The Maters’ Series is about mavericks, female mavericks. Born before women could vote, Ida, Lottie, Renie, Ora Sue and her sister Maribell, define the word independent. They don’t wait for a man or the government to tell them what they can do. What ever they want to do, they do, exercising their own personal freedom and by example, teaching us to do the same. They are loosely based on my aunt Lottie, my aunt Ida and my grandma Renie, the women whose shoulders upon which I stand. The protagonists in Tater’s Maters of Hootenanny Flats, Book 1, they are the nosy, supportive characters in the subsequent books in the series, Resurrection Rose, Book 2 and Final Entry, Book 3.
Resurrection Rose Book 2 The Maters Series by V.M. Franck
Unbeknownst to Bethanie, a portrait artist, she paints people back to life. Dismayed and alarmed, attempting to make sense of her talent, Bethanie runs into her former lover, Gabe, a man working on a project to clean the trash (islands of flotsam) out of the ocean in hopes of extending life on the planet. Risking further heartache she resurrects their once forbidden love…along with his deceased grandfather. She and Gabe catch Gramps fooling around with Lottie, who happens to be one of Bethanie’s relatives-one of Tater’s Maters from Book 1 in the Maters’ Series. Tackling the resulting fiascos, she is propelled into a world peopled with nosy, old dead women (Tater’s Maters) who are on a mission to help her whether she likes it or not.