Some books take forever to get to the good parts, some books start off great before fizzing out and then some books are completely engaging from start to finish. TJRB is the latter, from the first page a picture is drawn and as the story progresses more and more details are added. This isn't a pretty story, this is a story about Mrs. Ruthie's truth. It's painful, sad and at times I just wanted a super power to jump in the book and lend a hand. This is also a story about a women's incredible strength, forgiveness and perseverance. The flow of the story is well paced while providing twist and turns that will blow your mind.
I give this book 5 stars and would recommend it to everyone. Overall TJRB is a gripping story about hardships and overcoming them written masterfully. I would also recommend that you read Zion's Road before reading The Journey of Ruthie Belle. TJRB can be read alone but I think knowing the character's back story in such a powerful way is great.
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