So, normally I will read a book, and I will feel an urge to write about it right away, but with this book, Ruby, I needed some time to sit with my thoughts and feelings.
One of the main characters, Ruby, has had the kind of life that I hope that no one EVER has to experience, but knowing literature like I do, I believe that there is some truth in all fiction. I do believe that there are people who have and are living in some horrible conditions, and this saddens me to the core.
However, LOVE never fails.....
Ephram, never ever forgot the girl of his childhood, Ruby, and he was determined to use his love to rescue her!
Oh, The Power of LOVE.....
Cynthia Bond CAN WRITE.. I mean... Cynthia Bond can really write. You know how I love Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. Well, this book reminded of that same type of memorable, heartfelt writing that is in Song of Solomon. I have thought about the town where Ruby grew up and all of it’s secret over and over again. I completely admire how Cynthia was able to pull the reader into this town in a manner that felt very familiar just like Toni does in Song of Solomon.
I appreciate this book sooooo much, and this is one of those books that I will put aside for awhile, but I will definitely go back to it over and over again.
Read. This. Book. and marvel.....
Happy Valentine’s Day!