My Very Mini Thoughts

This is a story about family, friends and the choices we make.  Told through multiple POV’s including the church which was very interesting.  The author gives us an emotional story of love and loss that takes place on the south side of Chicago.

I don’t think I can give this book the review it deserves.  So…just read it.  It’s powerful, it’s timely, it’s raw, and it’s emotional.  It’s available now.

Book Rating: 4/5

Wine Pairing: Ménage à Trois Red Blend

Goodreads Synopsis

Family. Faith. Secrets. Everything in this world comes full circle.

When Ruby King’s mother is found murdered in their home in Chicago’s South Side, the police dismiss it as another act of violence in a black neighborhood. But for Ruby, it means she’ll be living alone with her violent father. The only person who understands the gravity of her situation is Ruby’s best friend, Layla. Their closeness is tested when Layla’s father, the pastor of their church, demands that Layla stay away. But what are his true motives? And what is the price for turning a blind eye?

In a relentless quest to save Ruby, Layla comes to discover the murky loyalties and dark secrets tying their families together for three generations. A crucial pilgrimage through the racially divided landscape of Chicago, Saving Ruby King traces the way trauma is passed down through generations and the ways in which communities can come together to create sanctuary.

Saving Ruby King is an emotional and revelatory story of race, family secrets, faith and redemption. This is an unforgettable debut novel from an exciting new voice in fiction and a powerful testament that history doesn’t determine the present, and that the bonds of friendship can forever shape the future.