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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Letters from Ruby by Adam Thomas (Review)

Letters from Ruby

by Adam Thomas

(I received this book for review purposes.)Letters From Ruby

Genre- Fiction / Christian / General 
Published by- Abingdon Press 
Copyrighted- 2013
Number of pages- 320
Age Group- Adult
Description of book- paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4267-4137-1

Reverend Calvin Hooper, newly ordained Episcopal priest, has arrived at his new parish in Victory, West Virginia.  It is nothing like he expected.  The parishioners are older and his inexperience begins to show.  Ruby Redding is part of a women’s group that he meets with regularly and he makes a connection with her that even lasts after he leaves.

Is Rev. Hooper going succeed at his new parish?

About the Author- Adam Thomas is an ordained Episcopal priest, one of the youngest men ever.  His blog is

My Thoughts- Letters from Ruby, by Adam Thomas, was heartwarming and inspirational.

Reverend Calvin Hooper’s character was written perfectly as a newly ordained priest.  I was glad to see Ruby Redding helping him.  He was certainly lost as to what to do with a new and elderly congregation.

Rev. Hooper spent a lot of time with the older women’s group of the church.  While I thought it was interesting, I would have enjoyed more interaction with the men of the church.

I think that Ruby’s letters would have made an excellent book on their own.  They were long and spoke volumes about her life and her relationship with Whit, her husband.

Since this book was written by a man and has a man for the main character, I wish it had been a better book for men to read.  I would say that Letters from Ruby would be best for women.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Letters from Ruby by Adam Thomas for free from Abingdon Press.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.  All links were current when posted.

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