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Talebearers Podcast: The Ruby Necklace by Price McNaughton Episode One

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The Ruby Necklace

The Ruby Necklace is a short story that I wrote specifically for a mini-mystery compendium along with three other authors. Though it is an older work of mine, I decided to rerelease it as a series of podcast episodes.

If you enjoy the series, it is available for sale at amazon.com as both a short story and as part of a compendium of short stories along with three other very talented authors.


The Ruby Necklace

While working as a caterer at a local jewelry store’s Valentine’s Day party, Cara expects the night to be like any other, but it does not go quite as planned. When one of the contest entries, a ruby necklace, goes missing, Cara finds herself thrust into a mystery. To make matters worse, her longtime crush, Rick, could be blamed. With only an hour to solve the mystery, will she be able to find the necklace in time?

The Ruby Necklace is a short story (approx. 10,500 words). It is also available for sale on amazon.com in the Valentine’s Day Mini-Mystery Compendium (The Holiday Collection) along with three other Valentine’s day mini-mysteries.


About the Author:

Price McNaughton was born and raised in a small town in Tennessee. A childhood steeped in the stories and legends of her ancestors as well as the Southern way of life led her to carry on the tradition and become a storyteller herself. After years of traveling, she returned to her roots and devoted herself to her first love, writing mysteries. She is the author of A Vision of Murder and Murder is Ugly.


Let Them Eat Cake

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The scent of fresh-baked bread, cookies and cakes seemed to actually waft through the air as I read this book. The descriptions of the food pushed me to starving at times, and I wished in vain for pain au chocolate on more than one occasion. A plus to this book is the fact that recipes were included for several of the food items described. I hope to experiment soon!
While Christian based, I did not find it overbearing, and I actually enjoyed it. The main theme that I was able to draw from it is that a path may be perfectly clear and ready for us at times that we are unable to see, and sometimes it is best to have faith. Reorganizing your mind to what life actually is, or could be, instead of the way you thought it would be is a great (and universal) message for youth today and it certainly appealed to me. In my opinion, this book would be perfect for a church group, both old and young, for different reasons.
For the young, it contains a great message of opening your mind to possibilities for the future; the fact that plans (even life plans) change and things usually work out. For the older generation, especially parents, the message I drew from it was that sometimes you must have faith in your children. What you want for them may not always be best or (if you are religious) God’s plan for them. It is also a great book in general. I loved the French quotes at the beginning of every chapter as well as the integration of French language into the text. In short, it is a good, clean, and enjoyable light read.

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