A Ruby Glows Review and Giveaway!

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About the Book

Book: A Ruby Glows

Author: Kari Trumbo

Genre: Historical Christian Romance

Release Date: Jan 3, 2017

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Ruby’s heart froze as she threw her dead husband over the cliff.When Beau walks into her life, one glance has her running from her past. He couldn’t want someone like her. It should be easy to avoid his quiet charm.If he can convince her she’s a prize, not prey, he might have a chance. Beau’s captivated when Ruby scrambles from him whenever he gets too close. Her sweetness is an allure he can’t fight.
Can Beau convince Ruby she is beloved?


My Perspective
There are characters who come out stronger after going through hard times, and there are characters who just seem to give up. I’m glad Ruby didn’t totally give up on herself after what she had been through. I like to see a female lead who is not afraid to take matters into their own hands. Ruby worked hard in Cutter’s Creek, and I felt like she really started coming into her own when she started working with Maddie. The way she presented herself, and the way the author wrote her, made me admire her a little, not feel sorry for her (and she wouldn’t want someone to feel sorry for her!). If she had not been written as a strong character, I don’t think I would have liked the book at all.

I enjoyed reading the progression of Ruby and Beau’s relationship. It wasn’t too fast like you see in some love stories, nor did it take up every page of the book. I want my romantic storylines to have some depth to them, not all lovey dovey, and this book did a great job in providing depth with the addition of other characters and some small subplots. I appreciated Beau’s cautiousness when it came to Ruby too. He didn’t push her, instead allowed her time and space and seemed to care for her well being. Beau is definitely a little swoon-worthy 😉

This is a sweet, clean read. Although considered a historical story, I think even those people who do not traditionally like historical fiction will like it. The historic setting is really more of a backdrop in this story, not the center stage. It could just be the book that makes you second guess why you haven’t read historical fiction before!

About the Author

Medium res.Kari Trumbo is an inspirational romance author, blogger and proud home schooling mother to four great kids. She interacts often on reader groups on Facebook and volunteers at the local library when needed. When she isn’t writing, she is obsessively reading and expanding her skills as a wordsmith. Kari lives in her great-grandfather’s remodeled 1890-built home in central Minnesota with her husband, children, cats, and one hungry wood stove.


Guest post from Kari Trumbo

Greetings! I hope this isn’t your first introduction to Cutter’s Creek, but if it is, let me explain a bit about it. Cutter’s Creek is a series written by myself and three other Christian authors. Though there are numbers on each book, you don’t have to read them in order to get into the series, in fact, since each author writes in their own time period it might be somewhat confusing. Especially if you like a consecutive story. However, they are all stand-alone books and can be read in any order. If you like to read them in date order, you’ll want to read Kit Morgan’s books first, then Vivi Holt, Annie Boone, and finally mine, that will put them roughly in time order.

The Cutter’s Creek series has been a huge blessing to me. I’ve gotten to write with some wonderful authors and learned so much about writing a series together. So, out of my Cutter’s Creek books, why did I choose Ruby over Lily, Ivy, or Carol…well, I hate to play favorites, but Ruby is my favorite. She’s quiet, and her strength is surprising. She has a big trial, and some hurt to work through, but when you find the right person to help you through it, that’s a gift more precious than anything.

I hope you love Ruby as much as I do. Blessings, Kari

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To celebrate her tour, Kari is giving away signed print copies of A Lily Blooms, A Penny Shines, and A Ruby Glows!! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/b3de

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