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Almost Paradise

Almost Paradise

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

  • Corabel Shofner

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

  • Wendy MacKnight

    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 ...

  • Patrick

    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!...

  • Linda Williams Jackson

    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 t...

  • Ruth Lauren

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

  • Joanne O'Sullivan

    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 absol...

  • Kristin

    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 te...

  • Laura Shovan

    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 st...

  • Bridget Hodder

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

  • Ruth Lehrer

    I was lucky enough to get a free ARC of this summer 2017 middle grade book. ALMOST PARADISE by Corabel Shofner is a wonderful find. The tough girl protagonist, Ruby Clyde, is funny and smart. Along wi...