Nursing assistant Sally Cox is about as happy to be at Walnut Hills Nursing Center as the patients are---but it's either work or starve since her divorce. When Elsie Rigsby reveals the whereabouts of cash she's hiding from her greedy family, Sally promises to give it to the needy. But will Sally keep the money for herself when the elderly woman dies unexpectedly? 320 pages, softcover from Multnomah.
CNA Sally Cox is about as happy to be at Walnut Hills Nursing Center as the patients are. But its work or starve, now that her husband has found a younger companion. Sallys new crowd skews toward the elderlyninety-year-old Elsie Rigsby, for instance, whose dementia comes and goes with her gold-digging son and grandsons visits. Elsies not going to tell those vultures where she stashed her money. Still, shes not getting any younger, and someone besides her needs to know. Three deaths later, is anyone watching Sally?The love of money…
Poor Mrs. Rigsby gets so confused. But shes Sally Coxs favorite patient at Walnut Hills Nursing Center . Its too bad her only relatives are her insensitive son, Harry, whos always badgering her about money, and a charming but unreliable grandson.
…is a root…
Harry Rigsby is retired, but these years arent exactly golden for him. Hes been reduced to eating ketchup sandwiches when his Social Security check doesnt stretch to cover the whole month. It just isnt fair. He has long suspected his mother of rat-holing money, but she wont admit it. Trouble is, if he doesnt find out before her mind goes, hell never see a penny of it.
…of all kinds of evil.
Sally Cox is drowning in debt and resentful that her job at the nursing home doesnt pay enough. When Mrs. Rigsby tells her and a coworker that shes hidden money from her greedy son, the coworker devises the perfect scheme to end Sallys financial woesand opens a door to something evil!
Poor Mrs. Rigsby explores the pitfalls of financial worry, the wages of greed, and the God who has promised to be a refuge from both.
Story Behind the Book
Ive been dismayed by the financial abuse of people in powercorporate CEOs, trusted religious leaders, and even heads of householdswhose mismanagement and greed have inflicted hardship on many a victim. But I wrote Poor Mrs. Rigsby to show what can happen when victims justify using dishonest means in an effort to regain control of their financial ture. Its my hope that this story will challenge believers to take an honest look at where they draw the line between their own striving for financial purityand trusting God to provide what they need.