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debwilsonSummerfield, FLAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5August 25, 2012debwilsonSummerfield, FLAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In 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.
Sharon Kiesel5 Stars Out Of 5June 27, 2010Sharon KieselThis 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!
Yol4 Stars Out Of 5June 3, 2010YolA 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!
Pat Zinicola5 Stars Out Of 5March 10, 2010Pat ZinicolaAnnette 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.
Elizabeth5 Stars Out Of 5October 13, 2008ElizabethRuby 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.