I LOVED Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale by Lynda Rutledge. I discovered this book on the New Fiction shelf at our library and decided to give it a try based on the fact that the author is a Texan. A former resident myself, I have always loved the way Texans have of telling a good story.
This novel is about a wealthy woman with Alzheimer’s who wakes in the night to the voice of God directing her to sell all her worldly possessions on the last day of the Millennium. The saying “everything’s big in Texas” holds true for the main character Faith’s home and its contents of priceless antiques. Believing it is her last day on earth, Faith pays local boys to drag her belongings out on the lawn and chaos ensues.
This is the author’s first novel and I commend her on a job well done! The story flows like a river at high tide and is populated with believable, well-developed characters. I just loved it and hope to see more from Rutledge in the future. It’s a wonderful book!