When a traveling salesman mysteriously appears in smalltown Ebb, Nebr., he quickly settles in at Wilma Porter's Come Again B&B and sets about solving all the problems plaguing Ebb's small social circle in this chatty, earnest novel. While no one fully believes that the impeccably dressed Vernon Moore has truly come to sell games of chance (there are no prospective buyers, for one thing), they are eager to keep him around for excitement and advice. Through a series of conversations over Wilma's down-home cooking, and at Calvin Millet's Department Store-a family establishment fast falling prey to bankruptcy and Wal-Mart takeover-Mr. Moore pitches philosophy and faith to Ebb's residents.
Wilma Porter owns the local bed and breakfast called Come-Again. She has been praying for a miracle for one of the youngest residents of town who is very sick with an unknown disease. Her daughter Mona's marriage is falling apart. She gets help in the strangest way. Vernon Moore, a traveling salesman, who comes to town selling games of chance. Although its been 30 years since anyone has even seen a traveling salesman and he sure doesn't dress like one, Vernon changes the lives of several people in town.
Although slightly religious, several references to god and an afterlife, you wouldn't call this christian fiction. There are several times you will be laughing out loud with some of the things people say. The ladies in this town are great.
I think anyone who enjoyed Fannie Flaggs book "Can't wait to get to heaven" would probably enjoy this series. This is the first book in this series.
Great beach or vacation book