CONTEMPORARY FICTION: The Butler Did It
Have you ever said something like, "If only I were rich..." or "If only I were successful..." implying that what you have can't make you happy, but rather it's what you want? Life tends to teach you that happiness is more an internal rather than an external goal. At some point along this walk, we have to stop looking with longing towards what we don't have and appreciate what we've got.
I explore this concept in The Butler Did It, giving a majority of my characters money and power and yet none of them are happy: one is angry, one is regretful, and one is lonely. Factoring in a vibrant faith begins a transformation that spreads ... with twists, turns, and humor. Who ever thought that being sneaky, shifty, and annoying are fruits of the Spirit?
No one is ever completely what he or
she appears …
Adam LeGrande, computer genius and billionaire, is drifting through the drudgery of his life. The highlights of his day revolve around verbal sparing matches with his annoying and shifty butler and refining his skill at “strategic alienation”. But hey, what’s a cynical man to do?
Just about everything Kathryn McFadden touches business-wise turns to gold. Which is just as well, because the personal side of her life is as vibrant as a burned out forest. And, no thank you, she does not want to discuss what area of her life needs the most prayer.
Miles Bishop is butler, chef, chauffeur and personal assistant to Adam LeGrande. Always available with a cup of tea or a bitingly sarcastic observation. Which begs the question: If nothing is as it appears, what’s he hiding?
The Butler Did It illustrates the wonderful truth that through God’s love and grace we can become new people – no matter what we hide deep down inside.