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In St. Patrick's Custody
Grace Johnson, elderly New York City widow, "ran away from home, and at my age " she says. Patrick O'Mally, retired New York cop, comes to her rescue by taking her to the homeless shelter where he volunteers. Grace quickly becomes their most valuable employee. The fun begins when a priest from St. Patrick's Cathedral recruits them to help solve a mystery: the statue of St. ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Star Publish
(first published September 18th 2000)
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Widowed Grace Johnson is content to spend her golden years feeding the birds in Central Park and pursuing a friendship with retired policeman Patrick O'Mally, though in the back of her mind there is always a sense of emptiness and a yearning for self-worth. Her children want to banish her to a rest home, themselves content with satisfying obligations at holidays and weddings. As out of touch as the Johnson brood is with their mother, they are more than surprised when Grace takes drastic measures ...more
Janet Elaine Smith grew up in Spring Lake, Minnesota, in the middle of the Chippewa National Forest. Following her high school graduation, she attended Bethany College of the Bible in Minneapolis, MN and then went to Venezuela, South America, where she served as a missionary for nine years. It was there that she met her husband, Ivan. When she was beset by illness, they moved to Grand Forks, ND, w ...moreMore about Janet Elaine Smith...