THE VELVET SHOE COLLECTION

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unlikelyRuth Squire is a seventeen year old woman trying to make sense of the world in 1929. Headstrong and defiant, she tries to live the highlife and find her own path as an independent woman. Her parents have other ideas to keep her out of trouble, but their secret past almost derails the future.

Three lives intertwine through the worlds of high society, middle class life, and organized crime, culminating in an engagement, a kidnapping, a misunderstanding… and a murder.

“What an intriguing story! A real page turner and look into romance in the 1920s from the perspective if a rebellious teen-age girl. No wonder Patty Wiseman is the First Place Winner for Romance Writers. Get this one now if you like a book you can’t put down.”



Seventeen year old Ruth Squire’s fiancé disappears on the day of their wedding and it’s up to her to find him. One clue is all she has—a blue feather– and it leads her down to the dangerous part of the city, the docks.

The risk for her is enormous as she disguises herself as a jazz singer in a seedy nightclub run by the mob, but she is the only one who can save him. Or will she put them both deeper in danger?

“The reader is seamlessly pulled into this story which is set in mob-ridden Detroit, Michigan, in 1929.”

A train wreck threatens her future.

A long kept secret threatens her past.

Just when Ruth Squire begins to feel safe, the terror begins again. One moment in time, on what should be the happiest day of her life, changes everything. Does she have the strength to fight the chain reaction that finally reveals a shocking secret?


“If you’ve ever read a book that touched all of your senses, then you’ll know what I mean. Bring a box of tissues and a lot of coffee, you’re going to be up late reading because you can’t stop.”