Runaway Ray

A Novel Inspired by True Events

by Lorena Weaver



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/22/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 326
ISBN : 9781532036262
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 326
ISBN : 9781532036286
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 326
ISBN : 9781532036279

About the Book

It is 1904 as Jay and Anna Titus anxiously await the arrival of their first child. But when Jay dies unexpectedly while Anna is six months pregnant, the eighteen-year-old widow is beside herself with grief. Nearly three months later and after hours of grueling labor, she gives birth to Evan Raymond Titus. Sadly, he will never know his father. Anna, who is desperate to find a father for her son, eventually marries Benjamin Wyatt when Evan is two. It soon becomes evident that her husband will never accept Evan as part of the family. While Anna does her best to protect Evan from Ben’s cruelty, the boy learns about farming and dreams of a better life. After he is finally led from Idaho to a new beginning in Los Angeles when he is twenty-one, Evan makes an impulsive decision that sets off a chain of events that will impact many—now and in the future—and haunt him forever. In this novel inspired by true events, a man struggling to move past a horrific childhood is overwhelmed by guilt, secrets, and lies with the power to change the course of his life.

About the Author

Lorena Weaver was an IT professional who started her career as a programmer and worked her way up through the ranks to eventually become a chief information officer. She has a bachelor’s degree in business with a focus on computer science from Metropolitan State University. Lorena was a lifelong Minnesota resident until moving to New Jersey to pursue her career. She and her husband, Jon, have two children and three grandchildren. Now retired, Lorena lives in Florida. Runaway Ray is her first novel.