I thought Prudence got the best of Ruth – The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

June 17, 2016 #fridayfiction 1

The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

Series: Wyattsville Series, Book 4
Genre: Literary Fiction
ISBN: 9780996921442
“I have heard it said that a man who cries is spineless, a weakling not worthy of his salt, but this I can tell you, a man who has never shed a tear has not yet learned to love..."


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Revenge, death, deception… These are the things Cyrus Dodd has to overcome if he is to give Ruth the life he’s promised her. The problem is he’s got a prideful nature and when a seemingly innocuous argument leads to a bitter feud with his neighbor, his life changes forever. The plans he has falls by the wayside and before he finds a way to fix it, he comes to understand the meaning of regret.
In this early twentieth century family saga, two men come up against each other—both are iron-willed and stubborn. One will lose his farm; the other will lose his family. In a tale of betrayal, murder and revenge two West Virginia farmers will discover that being right does not necessarily mean being happy.
Believing he has lost everything Cyrus Dodd is forced to start over. He promises Ruth that this time it will be better, but the truth is he doesn’t know if it’s a promise he can keep.

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I thought Prudence got the best of Ruth – The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

Sometimes when I’d see Ruth sitting with Prudence, laughing and talking the way we used to when we were back on the farm, I’d feel jealous of what they had. I thought Prudence got the best of Ruth and I got what was left over.

Now I regret ever thinking such a thing. The truth is Prudence gave me the best of Ruth, she gave me back the happy life-loving woman I married and I owe her for that. If it wasn’t for her, Ruth might never have made it through those last few months of carrying Joy.

I should have told Prudence these things when I had a chance, now it’s too late.  She’s gone and all I can do is regret that I didn’t tell her.

One Response to “I thought Prudence got the best of Ruth – The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd”

  1. agnes.shapiro@yahoo.com'

    Agnes Shapiro

    Every book gets better and better…Life as it should be, despite the hard time….filled with love and caring people….not sure if it was intentional but there was even a character named after me….always love going back to Wyattsville.

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