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Poor Mrs. Rigsby [Paperback]

By Kathy Herman (Author)
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Sally Cox's husband finds a younger woman and she is forced to take a job at a nursing home. An elderly resident who struggles with dementia soon discloses the secret location of her money. Three deaths later, is anyone watching Sally?

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CNA Sally Cox is about as happy to be at Walnut Hills Nursing Center as the patients are. But it's work or starve, now that her husband has found a younger companion. Sally's new crowd skews toward the elderly--ninety-year-old Elsie Rigsby, for instance, whose dementia comes and goes with her gold-digging son and grandson's visits. Elsie's not going to tell those vultures where she stashed her money. Still, she's not getting any younger, and someone besides her needs to know. Three deaths later, is anyone watching Sally?The love of money...
Poor Mrs. Rigsby gets so confused. But she's Sally Cox's favorite patient at Walnut Hills Nursing Center . It's too bad her only relatives are her insensitive son, Harry, who's always badgering her about money, and a charming but unreliable grandson. a root...
Harry Rigsby is retired, but these years aren't exactly golden for him. He's been reduced to eating ketchup sandwiches when his Social Security check doesn't stretch to cover the whole month. It just isn't fair. He has long suspected his mother of rat-holing money, but she won't admit it. Trouble is, if he doesn't find out before her mind goes, he'll never see a penny of it.
...of all kinds of evil.
Sally Cox is drowning in debt and resentful that her job at the nursing home doesn't pay enough. When Mrs. Rigsby tells her and a coworker that she's hidden money from her greedy son, the coworker devises the perfect scheme to end Sally's financial woes--and opens a door to something evil
"Poor Mrs. Rigsby "explores the pitfalls of financial worry, the wages of greed, and the God who has promised to be a refuge from both.
Story Behind the Book
I've been dismayed by the financial abuse of people in power--corporate CEOs, trusted religious leaders, and even heads of households--whose mismanagement and greed have inflicted hardship on many a victim. But I wrote "Poor Mrs. Rigsby "to show what can happen when "victims "justify using dishonest means in an effort to regain control of their financial ture. It's my hope that this story will challenge believers to take an honest look at where they draw the line between their own striving for financial purity--and trusting God to provide what they need.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Poor Mrs. Rigsby by Kathy Herman has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Romantic Times - 07/01/2004 page 122
  • Booklist - 06/01/2004 page 1698
  • CBA Retailers - 08/01/2004 page 45

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Multnomah Books
Pages   333
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.26" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.93"
Weight:   0.72 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 18, 2004
Publisher   Multnomah Books
ISBN  1590523148  
ISBN13  9781590523148  

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Kathy Herman has written fourteen novels, including CBA bestsellers Tested by Fire, All Things Hidden, and The Real Enemy. Now retired from her family s Christian bookstore business, Kathy and her husband, Paul, have three grown children and five grandchildren and live in Tyler, Texas.


Kathy Herman currently resides in Tyler, in the state of Texas.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Poor Mrs. Rigsby?

Good story with memorable Characters  Aug 12, 2005
It is the first time that I have read a book by this author. I can't wait to read another one! Of course, I've passed this along to family and friends.
Kathy Herman keeps getting by book  Aug 6, 2004
I waited for this book after reading the Baxter series. Kinda got hooked on Kathy's books. Fast paced, suspense and a wonderful lessson. I recomend this book and especially the last 2 of the Baxter series
deep character study focusing on faith and greed  Jul 15, 2004
Angry with Sam since he divorced her after three decades of marriage to move in with a younger chick, leaving her with a run down house and two teens, Certified Nurse Assistant Sally Cox also hates her work at the Walnut Hills Nursing Center. She detests the patients and the staff though she likes nonagenarian dementia victim Elsie Rigsby even when the elderly woman loses her touch with reality.

During a seemingly lucid moment, Mrs. Rigsby informs Sally that she has stashed away from her avaricious family a fraudulent fortune. She wants Sally to distribute the money to worthy people in need. Sally promises to do so, but the temptation to use the money to get out of her own debt is overwhelming. Yet her conscience tells her to do the good deed and trust that God will take care of her woes though with the setbacks in her personal life, Sally has lost faith. Which path will she take especially when a snake offers her the easy road?

Although some readers will believe that the POOR MRS. RIGSBY is a naive look at money, Kathy Herman provides a deep character study that focuses on faith and greed. The story line follows Sally as she feels like a failed female Job with a temptation that could solve much of her woes. Ms. Herman makes a case in an age of fiscal abuse and irresponsibility by those in power in Wall St and DC that money is not the root of evil; spinning the NRA contention that "guns don't kill, people kill", people's attitude turns money into a weapon of destruction.

Harriet Klausner


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