Author: Heather B. Moore
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Published: October 1st, 2013
Paperback: 240 pages
FTC FYI: Received an ebook copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Welcome to the Newport Ladies Book Club series:
At age sixty-two, life is finally beginning for newly widowed Ruby Crenshaw. Her son is grown and gone, and after long years spent as a loyal wife to her charming but unfaithful husband, she’s ready to live the life she’s always dreamed of. Her 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 who have been her haven. Now she’s ready to take her newfound independence a step further—along with her friends from the local senior center, Ruby is jetting off to 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!
I was so excited to have the chance to read a Newport Ladies book from Ruby's point of view. She has long been a favorite of mine in this series by these amazing authors. Ruby has such a kind heart and manor about her that makes her the caretaker of the group. I have been anxiously awaiting her story. Heather told Ruby's story with care and creativity. I loved the adventure that Ruby takes in this book. I was also happy to see that Ruby was doing something for herself. I loved how she found fun at the senior center. Even though she is reluctant to go to Greece because of it's hard memories, Ruby finds a friend in Gabriel. Although he had some things to get over too, I loved what comes of their relationship. Ruby not only learns to trust someone else, she learns to let go of a hurtful past. It helps that I was a huge fan of Gabriel's from the beginning, and of course having a whole book dedicated to Ruby was a plus for me.
5 out of 5 stars. Heather is the author of many amazing books. Her releases this year include: Heart of the Ocean, Esther the Queen, Finding Sheba, Aliso Creek Novellas, and Timeless Romance Anthologies.