- Hardcover: 225 pages
- Publisher: St Martin's Press (19 Nov. 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312195532
- ISBN-13: 978-0312195533
- Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.7 x 2.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,444,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Ruby Hardcover – 19 Nov 1998
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Ruby is the story of a young widow, still grieving for her husband, who takes in a young pregnant teenager. They're conflict of course as they each have different needs. And the conclusion is satisfying, if not perfect.
The book does have some faults. I would have liked to see just a few less scenes about the past marriage because the story was really very much in the present.
But it is an easy book to read -- a mere 225 pages, and it moves quickly. The characters are real and they drive the plot. And I was drawn into the story and held there for the well-crafted story.
Olivia decides that the best thing for everyone is for her to adopt Ruby's baby. But will Ruby keep her word? Even tho she's only 15, there are times when she seems to think that it will be possible for her to keep her baby.
Their relationship goes through many stages from the distrust in the beginning to true friendship at the end. It is a marvelous book.