Healing Ruby

Healing Ruby

by Jennifer H. Westall

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Overview

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen..." 

Ruby Graves, a young girl in Depression-era Alabama, faces the hardships of poverty and loss with as much faith as she can muster. At only the age of thirteen, she’s already lost a younger brother to illness, and now faces losing both her father and the boy who’s stealing her heart to illnesses as well. Armed with her beloved Scriptures, she prays daily for their healing, only to have her tender faith shattered by her father’s death. 

Through her pain, she’s able to connect with her long-lost Uncle Asa, whose mere presence at his brother’s funeral brings murmurs of a scandalous past involving her parents and a prominent local pastor, Irwin Cass. When Ruby discovers that one of Asa’s many secrets is an ability to heal, and that she may be next in line for the “gift,” she vows to find the faith that has eluded her so far, a faith that could mean never losing loved ones again. 

But faith and doubt can’t reside in the same heart, not according to her father, and doubt is Ruby’s constant companion. As she struggles to find the true meaning of faith, she’s opposed at every turn by the pastor who would see her family destroyed and a community that can’t see deeper than the color of one’s skin. Through her search for a faith that could move mountains and a true understanding of her gift, can Ruby trust in a God that may require the ultimate sacrifice?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152664973
Publisher: Jennifer H. Westall
Publication date: 11/09/2015
Series: Healing Ruby , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 170,218
File size: 1 MB

Customer Reviews

Healing Ruby: A Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get ready to see the world through the eyes of 14 year old Ruby. You will cheer her on and be inspired by her faith in action despite the most challenging circumstances. I thoroughly enjoyed every page and look forward to see how Ruby's story unfolds in the upcoming series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Congratulations on a superb book! This story is of a young girl in the south during the depression and how she struggles with death, poverty, racism, bigotry and understanding her unique spiritual connections. The social, economic, healthcare and religious mileau of this time period are well researched and developed. It is so refreshing to read a book that does not depend on pornographic descriptions and actions to attract readers and has real depth to it. I look forward to reading the rest of this series.
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book! The difference between the times then to what we live now you can feel as you read this book. Once you start reading this book be prepared to have a hard time to put it down! Well written and well balanced characters. You will escape into another time! *Received for an honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Faith & compassion. The world needs more of it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would give a ten star rating if possible. I have read all 4 books and they were all amazing. He characters in the book came to life for me and I felt like I knew them. Their faith was amazing and helped strength mine. When I read the last word of the last book I was SO depressed. I highly recommend this series! Hats off to the author. Well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ruby is an amazing young lady living through rough times and still continuing to have faith in God and do good works in His name.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The struggles Ruby faces while she strives to serve God in the face of criticism and rejection are familiar and timeless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ruby truly had an amazing gift!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good reading, exciting, makes one think and not take for granted what. God can and does do!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book and it was very interesting how the author handled all aspects of the spiritual and family relationships. Never predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The pages came to life for me, as I too struggle to understand what God wants for me. I will definitely read again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This first book of the series keep me wanting more. Ruby grows in faith, the work she does with her uncle for Matthew draws you in because it is so well written. Throughout the book I cried and couldn't put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm hooked from the beginning. A great story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heartwarming story, you wont want to put it down, i didnt
Dizneyfreek More than 1 year ago
AWFUL!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautiful depiction of someone allowing God to use them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put down, such a good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cannot wait to read the second book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, well written and I would recommend it. Although "religion" is in this book, it didnt bother me as the main character's story could not have been told without it. The story, plot and characters really were the main focus. If you dont like bible quotes, then just skim over them as I did, but DO read this. Good depiction of how life was back in the 30's in the southern U.S.
Cricket1941 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! The writing style is wonderfully simplistic and makes following the story easy, even though many changes and twists in the storyline continued throughout the book. I could hardly put this book down! Mrs. west hall is a great story teller !!
Cindi_A More than 1 year ago
Such a wonderful novel. Very refreshing writing style that is like poetry - smooth and heartfelt. I had no idea what to expect as I don't typically read the back cover blurb as some give too much of the story away. The characters of this book come to life as the author takes us back to the Great Depression. We follow Ruby Graves and her family as they face extremely tough times. So much heartache and loss strikes Ruby and her struggles are real. Fortunately, she is a strong teen that has a faith that was instilled by her father. There is so much I would love to comment on regarding how much I enjoyed specific aspects of the story, but I don't want to spoil any of it by giving away any details. I will say, that if you enjoy the Depression era, you will want to read this novel. Just a word of warning - you won't want to put it down for a minute. It's a super read! I received a copy of Healing Ruby from the author. I was not required to write a review. These are my honest feelings about this terrific book therefore am honored to highly recommend this novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed