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Ruby
     

Ruby

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by Mary Summer Rain
 

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When Sadie Brennan, a Maine antiques dealer, is called to her sister’s estate outside Chicago, she has no idea she’s being pulled into a web of mystery. She is there to help her eight-year-old niece, Savannah, who has entered a trauma-induced state of muteness. But once she arrives in town, Sadie finds herself continually crossing paths with an

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When Sadie Brennan, a Maine antiques dealer, is called to her sister’s estate outside Chicago, she has no idea she’s being pulled into a web of mystery. She is there to help her eight-year-old niece, Savannah, who has entered a trauma-induced state of muteness. But once she arrives in town, Sadie finds herself continually crossing paths with an intriguing bag lady named Ruby, and her life truly becomes a deepening odyssey filled with inexplicable events that verge on miracles and challenge her rationale. Drawn by an irresistible force, Sadie and Savannah are compelled to solve the puzzling enigma of the mysterious homeless woman. The growing collection of clues they gather from a museum, a colorful multi-cultural marketplace, a cathedral, the Chicago slums, and even a cemetery, coalesce into an awe-inspiring revelation of Ruby’s shining identity.
In this magical novel, Mary Summer Rain keeps her readers on the edge of their seats while leading them through a merry, page-turning adventure led by an old woman whose identity and purpose are initially unclear but who eventually proves to be someone far greater than anyone could ever imagine.
Whether Ruby is believed to be an eccentric old woman, an angel, a crazy lady, or someone far greater than these, she will most definitely stretch one’s idea of possibilities and carry the reader into a realm of thought extending far beyond the confines of the proverbial box.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013231948
Publisher:
Mary Summer Rain
Publication date:
10/06/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
392
File size:
503 KB

Meet the Author

Mary Summer Rain, naturalist philosopher and prolific writer, has touched generations of readers throughout her long career. She is best known for her lyrical style and unique talent for bringing clarity to complex subject matters. Spanning decades, her insightful writings on nature, future predictions, feminine spirituality, and dream symbolism continue to inspire readers from all walks of life. She was featured on the first NBC television special Ancient Prophecies and her novel Ruby was a finalist for the New Age Retailers 2005 Narcissus Award.
Mary lives with her long-time companion in the high Rocky Mountains. After being burned out of their house in 2005, they worked to make it a home again. Currently their woodland cabin is shared with three puppy mill rescue dogs, a Husky, and Merlin, a crow that she saved after a hawk dropped the featherless nestling by her garden gate. The author is an avid reader, makes scented candles, spends contemplative time in the woods, and is currently working on a new literary project.

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Ruby 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Bruin2 More than 1 year ago
I was captivated by the characters and the unique storyline of this book. As with many of Mary Summer Rain¿s works I feel comforted and inspired by the adventure. Another beautiful book from a talented writer.
contact1 More than 1 year ago
From the moment the story begins, the reader is held in Mary's tightly woven web of drama, intrigue and spiritual insights. Her use of descriptive writing paints vivid and realistic images of scenery utilizing all the senses. From the quaint, picturesque town in Maine to the busy bustle of Chicago, images come alive with emotion and depth. The reader is pulled into the lives of the characters as the story's mystery unfolds. In Mary's usual fashion, she carries the reader into the lives of characters who mirror to us our own inner questions and feelings as they journey in their search for truth. Sometimes the truth is right under our nose - or found while sitting on a park bench. Sometimes the truth lies in a child's laughter- or in the back alley-way. Mary's characters touch the hearts of all, and reflect the passion and love within all of us. Within this book, there is never a dull moment and never a moment where hope is not found. "Ruby" will touch your heart and soul and open your eyes to an even greater depth of spiritual knowingness. Second best to reading this book would be to see it played out in a movie! This book is filled with humor, spiritual insights, compassion and truth. I have read all of Mary's books, and this one is, without a doubt, the best one yet! Thank you Mary for giving us one more piece of the puzzle of life!
rokinrev 8 months ago
[ This book was a gift, it was written in 2005] "One day at a time. I'll take it one day at a time. After all,who am I to argue with God?" Sadie Brennan's life in Maine has literally fallen apart. Her longtime relationship has deteriorated to the point he left for Alaska. And then, she got a cryptic note from her widowed sister requesting she return home to help with her niece who has gone mute from the trauma she still feels after surviving a crash that killed her father. Mira is pleading for her help, and after she sets things to rights so her antiques business is safe in the hands of her best friend, she travels halfway across the country to help find the key to unlock the door and bring her favorite niece Savannah back to them. On her way through the City, she spots a homeless person who carefully watches her as she drives past. Little does Sadie know how much that first encounter with Ruby will change all of their lives. I was so happy to find a Mary Summer Rain book after all these years. Known for her books on metaphysical issues, Summer Rain became a staple for me in the late 80s while I was in seminary, and I own most of her work. She makes me cry because she touches parts of me still living with past pain and heartache. Don't get me wrong, it's not a "mushy" book. The author confronts real issues in the world, she always has even 20+ books ago. She simply approaches them on a grounded level, truly teaching esoteric concepts in what is still a basic wonderful story. Highly recommended
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book arrived within a few days. The condition of the book was excellent. I would use and recommend this seller again!