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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ruby's Secret by Heather B. Moore {A Newport Ladies Book Club Novel}-Review

Product Description:
Title: Ruby's Secret (A Newport Ladies Book Club Novel)
AuthorHeather B. Moore
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Published: October 1st, 2013
Paperback: 240 pages
ISBN13: 9781621084600
FTC FYI: I received an e-book copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Book Description:

At age sixty-two, life is finally beginning for newly widowed Ruby Crenshaw. Her son is grown and gone, and after long years spent in the role of loyal wife to her charming but unfaithful husband, she’s ready to live the life she’s always dreamed of. He resolve is firm: she’ll never make the mistake of giving her heart to another man.
The first step in Ruby’s quest for a carefree lifestyle was to create the Newport Ladies Book Club, an unlikely gathering of women that has been her haven. Now, she’s ready to take her new found independence a step further—along with her friends from the local Senior Center, Ruby is jetting off on a much-needed Greece adventure. What she isn’t prepared for is Gabriel—the group’s tour guide—a native Greek and a true gentleman. His unquestionable charm is hard to resist. But resist she must—because no matter their growing attraction, Ruby is not about to fall for charming again! 
My Review:
I have been a huge fan of The Newport Ladies Book Club novels. I have grown to love the characters brought to life by some of my favorite authors. I have been looking forward to reading Ruby's story. Ruby is the sixty-two year old woman, a widow, who formed the book club. Up to this point the things we knew about Ruby is that she is a put together, well-to-do widow. From her interactions with the other women, we know that she is a leader and very kind. She knows how to take care of others and love those who are in need. But with all people, Ruby has secrets about her life that she has never shared. Her late husband had been unfaithful to her all of their married life. As readers we get a look at Ruby's fears and the guilt she lives with daily. 

When Ruby has a chance to return to Greece with a group of seniors, she hesitates because of bad memories related to her trip there 30 years before. It also resurfaces the awful feelings and memories about her husband's cheating ways. She decides to go and ends up meeting a man who turns her world upside down. {Where oh where can I meet my own Gabriel?}

This novel was read in one day. I always fall quickly into another world when I read a book written by Heather Moore. Her engaging writing style and relatable characters assures that you are in for a good read.

There were many things I could relate to with Ruby's journey. It's a scary thought giving your heart away to another,especially after it has been crushed once before. How do you trust again? I love the character of Ruby so much! I wish I had a "Ruby" in my life to help me through my struggles. As with all of the books in this series, we learn that things are never as they seem from the outside. Each woman's story has given readers the truth hidden inside each of their hearts. I love this series and I will be so sad once it is done. The beautiful thing about books though, is that I can always revisit the Newport Ladies Book Club women over and over again. If you haven't started reading the series yet I highly recommend you get started. If you are a fan of this series and haven't read Ruby's Secret's just liking coming home to a warm and comfy place. I loved this book and I'm happily giving it 5 stars!  

Meet Author: Heather B. Moore

Heather B. Moore is the 2-time Best of State, 2-time Whitney Award & 2-time Golden Quill Award winning author of ten historical novels. Her historical fiction is published under H.B. Moore; her newest historical thrillers are Daughters of Jared, Esther the Queen, and the Omar Zagouri series: Finding Sheba and Beneath.

Heather writes women's fiction and romance under Heather B. Moore. She's the co-author of The Newport Ladies Book Club Series (with Josi S. Kilpack, Annette Lyon & Julie Wright)--her books are Athena and Ruby's Secret. Heather is also the author of the bestselling anthology collection A Timeless Romance Anthology, the Aliso Creek Novella series, the historical romance Heart of the Ocean, the non-fiction works Christ's Gifts to Women (co-authored with Angela Eschler), Women of the Book of Mormon, and the upcoming Divinity of Women (2014, co-authored with S. Kent Brown).

Visit her blog for writing and book signing updates:

Heather loves to hear from readers at: or if you're an aspiring writer, she also manages the editing company, Precision Editing Group:

{Go HERE to read the first chapter of Ruby's Secret.}

{Purchase Ruby's Secret HERE}

{Read more about The Newport Ladies Book Club Series HERE.}

About the Series

1st Set: Olivia, Daisy, Paige, Athena.
2nd Set: Shannon's Hope, Ruby's Secret, Victoria's Promise, Ilana's Wish, and Reunion.

The Newport Ladies Book Club series is unique in that each Newport book is written from the point of view of a different woman in the book club. The first 4 books cover the same time period and the same book club meetings. But only with reading all 4 books, will you learn the whole story of each of the women and her full character journey. The 2nd set of 4 books covers the next 4 book club meetings. Think of it as a parallel series, not as a forward-moving series.

The final and 9th book, REUNION, is a thank-you to all of our readers who have asked "What happens next?" 

Authors of the Newport Ladies Book Club Series

Authors of the Newport Ladies Book Club Series
Josi Kilpack, Annette Lyon, Julie Wright, & Heather Moore

****If you haven't read the first four books in the series, you might be interested in this!****

4-in-1 E-Book Bundle

4-in-1 E-Book Bundle
First set of the series available as a book bundle at!

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