THERE ARE PERHAPS NO DAYS OF OUR CHILDHOOD WE LIVED SO FULLY AS THOSE WE SPENT WITH A FAVORITE BOOK. MARCEL PROUST
Review of The Ruby of the Sea
July 19, 2020
When the author offered to send me her book I immediately said yes. I had enjoyed The Welcome Home Diner, an earlier book of hers. I initially thought this might be a light fluffy read but it was so much more than that. This book is a family drama and it deals with some serious issues. One of the issues dealt with is mental illness. I was happy to see links at the end of the book for sources available in the US and Canada for anyone needing assistance with mental health problems. An important element of the story is a lighthouse which has a myth surrounding it. I enjoyed reading about the various different family relationships and dynamics. I also enjoyed the beautiful sea setting. Overall a book that I really loved.