From Rag to Riches: A Novel featuring Romance, Drama

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Author Jennie Ross features romance, adventure and family drama in new book

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RENO, Nev. (March 20, 2017) – Imagine if, one day, life drastically changed and suddenly, being extremely wealthy is the new norm. This is the focal point of “The Wrong Side of the Blanket,” a new novel from Reno-based author Jennie Gilbert Ross.

‘Blanket’ follows Manuel, a young man living contently in Mexico with his mother, a peasant. His father, whose identity is unknown to Manuel, is a wealthy land owner. Because of the life differences, the relationship between Manuel’s parents is strictly forbidden. The identity of his father is unknown to Manuel until his mother’s death. Once he discovers who his father is, he also discovers an entirely new life. From there, Manuel struggles to combine the two parts of his life into one.

Ross was inspired to write ‘Blanket’ after visiting Mexico, both old towns and new. She became acquainted with several people, both of wealth and poverty. In addition to being a fan of history, Ross began writing.

“I am fascinated by the details of class differences and the way of life in the past,” Ross said. “I am hoping people will be touched by this story.”

“Jennie Gilbert Ross has a way of bringing characters and scenes to life,” a reviewer wrote in a five-star review of “The Wrong Side of the Blanket.” “This book makes you feel like you are there.”

A powerful rag to riches story, “The Wrong Side of the Blanket” follows one young man as he struggles to incorporate his new life into his old.

“The Wrong Side of the Blanket”
By Jennie Gilbert Ross
ISBN: 978-1-48084-135-2 (hardcover); 978-1-48084-134-5 (softcover); 978-1-48084-136-9 (electronic)
Available at Archway Publishing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
Jennie Gilbert Ross is a self-published author of more than three books. Ross currently lives in Reno, Nev. with her husband, two dogs and two horses.

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