of the characters as part of someone. Interesting and probably somethimg to find in characters I read. I love to watch the Wizard of Oz and do it yearly.
(Leona Olson 10:15am March 10, 2013)
Never thought of myself as being a part of the Wizard of Oz characters. Right now I have a dream but am being the cowardly Lion. Maybe I will someday be the believer Dorothy was. Loved the Wizard of Oz! Congrats on you being brave and letting all of us enjoy that bravery!
(Annetta Sweetko 11:27am March 10, 2013)
Wow! I'd love to read STRANGER ON RAVEN'S RIDGE.
(Anna Speed 12:29pm March 10, 2013)
I think that when I am dealing with certain people I think of flying monkeys and that some people haven't been the same since my house landed on their sister and I got some great shoes.
(Carla Carlson 12:59pm March 10, 2013)
I think I've always failed to follow my dreams because I'm a combo of the cowardly lion and the scarecrow---always afraid I'm not smart enough and afraid to try something new.
(Sue Farrell 1:02pm March 10, 2013)
Very interesting blog post... with new situation I am a bit of a cowardly lion.
(Colleen Conklin 1:04pm March 10, 2013)
I loved the Wizard of Oz and still do at the young age of 70+! I love to become a 'part of the characters' or put myself in their place
(Shirley Younger 1:17pm March 10, 2013)
My yellow brick road took me from CPA to teacher. I worried that I would be so impacted by the reduction in salary that it would not be worth it. Yet, I have found that the intrinsic rewards far outweigh the salary cut and the paperwork and the political whimsy that changes curriculum daily. I just love the teenagers I teach and love helping them find their best. Friday, I was rewarded with a visit from a former student who is now an NFL football player. My students were shocked and ecstatic to meet him and floored that he would come back to see me. That's why I teach!!!
(Renee Brown 1:31pm March 10, 2013)
A little over 5 years ago, I went through my own "Oz" moment. My Husband lost his job, and a few months after that, we lost our house, and most of our belongings. We ended up packing what we could into our small pickup truck, our pop-up camper, grabbed the dog, and went to the nearest campground, which was to be our new home. We moved around to campgrounds for a while, until we finally found a place we could move into and call home. I was able to start over in a new place, hundreds of miles away, and start a new identity, so to speak, since the lifestyle here is different. I love where I live, and wouldn't change a thing, even though I lost everything. I wanted to say that to do what you do takes a lot of courage. If I was in your shoes, and I did consider it at one time, I would be all over the place as far as topic goes. I wouldn't be able to write a series of books on one topic. One book would be about one topic, then the next book would probably touch down on something else. I couldn't be that disciplined. I take my hat off to you, and look forward to reading your book.
(Peggy Roberson 2:20pm March 10, 2013)
Love the movie! It's amazing how many times a reference to the Wizard of Oz appears in popular culture. Every knows about Toto and can sing the witch's guards' song.
(Kathy Sullivan 2:51pm March 10, 2013)
I haven't clicked my heels enough to have the "yellow brick road" moment
(Denise Holcomb 3:21pm March 10, 2013)
I do not have a yellow brick road story but I do know that I have pieces of all of them in me as well.
(Debra Guyette 4:21pm March 10, 2013)
I think everyone has some or all of the four main traits from the Wizard of Oz characters inside them. It takes a lot of Cowardly Lion courage to move forward in life on something your skeptical about or afraid to try, and if you don't take the leap, you never know and always wonder about what the outcome or reward would have been in doing so. I'm so glad you did it with success, Jenna. This book sounds great!
(Linda Luinstra 4:34pm March 10, 2013)
I think I am still following MY yellow brick road...don't know when, or if, I will ever get to the end of it. And there have certainly been plenty of weird flying monkeys and other road hazards in my path.You just have to keep trudging forward I suppose.Thanks for an opportunity to win your book, and keep up the good work!
(Vickie Hamilton 5:10pm March 10, 2013)
As much as I like to go back to what I know back then, I know I couldn't. Once I know about something, it is hard to ignore that piece of information. I would have to move on.
As for the Wizard of Oz, I can't ignore the other side of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked, the Musical). She is given a bad reputation. As the Wizard said in Wicked, it is the question which label persist to a person: traitor or liberator, a rich man, philanthropist or thief or crusader or ruthless invader.
For years, the Wicked Witch of the West is considered evil, wicked, a bad person. But after hearing her side of the story, I have to pause and think about her situation. Not everything is black and white. Her story is a shade of gray.
(Kai Wong 7:11pm March 10, 2013)
I think I am going through this phase right now where I am unsure if I am on the yellow brick
or not. I often times find myself questioning my logic and wondering where my heart really
lies. Its still a long way to tell what I am trying to find.
(Lazydrag0n Puff 7:30pm March 10, 2013)
I guess mine is the fact that I tend to change direction with
my life about every ten years. It's exciting.
(Mary Preston 7:43pm March 10, 2013)
I guess I have never real thought of it before, but I most definitely have had some Scarecrow moments. One that almost cost me my life and left me fighting PTSD. I wish I could meet the Wizard and go back and time and not have that moment!
(Ashley Applebee 8:22pm March 10, 2013)
How lucky to have had your first book published! My father, Albert Bernstein, was a writer. He wrote poetry, essays, quips and quotes, and short stories. I remember all the rejection letters he used to get. But he never gave up ~ that was his Yellow Brick Road. How I miss him!
(Susan Coster 8:32pm March 10, 2013)
DEF. scarecrow moments here, sounds like a great book. thanks
(Debbi Shaw 8:42pm March 10, 2013)
Love the Wizard of Oz! Interesting post. Thanks for sharing.
(Bonnie H 8:50pm March 10, 2013)
never applied it to myself, but I am learning to listen to myself and believe in myself.
(Michelle Schafer 9:56pm March 10, 2013)
I love Wizard of Oz. Thanks for a chance to win.
(Linda Hall 10:56pm March 10, 2013)
Well done on your achievement and on seeing into your own heart.
(Clare O'Beara 1:31pm March 11, 2013)
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