She applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause, and reported the following:
What an interesting concept! Usually if a book hasn’t held my interest for the first chapter, I won’t make it to page 69, but of course there are exceptions.Learn more about the author and her work at Mignon Ballard's website.
Page 69 of Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause takes the reader to the beginning of Chapter Eight with an intriguing introduction involving threats, secrets and a desire to look over one’s shoulder. The reader goes directly from this to a crowded bus filled with servicemen on leave; mothers, babies, and young teacher, Charlie Carr, who is on her way to meet her young air cadet in training for a longed-for evening together. Although I didn’t plan it this way, I think this particular page plops the reader right in the middle of events that consumed the home front in 1943 – with a mystery thrown in for good measure!
My Book, The Movie: Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause.