She was named after the way the morning sky looked on the day that she was found, a beautiful Ruby Dawn. She was only eight when she believes her life began because she doesn't remember the life she had before that. Living in foster home after foster home until the one person who was going to promise her a new life, died tragically in a car accident. Now she spent the remainder of her time in Dresden Heights Detention Center until she could begin life outside on her own instead of being a ward of the state.
Ruby is now working as a doctor trying to keep her medical clinic alive despite threats from a local gang that wants to use her clinic to filter drug operations through. When she refuses, the threats against her become more violent until her life hangs in the balance. When she finds a man injured in a dark alley, she learns that the man who broke her heart ten years ago, she is about to find out what God's plan has been for her all along. If only she can manage to stay alive long enough to find out.
Ruby Dawn by Raquel Byrnes is the second book in the Shades of Hope series that I received compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review. I didn't have an opportunity to read the first book but after this one, I know I'll be checking that one out. This is truly a book about forgiveness, second chances and unconditional love as the author weaves her readers through a dangerous thrill ride to the very end. Slowly the story weaves together and you can see that no matter how far Ruby tries to run from God, He still has her in His sights to bring her back to Him. I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars!
I first tried this author when I read Purple Knot. I so much enjoyed that book I decided to take another chance and read Ruby Dawn when I saw it. !WOW! Talk about not being disappointed. It was even better than Purple Knot. I read it in one sitting staying up way past bed time. I tried to put it down to cook supper and kept feeling like I was missing the action. Another thing making this book so good was the price. I assumed it may be a short ebook as the price was so good. But it was the average length as most books I pay $10.00 for. There were so many characters who could have been the bad guy that there was always something going on. No boring descriptive pages. It was great!