Praise for Day of Trouble
The ability to create a ‘villain’ or antagonist who is both pitiful and pitiable is a gift. Too often the ‘heavy’ is a two-dimensional character (or caricature) but there was genuine pathos here.
---A participant in a women’s reading group in Wilmington, OH
I loved getting to know Ruthalice Michels and the campus of Emerick College in I Was a Stranger. And, because Patricia’s descriptions are so complete and vivid, I could not wait to follow Ruthalice’s further adventures while solving the mystery in Day of Trouble. I was not disappointed!
---Kathryn Palmer, potter and writer.
Patricia Thomas weaves just the right amount of intrigue with her endearing storytelling. The result is a book that charms the reader into wanting to know more: about the mystery at hand, the motivations of the characters, and the meaning of it all. I can’t wait to see what the Pastor and the Professor tackle next.
---Amy Lyles Wilson, M.A., M.T.S.; Author; Former writer-in-residence and professor at the Earlham School of Religion
Ruthalice (Ali) Michels, Campus Minister at Emerick College, has been around the pastoral-care block enough times to know that very little in life is as it seems. When screams from a terrifying nightmare send the campus minister scurrying across campus to the young woman’s dorm room, Ali has no idea she is about to become custodian of the link between a John Doe drowning in the Huron River, and the mysterious stalker lurking about the women’s soccer field on her beloved little campus three-hundred miles away.
As she tugs on the threads which bind the frightened coed, the deceased John Doe and the living, breathing campus stranger together, Ali reaffirms her conviction that a truly engaged life is one lived in that place of shades of grey because almost nothing is black-or-white, and in this particular day of trouble, truth lies buried in the bosom of a drowned man.