~ Holly Schindler is a critically acclaimed author: Starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly, silver medal recipient in Foreword INDIES Book of the Year, IPPY Awards gold medal winner. ~
Christmas at Ruby's is a novella that inspired an ongoing holiday series.
Welcome to Ruby's, where the Christmas spirit is alive and well.
Ruby's Place (the classy family-friendly nightspot that once lit the night sky in the tiny fictional town of Sullivan, Missouri) is no more—closed for decades—but that doesn't keep those who once shared an eggnog or plate of homemade marshmallows from remembering the tinsel-wrapped moments Ruby's supplied come Christmas.
On a snowy holiday evening, feeling a bit down on her luck, a middle-aged Angela finds herself back at Ruby's, staring through its foggy, grimy window to remember the Christmases she spent there with her favorite aunt as a child. Could the best Christmas present of all simply be spending one last moment with that special loved one, in a place where memories were born?
At Ruby's, it seems, the "spirits" are not confined to just the dusty liquors behind the bar, and such a Christmas wish might not be made in vain.
The Ruby's Place Christmas Collection books in order:
Christmas at Ruby's
I Remember You
The Gift That Is Ruby's Place