Sheila Seiler Lagrand’s “Remembering for Ruth: Mitchell Meets Matthew”
Sheila Lagrand’s serial story continues.
Pastor Paul and Margot Goodharte live in Mitchell, California, where they care for Paul’s mother Ruth, who has Alzheimer’s Disease. In the first installment of this serialized novel, Lagrand set up with the story with a fall and injury for Margot, the return of Paul’s older brother Matthew, and Matthew’s interest in Sue, the next-door neighbor, Sue.
In the second installment, Mitchell Meets Matthew, new elements are introduced. Ruth keeps asking after Amelia, who turns out to be Matthew’s estranged daughter born out of wedlock decades earlier. A neighbor experiences a family tragedy. Matthew’s relationship with Sue continues to grow.
We’re beginning to see the major themes of the story emerge – reconciliation, grace, how a serious illness can provide blessing, and a little romance.