Healing Ruby
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Healing Ruby


"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen..."

Ruby Graves, a young girl in Depression-era Alabama, faces the hardships of poverty and loss with as much faith as she can muster. At only the age of thirteen, she’s already lost a younger brother to illness, and now faces losing both her father and the boy who’s stealing her heart to illnesses as well. Armed with her beloved Scriptures, she prays daily for their healing, only to have her tender faith shattered by her father’s death.

Through her pain, she’s able to connect with her long-lost Uncle Asa, who’s mere presence at his brother’s funeral brings murmurs of a scandalous past involving her parents and a prominent local pastor, Irwin Cass. When Ruby discovers that one of Asa’a many secrets is an ability to heal, and that she may be next in line for the “gift,” she vows to find the faith that has eluded her so far, a faith that could mean never losing loved ones again.

But faith and doubt can’t reside in the same heart, not according to her father, and doubt is Ruby’s constant companion. As she struggles to find the true meaning of faith, she’s opposed at every turn by the pastor who would see her family destroyed and a community that can’t see deeper than the color of one’s skin. Through her search for a faith that could move mountains and a true understanding of her gift, can Ruby trust in a God that may require the ultimate sacrifice?

Title:Healing Ruby
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:329 pages

    Healing Ruby Reviews

  • Ruth Hill
    Mar 31, 2015

    I adore historical Christian fiction, so I was excited to read this. As I began reading, I was a bit skeptical as the beginning is a bit unusual, but almost instantly, I was definitely hooked. This do...

  • Rebekah Rodda
    Jan 26, 2017

    What an engrossing read! This went in directions I totally did not expect. The story turns around Ruby who is a feisty young girl who, when she believes something is right, moves heaven and earth to a...

  • Melody
    Oct 12, 2014

    I finished reading 'Healing Ruby' late last night and I have to say that it is definitely now in my list of top 20 books I have ever read, maybe even top 10. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect since...

    Jan 13, 2015

    Wonderful book, you won't be disappointedI very rarely leave reviews, but felt compelled to write this one. This book is such an uplifting read, it makes one realize just what being a Christian should...

  • Laura Reading
    Mar 11, 2015

    I am not what one would call a reader of religious genre, but I have read and enjoyed Amish novels now and again.I enjoy both the time period this book is written about, the 1930s, depression era, and...

  • Victoria Brinius
    Mar 18, 2015

    I really liked the way the author used faith in this book. Ruby has had tragedy after tragedy and she debates with her own faith. There is also the faith that God will provide for us. Poverty also mak...

  • Tanya Hays
    Mar 02, 2015

    Great book!!! I cannot wait until the next one comes out!...

  • Lisa Blair
    Dec 19, 2016

    An Amazing historical fiction book! Thank you Jennifer for such an enjoyable, yet deeply thought-provoking book!Healing Ruby addresses: race relations- healthy relationships vs segregation; religious ...

  • Shariek Gohar
    Oct 30, 2015

    Loved this bookWow, what a great read. Told from a young girl's perspective. The book took me on a journey of my own faith. Causing me to think about how we trust in God and what "gifts" we all have b...

  • Jalynn Patterson
    Mar 27, 2015

    Healing RubyAbout the Book:"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen..." Ruby Graves, a young girl in Depression-era Alabama, faces the hardships of poverty and ...

About Jennifer H. Westall

Jennifer H. Westall

Jennifer Westall loves writing Christian fiction as a way of exploring her own faith journey. Saving Grace (2016) is the third installment in the Healing Ruby series, the first of which was inspired by events in the life of her grandmother and explores the mysteries of faith healing. She's also the author of Love's Providence (2012), a contemporary Christian romance novel that navigates the minefi