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Moody Publishing A Town Called Ruby Prairie, Coming Home to Ruby Prairie Series #1

2,000 people, five churches, a championship girl's basketball team, and widowed newcomer Charlotte Carter. Locals know the Round-the-Clock Cafe closes at 8:00 p.m., but they don't know if Chatlotte's "Tanglewood," a home for troubled girls, fits their quiet Texas town. Will they grow? Can Charlotte go it alone? 256 pages, softcover from Moody.
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Customer Reviews for A Town Called Ruby Prairie, Coming Home to Ruby Prairie Series #1
Review 1 for A Town Called Ruby Prairie, Coming Home to Ruby Prairie Series #1
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Date:August 25, 2012
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debwilson
Age:18-24
Gender:female
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In a town called Ruby Prairie, even the best of intentions can go terribly wrong. Recently widowed, Charlotte Carter wants to open a home in Tanglewood for needy girls. She is determined to do it all on her own, without the help of the church or the townspeople. She quickly discovers how wrong she is, and how challenging it is to care for six girls on her own.
The townspeople in Ruby Prairie, Texas, are excited about Charlotte's home for girls. One or two hold back, but the majority vote that she's doing a good thing. For the most part, Charlotte seems to doing just fine on her own with six adolescent girls in her pink Tanglewood home. But then chaos ensues, and everything starts to fall apart. Will Charlotte accept the help she so desperately needs - or will she loose the girls she's waited a lifetime to help?
This book introduced me to a very charming little town called Ruby Prairie, and I loved every second of the journey. I have had the Coming Home to Ruby Prairie for 4 years, and have never been brave enough to crack them open. What a surprise I was in for. And how regrettable that I have not discovered them till now. This book was a path into another world, with characters as big as life. This authors' look into Ruby Prairie will enchant, surprise, and put you on the edge of your seat for the rest of the story.
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Review 2 for A Town Called Ruby Prairie, Coming Home to Ruby Prairie Series #1
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Date:June 27, 2010
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Sharon Kiesel
This was a fun and easy read. I loved it! Characters are 'real' and held my interest from first paragraph to last. Charlotte learned the value of a supportive and loving church family and community togetherness. I hope to read more of Annette Smith's books. This one was great!
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Review 3 for A Town Called Ruby Prairie, Coming Home to Ruby Prairie Series #1
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Date:June 3, 2010
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Yol
A wonderful story, well written and enjoyable to read about the lives of a widow making a new start and her home for girls. The love that she has for the girls needing a home is what we all desire in our lives!
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Review 4 for A Town Called Ruby Prairie, Coming Home to Ruby Prairie Series #1
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Date:March 10, 2010
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Pat Zinicola
Annette Smith is my new favorite author. The three books in the Ruby Prairie series are wonderful. I felt like I was right there with the characters. I only wish the series could continue with more stories of the people of Ruby Prairie. It left me with wanting more.
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Review 5 for A Town Called Ruby Prairie, Coming Home to Ruby Prairie Series #1
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Date:October 13, 2008
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Elizabeth
Ruby Prairie is an uplifting look at small town life. Charlotte was in for a big surprise when she moved to Ruby Prairie. Annette Smith used humor and compassion to teach Charlotte and the Tanglewood girls what God's love is truly about.
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Review 6 for A Town Called Ruby Prairie, Coming Home to Ruby Prairie Series #1
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Date:July 31, 2007
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matt5fourteen
Ruby Prairie was a great book. It has a different kind of plot line than what you see in most fiction. It was a nice change of pace. I really enjoyed the book. It took only two evenings to finish, and I can't wait to start reading book #2.
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Review 7 for A Town Called Ruby Prairie, Coming Home to Ruby Prairie Series #1
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Date:July 5, 2005
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Fran Sandin
Annette's homespun style, lively characters, and suspense propel the readers to the very last page. Spiritual lessons demonstrated in the lives of hometown folks are valuable for teenagers, too. Great family reading!
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Review 8 for A Town Called Ruby Prairie, Coming Home to Ruby Prairie Series #1
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Date:November 11, 2004
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Sarah
What a wonderful book! I'm so glad I read it! So simple and real, and very inspirational in subtle ways - this author is such a blessing! I bet you'll love it!
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Review 9 for A Town Called Ruby Prairie, Coming Home to Ruby Prairie Series #1
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Date:October 4, 2004
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Margot Bass
I loved "A Town Called Ruby Prarie!" Annette Smith has written a delightful book, one you'll enjoy if you enjoy the Mitford series. I really can't wait until the next book in the series is out!
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