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Ruby: A Novel

byFrancesca Lia Block

Paperback | July 3, 2007

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From the beloved author of Necklace of Kisses comes a modern-day fairy tale of a willful and intuitive heroine and a world of shocking realism and transcendent magic.

Francesca Lia Block, this time with co-writer Carmen Staton, introduces readers to Ruby, a Midwestern girl named for the jewel that is believed to ward off evil spirits. Ruby's special gift is a sixth sense that makes her at one with nature and gives her the ability to know her own destiny.

After growing up in an abusive family, Ruby escapes to Los Angeles and learns of her soulmate -- Orion -- a British actor. She travels to England, where she works at a potions and herbs shop, and through a series of coincidental circumstances, ends up nursing Orion back to health without confessing that she has been on a quest to find him all along. But just when she thinks her dream is becoming a reality, Ruby is stopped in her tracks by the violent demons of her past. Only by facing the darkness together can she and Orion finally fulfill their destiny.

As with Necklace of Kisses, Block, here with Staton, breaks the mold. In Ruby, readers will find a story about the power of our minds to overcome the past and ultimately change the course of our lives.

From the beloved author of Necklace of Kisses comes a modern-day fairy tale of a willful and intuitive heroine and a world of shocking realism and transcendent magic. Francesca Lia Block, this time with co-writer Carmen Staton, introduces readers to Ruby, a Midwestern girl named for the jewel that is believed to ward off evil spirits. ...
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Title:Ruby: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.5 inPublished:July 3, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060840587

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! I think this has become my new favourite book of hers. I love that her books have a hint of magic in them, but this one is filled with it. The story is phenomenal and as usual, her book is filled with such beautiful imagery. As with most of her books, I read this in a few hours, could not put it down.
Date published: 2012-01-01

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“Women weaned on ... Block’s ...fairy-tale fantasy and Hollywood glitz will fall under the spell of this grown-up romance...”