When a boy finds a stray puppy, it comes as a surprise to everyone that he's allowed to keep her because his father is a hard man who thinks chores are more important than pets. It isn't long, though, before Hope wriggles her way into everyone's heart.
Sheltered Hope is a tragic story that explores the notion of compassion and how mercy offers its own rewards. It is the fourth workbook in the Read Write Ponder series, a collection of short stories constructed to engage readers, writers, and educators. Each novelette-sized book is comprised of a single short story, writing prompts to encourage creative writing, discussion questions for thoughtful analysis of characters and theme, and a letter from the author about her inspiration for the story and the techniques she used to write it.
About the Author
An IT professional by day, Richelle's reading and writing time competes with the attention of her husband, four sons, and two dogs. When she can squeeze them in, she takes on-line classes, like James Patterson's MasterClass and FutureLearn's "Start Writing Fiction" course, to continue improving her craft. While she has published non-fiction technical articles in professional legal journals, the books in her Read Write Ponder series are her first published works. She hopes to take this series and develop a creative writing course for a Community Ed program as a way of giving back to her community.