Friday, March 02, 2012

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Ruby Dawn
White Rose Publishing (January 27, 2012)
Raquel Byrnes

My Review: I just finished reading Ruby Dawn, yes that is right at 1:15am on a weekday. This book was awesome and once I started it I couldn't put it down. Ruby Dawn is a story about a woman who once lived on the streets as a kid. Now a doctor she works at a clinic helping kids that live on the street, treating them and helping them find a safe place to stay. Since the clinic is not in a safe part of town Ruby begins being harassed by a local gang member who wants a her to give him a foothold in the clinic. Then as she is dealing with this her first love comes back into her life after many years of silence. Well it turns out that her troubles are just beginning and she begins floundering struggling to handle things on her own since she has walked away from her faith in God. This book is filled with mystery, suspense, faith and romance and keeps you guessing at every turn. It was a truly enjoyable read and even though this book is number 2 in a series it stands alone. For more info check out the blurb below.


Raquel married her college sweetheart seventeen years ago and you can still find them spending time together chatting over a cup of coffee like when they were first dating.

Her husband is her biggest fan and most ardent supporter. He encourages her to take time for writing as often as he can. He regularly gives her gift cards to her favorite coffee house so that she can go there to write and relax.

He has been known to whip up his famous chicken quesadillas complete with guacamole and brownies for dessert.

Raquel has written books for more than a decade. She loves to do research and has taken private detective courses, gun classes, and underground tours to get every detail right for her novels. She writes romantic suspense with an edge-of-your-seat pace. Stories filled with faith, love, and adventure.

In 2009 she signed with agent, Terry Burns, at Hartline Literary. Terry worked to get her Shades of Hope series sold and in 2010, White Rose Publishing purchased the three-book series.


A painful past. A love returns A desperate plan.

Former street kid, Ruby now reaches out to runaways through her medical clinic in the worst part of the city, but her escalating battle with a gang leader puts that in jeopardy.

Cavalier, a risk-taker, charming… Ruby’s first love is now on the right side of the law and the center of a dangerous DEA sting involving her clinic. Tom’s disappearance ten years ago broke her heart and rattled her faith. As their romance relights, memories of what it costs to love him flood her with fear.

Ruby’s battle with the gang ignites a firestorm of danger, and a pattern of lies from within her own camp emerges. With Tom’s life in the balance and her world cast in shadows, can Ruby trust God as she once did…or has she strayed too far, for too long to ever return?

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If you would like to read the first chapter of Ruby Dawn, go HERE.