Patty Wiseman - Author and Speaker

Patty Wiseman, author and speaker

Silver's Redemption

Past her prime? Or just getting started?

At 56, Silver Fellowes was living her dream. A great apartment, a decent social life, and a career she loved as a high-powered executive with an elite PR firm. 

 . . . until the day a 20-something bombshell replaced her. 

She finds refuge on her late father's abandoned ranch, some twenty miles west of Diamond Gulch, Texas. Under the starlit Texas sky, she struggles to regain the confidence she once possessed. 

Time heals the emotional bruising, but she fights the restless spirit urging her to rejoin the human race. 

Ash Ericcson—tall, blue-eyed, and younger than Silver—is captivated by her ageless beauty. 

Together with eclectic friends friends Rosalee and Smokes, Ash watches Silver take on a crooked deputy sheriff who is trying to steal her ranch. 

Patty Wiseman will have you cheering for the spirit of this woman who discovers that the power of age and experience always has the upper hand. 

Reviews

"The characters in this fascinating mystery / romance come to life on the pages as Mrs. Wiseman gives each of them a part to play.  I love the way Mrs. Wiseman wove the characters into the plot, letting some of them heal with Silver. I recommend this for everyone who enjoys mystery and romance with well-defined, interesting characters who overcome past problems and hardships."

"This is a tale about a mature woman tackling one of life’s unavoidable terms…getting older. Silver, (pretty name and great for the story) will realize her true worth is not in the circumstances of what society throws at her. I admired this strong woman’s sense of adventure and faith in the unknown. I also loved her sidekick, a mule she buys named Joey; a sweet touch to the tale.  A wonderful read with a solid moral of “you can’t keep a strong woman down no matter what life throws at her.” It will lift your spirits and encourage you to press on when your path grows dim and discouraging. Great job, author Patty Wiseman."

"I believe there are millions of women out in the world who will be able to relate to Silver Fellowes’ story. I should know because I’m one of them. Once a corporate high-flyer, confident, powerful, and in control—that is until Silver (and I) hit our fifties and for different reasons our lives fell apart. This dealt a huge blow to our self-confidence and we came away in shock, not quite knowing how to relate to such sudden and huge changes. Although I live in a different country and my experience has been different to Silver’s I feel as if I’ve been on a journey with her in this wonderful novel written by Patty Wiseman."

"A great read with a group of strong, lovable characters whose stories resonate to so many in today's world, especially the world of an older professional woman who has put true love at bay for her career for so long. As usual, Patty doesn't disappoint the reader with plot twists and unpredictable surprises. I was riveted to the screen to finish the story. Now that I have, I hope there is a sequel in the making. I'm willing to bet Silver and the people of Diamond Gulch have more tales to tell!"

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Silver's Redemption by Patty Wiseman

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Sample Chapter

Silver's Redemption — Chapter 1

Two ragtag coyotes crouched beyond the sun-bleached wooden fence waiting, ears tilted forward, wary, hungry, poised to take advantage.

Georgiana Fellowes, or Silver as her friends call her, fired a bolt-action rifle into the air to scare the mangy creatures off. The crack of the shot echoed for miles.

“Not this time fellas. Besides, you wouldn’t want Joey to get a hold of you,” she hollered after the fleeing critters. She turned back to the mule. “Time to lock you in for the night, ole friend. Those boys must be awful hungry if they’ve come to prey on you.”

She slid from the jagged boulder just in front of the dilapidated cabin deep in the West Texas Mountains. After watching the night sky emerge from the fading light as it did every evening, the sun gave up its abundance of vibrant colors in a final showdown of the most beautiful sunsets in the world, as if to say, ‘top that’!

She usually loved this dusky interim between day and night. For all its beauty and vainglorious efforts, the blue skies of Texas didn't compare with the unpretentious arrival of what is, for lack of a better word, the universe. In the most glorious sunset, the most beautiful blue skies, and the fluffy drifting of a white cloud, you only see as far as the blueness. But, when the night sky makes its graceful entrance, another dimension reveals itself.

Tonight, however, nothing moved her. The mountains didn’t erase the scenes embedded in her mind. The nightly vigil wore thin as she led Joey to the small weather-beaten barn and secured the rusty lock on the door. The barn needs paint. The door needs new hinges. After years of neglect a mountain of work faced her.

She was weary. Tired of the isolation, rationing food, and probably worst of all, the lack of companionship. More than once she kicked herself for making such a knee-jerk decision to give up and come to West Texas to find an abandoned silver mine on the land her father left her. The most discouraging part was, she hadn’t even found it yet. Days of bouncing along in the battered old jeep she procured in town left her discouraged. He didn’t leave her a map. Only something scribbled on a piece of paper that suggested the location. To the left of the camel rock. A rock shaped like a camel? What did it mean? Am I really such a failure, even at finding the mine?

The humiliation she suffered back East took a toll on an otherwise strong constitution. For a while, she pretended the age-related rebuff didn’t happen. Until she couldn’t anymore.

Fifty-six years old and they tell me I no longer fit the company image. All the while my replacement simpers beside Steve Walker with her flowing blonde hair, forty-two-inch implants, red stilettos, and a snarky smile on her unwrinkled face. So much for loyalty from my boss.

Silver packed up her office belongings that day and went home. Alone in the pent-house style apartment she purchased ten years ago, the carefully chosen décor did nothing to lift her spirits. If anything, it depressed her even more. Stainless steel kitchen, white cabinets, a hint of red in the flowers and hand towels. The living room was all white. Rugs, desk, sofa. What was she thinking? No personality. All of it suddenly meant nothing considering what she endured on her last day at that office. What had she worked for all these years? How did she arrive at this point in her life, alone and replaced by a younger woman?

Darkness fell, but she didn’t turn on the lights, instead, hid under a white blanket on the alabaster sofa.

Until morning.

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