Book Brief: A Wedding In Ruby Lake

A Wedding In Ruby Lake
by Sherrill Willis
Genre: Romance/Family Saga/Humor
93,283 words

Humor and realism are alive in the long-awaited sequel to Ruby Lake. Author Sherrill Willis takes us deeper into the lives of the inhabitants of the small town nestled in northern Wisconsin, where long-held secrets and hidden motivations are uncovered.

A Wedding in Ruby Lake finds Sydney Myers and Zeke Greyson planning the perfect wedding, only to receive several unexpected, but not unwanted, houseguests. Illana Garet, Sydney’s city-savvy best friend, decides to come rather unexpectedly as does Zeke’s friend Tyler Shepard. They both arrive just in time to be embroiled into a new threat which proves to be far more dangerous than anyone at first had believed. Join the Ruby Lake gang as they find out, mostly the hard way, that sometimes walls need to be torn down in order for a better foundation to be built.

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Sherrill, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
Since I’m writing a series, I knew I wanted “Ruby Lake” to be in the title and since the whole book pretty much revolves around the wedding for Zeke and Sydney, it was pretty easy. I haven’t a clue what the title of the next one will be yet.

Who was your favorite character and why?
I guess it would be Annie since I made her fairly complex. In Ruby Lake, I made her the antagonist – which was very fun to write – and in A Wedding in Ruby Lake, I revealed what makes her tick and turned her into a protagonist, which was a challenge.

Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
In each of my books I examine some different social issues and try to write them so they are looked at in a more understanding light. Such as, domestic abuse, drug addiction and childhood molest. Issues that are still not talked about openly are the ones I want to put out there.

What would/could a reader or reviewer say about your writing that shows they “get” you as an author?
When they tell me I take them through the whole gamut of emotions. I love hearing what parts make people laugh, or cry, or in some cases shake their fist at the book.

Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:
I felt like I was among family every time I turned on my Kindle, and I did not want to finish the book. Sherrill is one of my new favorite authors and I rank her right up there with Nora Roberts, and LaVyrle Spencer, whose writing I dearly miss!

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8 thoughts on “Book Brief: A Wedding In Ruby Lake”

  1. Great interview of a wonderful author! I thoroughly enjoyed A Wedding in Ruby Lake…didn’t realize it was part of a series until I’d almost finished…now I’ve got to read Ruby Lake…can’t wait!

  2. Both Ruby Lake, and A Wedding in Ruby Lake are wonderful books! You will literally laugh out loud, shed a tear or three, and want to throttle someone! The characters are so real, you will feel like they are your own friends. The quirky ladies at the coffee shop made me wish I was sitting there with them, latte in hand! I cannot wait until the third book!

  3. Love this Series!!!!!!! The first book got me hooked and the second book was a whole ‘nother high. Sherrill is one of my best friends in the world and when I read these books it gives me an amazing insight into the very soul of a very beautiful person!!! She has created rich characters that are three dimensional and have layers upon layers that you have so much fun seeing them being peeled away during the telling of the stories. I am a full time college student and at the time that the second book came out was also working full time, I recently took a step back to part time so that I could finish the second book!!!!! It was soooo worth the pay decrease!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sherrill you are an inspiration!

  4. Thank you all so much, it is a thrill and very gratifying to know my books have touched readers! Shannon, you are the inspiration, I know who you live with! Thanks again, and I’m hard at work on Book 3. I hope you like that one just as much.

  5. Ruby Lake and A Wedding in Ruby Lake are so full of emotions , you’re laughing one moment and tearing up the next ~ and it’s like the author knows she’s going to connect with her readers in her series ,because we all see ourselves in those characters or we have a friend/family member who resembles a character in the book ~ she sucks you right in !!! I truly LOVE her work !! and I can’t wait for book 3 !!!

  6. Great interview! I enjoyed both of Sherrill’s books because the people (notice I didn’t say ‘characters’) seem so real. Sherrill seems to be able to pull the reader into the story in such a skillful way that they feel like they are part of the extended family she’s created.

  7. If you read Ruby Lake then you must read A Wedding in Ruby Lake. Sydey’s return to Ruby Lake puts her life in danger. Do Sydney and Annie ever become friends. Learn what Illana’s dark secret is that prevents her from having a committed relationship. This book leaves you begging for more. I have already read so many times now that I can’t count since I got it and highly recommend it.

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