Almost Paradise by Corabel Shofner

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Read Almost Paradise Online Free - Twelve-year-old Ruby Clyde Henderson’s life turns upside down the day her mother’s boyfriend holds up a convenience store, and her mother is wrongly imprisoned for assisting with the crime. Ruby and her pet pig, Bunny, find their way to her estranged Aunt Eleanor's home. Aunt Eleanor is a nun who lives on a peach orchard called Paradise, and had turned away from their family long ago. With a little patience, she and Ruby begin to get along―but Eleanor has secrets of her own, secrets that might mean more hard times for Ruby.

Ruby believes that she's the only one who can find a way to help heal her loved ones, save her mother, and bring her family back together again. But being in a family means that everyone has to work together to support each other, and being home doesn't always mean going back to where you came from.

Title : Almost Paradise
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ISBN : 0374303789
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Corabel rated it ★★★★★

February 05, 2017

Yeah, it's me so I'm partial.

Wendy rated it ★★★★★

December 16, 2016

I have given my whole heart to Ruby Clyde and she will forever have a piece of my heart. What an amazing book. Ruby's life has been anything but easy, but a series of awful events that might've taken out a lesser mortal are no match for the indomitable spirit that is Ruby. This book is a gem, a g...

Patrick rated it ★★★★☆

February 04, 2017

Really great story about being handed some crappy life cards, but making the best of those cards being dealt and turning them into something really powerful and life changing. So enjoyed this ARC!

Heather rated it ★★★★★

August 27, 2017

Ruby Clyde is a lovable tomboy who learns and consequently teaches us that love, and often trust, comes in little pieces. She reads Dickens and identifies with Oliver Twist. She loves using fun vocabulary words she has learned and learning new words. In the end, her trust and hope pay off for her...

Linda rated it ★★★★★

April 09, 2017

I've had the wonderful opportunity to actually spend time with the author, Corabel Shofner, which made reading Almost Paradise even more special. Corabel is so full of life that it's contagious. And that vibrancy for life spills right into her writing. Almost Paradise is bursting with life, wisdo...

Joanne rated it ★★★★★

July 03, 2017

Attention, readers! Do you love stories with heart and hilarity? Stories with such voice, such depth that they make an indelible impression on you, in the vein of BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE? Then you absolutely *must* read ALMOST PARADISE. Ruby Clyde has to be the most memorable, the most lovable char...

Ruth rated it ★★★★★

February 05, 2017

This book has voice and heart by the bucketload. I defy anyone not to fall completely for Ruby Clyde.

Kristin rated it ★★★★★

February 04, 2017

Ruby Clyde stole my heart from the first line: I woke up alone in the backseat of the Catfish's car. Debut author Shofner's story shines with humor and Southern heart. Ruby is honest to a fault but tender-hearted, too. She aims to be a nurse and believes she can heal others with her hands. If onl...

Laura rated it ★★★★★

July 23, 2017

Ruby Clyde's voice had my heart from page one. This contemporary middle grade feels timeless. It's filled with quirky, wonderful characters: Sister Eleanor, Bunny the Pig, and all of the adults who step in to be Ruby's makeshift family.

Bridget rated it ★★★★★

July 16, 2017

Brilliant! I can't say enough about this book, but I'm going to try! Review to come.

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