The Good Samaritan by RC Boldt is available now!
- “A thought-provoking and powerful romance between a man who lost his soul and the woman who brought him back to life.”
- –Kate Stewart, Best Selling Author
The biggest story of her life is the one he wants to hide.
I’m homeless by choice.
I have no intention of returning to my former life after what I’ve done.
This—living among the filth and discarded remnants of others—is what I deserve.
As atonement for my sins, I give back; I help those who cannot help themselves. But it’s always under the guise of anonymity.
Newspaper headlines throughout the city are clamoring to discover my identity. Including the beautiful woman who manages to see through my “armor.”
She has the capability to put my entire life at risk.
About the Author:
RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.
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5 million stars
I found my favorite book in the first week of January – it has been replaced by The Good Samaritan.
Jude is homeless by choice. It’s clear that he’s suffered a tragedy from the beginning. I couldn’t wait to read what that was and man – I was not at all disappointed. Faith is a woman who had a very tough upbringing and is now a journalist with the Vindicate, a Cleveland newspaper. (Can I also add how refreshing it was that this book was set in Cleveland?)
There’s a good Samaritan in Cleveland doing nice things for people. They are making headlines. Faith is a reporter who is assigned to finding the identity of the good Samaritan – who clearly wants to remain anonymous. One night, Faith runs out of gas in a seedy area of town, and Jude comes to her rescue. Then again, he saves her. Thus begins the beginning of their friendship.
Faith is extremely close to her parish priest, Father James. He’s more of a father to her than a priest and he considers her a daughter. He runs a homeless shelter at his parish, which is how he meets Jude. Father James and Jude also embark on a beautiful journey.
I can’t give too much away, but there are a plethora of amazing characters in this book. Max, Faith’s roommate. Pauline, Jude’s friend. Kane, Jude’s cousin. The list goes on and on.
This book is unlike any other I have read in a long time. It’s a story of survival, redemption and second chances. It’s also a love story, and a beautiful testament (and quite accurate) to the homeless community. I’ve worked in a homeless shelter, with people trying to make ends meet, making minimum wage that doesn’t pay rent. They are stigmatized as drug users and losers, when in most cases, that is just not true. I felt the author beautifully portrayed the homeless and her writing felt very authentic.
What sucks you in and keeps you engaged though, are the amazingly beautiful characters in this story. You are pulling for Faith; you’re dying to know what Jude’s secret it, and there are some unexpected surprises.
I cannot praise this book enough. It was so wonderfully written and such a unique story. I would highly recommend this story to anyone. Please read this. You won’t regret it.