Ring Theory

Rated 4.00/5 based on 2 reviews
One spring day, while hoeing a neglected country garden, a new-from-the-city hobby farmer finds an engagement ring encircling the green finger of an emerging asparagus shoot. This rural tale--at times whimsical, and at times poignant--presents some of the theories on how the ring got there, while tracing the evolution of family. More
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About Shaun J. McLaughlin

Shaun J. McLaughlin has published two history books on the Patriot War of 1838 and two historical fiction novels: the award-winning novel, Counter Currents and its sequel, Dark Southern Sun. All books are available as ebooks and paperbacks. Shaun maintains two history blogs: one on the Patriot War and other 19-century Canadian/American border clashes (Raiders and Rebels); and, one on William Johnston, the Thousand Islands legend (Pirate Bill Johnston). A researcher, journalist and technical writer for over thirty years, with a master’s degree in journalism, Shaun lives on a hobby farm in Eastern Ontario. Now a semiretired freelance writer, he focuses on fiction and nonfiction writing projects.

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Review by: Penelope Merrell on Sep. 11, 2013 :
Smashwords is a great place to find shorter story fiction. Enjoyed this one in the way the parts were fitted.
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Review by: Dave Burns on Sep. 12, 2012 :
"One spring day, while hoeing an old asparagus patch, a new-from-the-city hobby farmer found an engagement ring encircling the green finger of an emerging shoot. The rural locals agree that much of the story is true. Their theories vary on how the ring got there."
Ring Theory is a well told rural tale told in four distinct section. Each piece - while telling expounding on a possibly theory regarding the ring - ends up revealing more about the union and inevitable dissolution within this four character family.
Very charming... very poignant.
Dave Burns - Author of:
The Movement: A Children's Story for Grown-ups
The Movement: Revisited
Edem's Flight
The Movement: Concluded - A Complete Anthology of All 3 Works
Upcoming Novel: Pieces of Me
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