Moreno Valley, Calif. (PRWEB) January 12, 2013
Purchased as a Christmas gift, then cast out to fend for herself, Millie a young golden retriever and a funny - sounding cricket named Finnegan Shamus "Finn" O'Riley meet at the Wilmont County Courthouse in the process of a small Claims hearing for the dog's custody. Millie is a heroine. She saved a baby’s life, the first instance of the angelic in an angelic chain that turns full circle at the court. Her old abusive owners want to reclaim ownership of her and that’s how she and Finn meet. About angels in unique forms and guises in the urban setting, C. V. Schweitzer’s The Making Of An Angel is an absorbing, poignant tale of fate, mercy and redemption.
Finn is a denizen of the courthouse, making his home in its holding cell. This is Millie’s tale though, and she recounts her story to old Finn who is in no doubt that he would provide luck in the proceedings. Millie herself is saved by Officer Sandy Simms who takes her in after she was found to have kept a lost baby warm an entire night before the garbage disposal truck arrives in the early hours. The police were called in to respond to what would have been a heartbreaking tragedy of dead innocents had not fate provided more angels to keep both baby and dog from another day out in the streets.
Officer Simms and Millie find kindred souls in each other. The lady officer renames her Angel and treats her with the affection she knew as a puppy, when her former owners still thought her cute and cuddly. These owners, Bill and Sue Hall, have heard about Millie in the news and proceeded to lay legal claim to her, probably inspired by the 10,000 dollar reward that Millie/Angel had been given by saving the child. A crazy old Judge named McGill was about to hand down a Solomonic verdict if the Halls proved to be still deserving of Millie’s ownership when Finn the Lucky Cricket, as he had predicted, saves the day. Millie/Angel and Officer Simms, now legally bound to each other, go out of the courthouse free and proven to be angels of mercy in their own right.
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About the Author
The author was born and raised on a farm south of Dodge City, Kansas. As a child, he could frequently be found playing cowboys and Indians with Dennis Hopper in the Busley’s Grocery Store parking lot on Saturdays. After traveling the world for 30 years as a member of the United States Air Force he is finally putting some of those experiences down on paper. His writings explore all corners of the human psyche, from the blackest of black to the whitest of white intertwined with a deep red adrenalin rush running through his characters. His passion against injustice, stupidity and political correctness may be seen from time to time through his writings. He recently published Thumbs, a book of short stories involving the great adventure of Hitchhiking. He is currently working on a novel Shadow Of The Rainbow born from the aftermath of the Viet Nam War that will be released early next year.
The Making Of An Angel * by C. V. Schweitzer
Publication Date: 10/30/2012
Picture Book; $31.99; 46 pages; 978-1-4797-3502-0
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