Is the sure thing worth risking for the possibility of maybe?
Charla Winthrop, a savvy businesswoman seeking a permanent lifestyle change in small-town Ruby, learns that things aren’t always what they appear when she takes up residence in a house steeped in charm and a hint of mystery. Rumor has it that Sam Packard the town carpenter is her go-to guy for home remodeling, but can Charla convince him to help her—with no strings attached, of course?
Alone far too long, Sam’s prayed that God would send him a wife and a mother for his daughters. However, the new Ruby resident is hardly what he imagined. A new place to call “home,” the possibility of what might be, and the answer to someone’s prayers unite this unlikely pair with the help of the town’s residents.
Nestled in the Ozarks’ hills and hollows is Ruby, Missouri, a quaint, cozy town where “neighbor” is merely another word for “friend.” Ruby will charm and delight as will her quirky, lovable characters who will steal your heart but hand it right back—with whipped cream and a cherry on top. Savor your new friends’ sorrows and successes in the community where offbeat is perfect and mishaps and mayhem never tasted so good.
If you’re looking for a clean, contemporary story with strong Christian elements, this is the story for you. For me, it was a little too predictable. And, while it’s true that people in small towns know a lot about each other’s lives, I’m not a huge fan of smalltown stories where everyone observes the same things and thinks the same things and talks the same way (I prefer a little more variety).
That aside, it has all the typical elements of modern Christian women’s fiction — lots of introspection, poetic descriptions, and a happy ending If you enjoy that in a story, you’ll like this book.
*I received a free copy of this book. The opinions are my own.