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Ruby by V. C. Andrews
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Love this book. Ruby is amazing ( )
  LVStrongPuff | Nov 29, 2018 |
Very well written, I could imagine everything as if I was there. ( )
  FredaCochran | Sep 28, 2018 |
Ruby was never an exceptional story - most of the Andrews magic died with her. The continued stories with the ghostwriter worked slightly but not well enough for me. By now its getting generic and a little too melodramatic, even though the changes of scenery are fascinating.
  ErinPaperbackstash | Jun 14, 2016 |
My second favorite series by V.C. Andrews. I would highly recommend. ( )
  lacey.tucker | Mar 10, 2016 |
The book was about A woman named Ruby, and while living with her grandmere, she passes away, but before she does, she tells her a dark secret. That she is dating her half brother, and that she has a twin sister living in new orleans with her real father.
I liked the book, because it tells you about life, and how that is how people live. it happens to some people and they still dont know it.
  Mrs.UrbanitisClass | Jan 25, 2012 |
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Prologue: During the first fifteen years of my life, my birth and the events surrounding it were a mystery; as much a mystery as the number of stars that shone in the night sky over the bayou or where the silvery catfish hid on days when Grandpere couldn't catch one to save his life.
Book One: A loud and desperate rapping on our screen door echoed through the house and drew both my and Grandmere Catherine's attention from our work.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0671759345, Mass Market Paperback)

In the heart of the bayou, Ruby Landry lives a simple, happy life. But innocence can't last forever...

The only family Ruby Landry has ever known are her loving guardian, Grandmère Catherine, a Cajun spiritual healer, and her drunken, outcast Grandpèrb Jack. Although thinking about her dead mother and mysterious father sometimes makes her feel as mournful as the wind sighing through the Spanish moss, Ruby is grateful for all she has. Her life is filled with hope and promise...especially when her attraction for handsome Paul Tate blossoms into a mysterious, wonderful love. But Paul's wealthy parents forbid him to associate with a poor Landry, and Grandmère urges her to follow her dream of becoming a great painter, foreseeing a time when Ruby will be surrounded with riches in the dazzling city of New Orleans! Yet she cannot know how close that uncertain future looms....

In a faded photograph, Ruby glimpses for the first time the image of her father -- and learns of a shameful deception and a shocking scheme of blackmail that now must come to light. Stunned by these revelations, she is devastated when Grandmère dies, leaving her to seek out her father in his vast New Orleans mansion. There, in a house of lies, madness, and cruel torment, Ruby clings to her memories of Paul to keep her heart alive. For only their love can save her now....

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Ruby Landry finds her simple life in the Louisiana bayou changing when she meets and falls in love with Paul Tate, a man from the right side of the tracks.

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