"Deep character study"
Angry with Sam since he divorced her after three decades
of marriage to move in with a younger chick, leaving her
with a run down house and two teens, Certified Nurse
Assistant Sally Cox also hates her work at the Walnut
Hills Nursing Center. She detests the patients and the
staff though she likes nonagenarian dementia victim Elsie
Rigsby even when the elderly woman loses her touch with
During a seemingly lucid moment, Mrs. Rigsby informs Sally
that she has stashed away from her avaricious family a
fraudulent fortune. She wants Sally to distribute the
money to worthy people in need. Sally promises to do so,
but the temptation to use the money to get out of her own
debt is overwhelming. Yet her conscience tells her to do
the good deed and trust that God will take care of her
woes though with the setbacks in her personal life, Sally
has lost faith. Which path will she take especially when
a snake offers her the easy road?
Although some readers will believe that the POOR MRS.
RIGSBY is a naive look at money, Kathy Herman provides a
deep character study that focuses on faith and greed. The
story line follows Sally as she feels like a failed female
Job with a temptation that could solve much of her woes.
Ms. Herman makes a case in an age of fiscal abuse and
irresponsibility by those in power in Wall St and DC that
money is not the root of evil; spinning the NRA contention
that "guns don't kill, people kill", people's attitude
turns money into a weapon of destruction.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 5, 2004