By Ruth Ann Dell
Some years ago my mother inherited the contents of a farmhouse in England. She found the antique brooch in the photo below in the old Devonshire house and, much to my delight, she gave it to me.
Abigail, my geocaching character whom I wrote about in a previous blog, informed me that she'd love to have the brooch. I don't know if other writers have this problem, but sometimes my characters can be very demanding! However, after some thought, I agreed to give it to her. I'd recently read a blog post by C.S. Lakin about using symbols and motifs in a book, and the brooch would be the perfect symbol for Abigail's quest to find God.
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