Dicky's a Godless soul and he likes it that way. He scrapes out a living in his undergound world of The Colony by stealing scraps and cheating the automated systems. But even a Thief has a conscience, so when Dicky sees a kid in trouble, instincts propel him into action. The Kid introduces Dicky to a world he never knew existed—and a woman he could only imagine in his wildest dreams.
Leah hasn’t got much of a life in The Colony because conformance to the rules has never been her forte—as her family has pointed out at every turn. Her only escape has been helping to care for Itzick, the sole surviving son of an important elderly couple. Itzick is far more than just the end of a family line, though, and Leah is one of the few who knows the truth about the Kid.
When another cave-in brings the walls crashing down, Leah’s own brother disowns her as dead weight and she finally decides she’s had enough, to. But she can’t leave without Itzick. The Kid’s been taken in by a Thief, so Leah must enter a world she’d only seen from a distance and come out again without losing her heart to a lost soul named Dicky.
Sarah R. Yoffa is a Mechanical Engineer and has been an actual Rocket Scientist but her first love is writing. She abandoned a career in IT Management to pursue a career in publishing just as the Digital Publishing Age was dawning.
Sarah was raised in a traditional Jewish home but left organized religion behind for most of her adult life. In a miraculous stroke of Divine Intervention, Sarah was led back to God and her Jewish roots by Evangelical Christians at the Faith Fellowship Church (EFCA) in central Florida. She didn’t convert but learned from them how to have a personal relationship with God. Her Jewish God.
In the late 1990s, Sarah simultaneously attended both Faith Fellowship and Chabad of the Space Coast, rediscovering what it meant to be Jewish--and sharing that knowledge through Bible study classes in both congregations! By communicating between the two, Sarah was like a “bridge” between them, translating what words cannot convey. Sarah continues to connect with believers of all faiths--and non-believers who seek answers.
Sarah made Aliyah (emigrated to Israel) in 1999, and it was the best decision she ever made! Unfortunately, the financial collapse in the wake of 9/11 necessitated her return to the U.S. Sarah’s dream is to return to The Land and retire in Arad, Israel, where she can get up to have a cup of coffee with God in the Holy Desert and write all day--except, of course, on Shabbat!read more