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Does It Mean It’s a Good Book When People Are Willing To Steal It?

OH, my. I left a copy of my book, Wake-Robin Ridge, with my 89-year old mother in her nursing home, and someone stole it out of her room the next day! What kind of person would steal from an elderly woman in a nursing home? I can only hope they just couldn’t resist it, once they saw the beautiful cover and read the blurb on back. Sheesh. Maybe my next review on amazon will start out, “I stole the BEST book yesterday!” 🙂

Ya gotta laugh, right? And I promised my mother another copy, so she’s happy now, too. But I have to say, sometimes people just flabbergast me.  Now promise me none of you will steal it. You can get it for a mere $4.99 on Amazon, you know. I swear, it’s worth it. 😉

Wake-Robin Ridge (A Darcy’s Corner Novel)

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4 thoughts on “Does It Mean It’s a Good Book When People Are Willing To Steal It?

  1. elizabeth on said:

    How sad that someone would do that. I pray the Lord convicts their heart and they, after reading and learning how to be a better person, will return the book and ask forgiveness. I’m hoping it’s maybe just one of her friends borrowing it.

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    • Most of her acquaintances there don’t have the wherewithal to get from their rooms to hers and take it. I have to assume it was one of the staffers or a visitor to her roommate. Whoever it was could have had a free copy if they had told me they wanted one that badly. But sad to know, the elderly in nursing homes are taken advantage of this way all the time,though this particular home is very good, and it doesn’t happen often. Still, I have all her jewelry and valuable items here for safekeeping. We fixed her room up with some of her knickknacks and art work to “keep her company,” but none of the valuable pieces.

      And as we know, what goes around, comes around. I’d be afraid to do something like that, even if I were tempted, just because of what it might bring down upon my head. I believe what you reap what you sow, myself.

      True story. I knew someone once who stole…ready?…a Christmas tree! I kept thinking, “How do you celebrate Christmas with a stolen tree in your house?” I mean…CHRISTMAS? Peace on earth, good will to all? Sounded like a recipe for smiting to me! I would have been afraid it would catch fire and burn the place down, bringing retribution on my whole house! Where is the pleasure in a stolen Christmas tree, anyway? I don’t get it. I didn’t then, and I don’t now.

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  2. That is just… *shakes head* I’m trying to figure out a scenario where someone was just straightening, like they thought the book was accidentally left behind, but I’m not convincing myself.

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    • Ha! Well, if they thought it was left behind, they could ask at the office. Every person there knows me by name, AND they’ve either read, or say they are going to read, my book. They’ve passed it around among themselves, and asked for my autograph. I’m like a ROCK STAR with the geriatric crowd. They are easily impressed! Haha). So I’m pretty sure whoever took it just wanted it for themselves. I wouldn’t even care, if they’d leave a review! 🙂

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