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This site is like Ruthe, the heroine of my novel, Ruthe's Secret Roses

Ruthe is . . .
intimate with God,
prays a lot,
a bleeding heart for the hurting,
a big sister,
rescues friends,
has creative ideas,
likes to give surprise gifts,
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and marriage,
dreams of writing a book
goes the extra mile

So this site offers;
good books to read!
help to become Friends with Jesus,
The One Ideal Real Friend
a cure for loneliness
An Older Sister's Coping Secret
how to pray Panic Prayers,
& regularly/daily
how to grow in faith
Christian mentoring,
how to share your faith

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Introducing Ruthe's Secret Roses
by Ruth Marlene Friesen

Ruthe, just graduating from high school in the early 1970s in a small town in Saskatchewan, Canada, commutes to the city of Saskatoon as a telephone operator. BUT in her off hours, she gets involved in the lives of people who are abused, hurting, bereaved, dying and spiritually hungry. She is afraid to tell her Mennonite family back home for reasons of her own, and this leads her to live a double life. You know the pressures build. Sooner or later she has to take some of the advice she gives others, for she gets into serious trouble.

This Book is available as a paperback and is available in two e-book formats.

In fact, you can begin reading Ruthe's Secret Roses immediately!

YOU will love Ruthe's Secret Roses if you like:

Walking and Talking with God

The old old hymn, I Come to the Garden Alone, is Ruthe's favourite and a good anology for how she walks and talks with her Lord, even when wrestling with her own fears and hang-ups. She has a burning passion to rescue the perishing.

If you long to get closer to Jesus, and to learn how to pray and share your faith so that others are dramatically converted, you will love this book. When Ruthe prays, you will learn to pray. You will also learn from her stumbles.

Compassion and Conversion

If you have ever thought you ought to help others trust in God, but didn't know how to start - you will be able to follow Ruthe around and pick up her compassion as she initiates dramatic conversions.

A Bleeding, Caring Heart

Are you from a dysfunctional family? One that is far from ideal? Maybe you are lonely, abused, unloved, or bereaved, and spiritually hungry? Hey, you are going to feel Ruthe's love oozing all over you! Her heart bleeds for you!

Lisa, a notorious prostitute, thought there was no way she could get out of her lifestyle. Then Ruthe convinced her there was hope, and oh, what a transformation! Same with Emie, and many others. Ruthe shows the way out of that maze.

A Caregiving Oldest Sister

If you are an oldest daughter or sister, and find yourself the key caregiver in your family, you will really identify well with Ruthe and with her friend, June Johnson. Also with young Joy, who escaped from a black market foster home and seeks for her younger siblings. In fact, you probably pick up stray kittens of all kinds too!

No doubt you have a precious little sister or brother that you'd do just about anything for as well. So Ruthe's little sister Sharri will win you over and make you smile with vicarious pride.

This is a special slant to this story that others will not pick up as well as you will. Only an oldest sister, or the one who has often been cast into the role of caregiver will understand.

Designing and Make-overs

If you are the creative type, and love sewing designer clothes, planning dream homes, or home make-overs, you've got treats in store for you in Ruthe's Secret Roses too. There's people make-overs, wardrobe transformations, a bad teacher turned into an excellent one, a dream home built. Let's go further, and make-over some guys and some cars too!

Love make-overs? You're going to wish Darlin' Bonne's was a real place you could go to! I'm sure you will!

In this novel transformations are not only allowed, but encouraged and pumped. There are a couple of special places where these become THE business!

Giving Gifts and Surprises

Got a heart of gold? Ready to give away the blouse - oops, the jacket off your back? Ruthe loves to give gifts and surprises too! But guess what; it's the givers who receive generous gifts as well, isn't it? So you'll be tickled at the wonderful and very original gifts Ruthe gives, and gets. Think: clothes - wardrobes, mansion, trees, swimming pool...!

Making Work Juggle Right for You

How does Ruthe fit all this into one life? The answer is that she is a telephone operator and uses her shift work to confuse people. They can't keep up with her hours, so she appears to be coming and going all the time. Fortunately she is a very self-disciplined young woman in that Rambler.

Not all teens are like that, but remember her background, and that she's been an eldest and a caregiver all her life.

Most of all, her spiritual life is strong and upper most. All this contributes to making her a good time juggler and a very unusual role model. (Yes, there are teens today who have this kind of maturity. I don't doubt it for a minute!)

A Mentor or Counselling Friend

If you are truly able to understand Ruthe, the main character in this novel, you will have no trouble seeing why she is a natural at mentoring and counselling others. Self-sacrifice is not something she hesitates over. It flows easily because she loves people and respects them as individuals.

A lot of this is possible because of the example her Grosz'mama set for her, and the things she remembers hearing about in church and reading in the Bible. If you are interested in others this way, you may want to take note of this aspect of Ruthe's multi-faceted life.

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Your book was a pleasure to read. I loved all the transformations; the physical makeovers, the home decorating, and best of all, the total heart conversions. All are made possible by an unassuming young Mennonite woman who trusts God to lead her and work through her.

There aren't many books written about the Mennonite way of life; particularly having them associating with other faiths, and sharing their faith.
(Kathy Wollf - First Reader)

I love it! Your style of writing is excellent, especially the way you build interest and keep me wanting to read faster and faster. What a wonderful story :-)
(Connie Lepovosky, Typesetter).

Wow! This little lady gets around doesn't she! The style is unique, not your typical bookstore novel. I like the "stream of consciousness" effect as we see into her thoughts and she talks to her Companion about everything.
Internet friend, Rose Clarke

The book was a surprise to me in that when I first started the book, and so many things happened to Ruth at such a fast pace, I did have trouble getting my head around the 'reality' of it all.

However, once I got into it I was soon intrigued by the events that happened. After all - so many other secular fictional stories expect us to believe the impossible - why should a Christian book not do the same, and possibly inspire us since we believe in the God of the impossible?!

What surprised me is how I was soon able to keep pace with the events that happened to Ruthe, though I had to think a moment or two 'who was who' from time to time.
Sharon Richardson,Scotland

You've heard of power naps at work, right? You rise refreshed, bright and alert. Take a break to refresh your spirit with a good inspirational story.

Wish you could have a heart-to-heart talk with God?

Ruthe does. All the time, where ever she goes, she's having a running conversation with the one she calls Lord, or my Best Friend. You've got to meet Ruthe! AND her Secret Roses.

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