Book Review-Christmas at Ruby's-Holly Schindler | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Christmas at Ruby's-Holly Schindler

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Ruby's Place used to be a vibrant meeting place for all the town. At Christmas even the children were invited in and were served special treats. Angela remembers Ruby's because her favorite Aunt used to take her there. It made Angela feel special!

Now it is years later and Ruby's is no more. Angela was kind of down and out and returned to her little hometown. Seeing Ruby's the way it was depressed her even more! Then she noticed a little bird pecking on the window. Angela looked inside but could see nothing.

Somehow the door opened and Ruby walked in. It was just as she remembered it--Ruby was there as was her aunt, and all the other ghosts from times past. It seems only people who remembered were allowed to re enter. She forgot her hat inside and went to the back entrance to see if she could get in a second time to get it back. She is again allowed in. Her Aunt says something to her which hits home.

What do you think ended up happening? You will have to read this short, heart warming story to find out!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

~Christmas at Ruby's inspired an ongoing holiday series.~

Welcome to Ruby’s, where the Christmas spirit is alive and well. Ruby’s Place (the classy family-friendly nightspot that once lit the night sky in the tiny fictional town of Sullivan, Missouri) is no more—closed for decades—but that doesn’t keep those who once shared an eggnog or plate of homemade marshmallows from remembering the tinsel-wrapped moments Ruby’s supplied come Christmas.

On a snowy holiday evening, feeling a bit down on her luck, a middle-aged Angela finds herself back at Ruby’s, staring through its foggy, grimy window to remember the Christmases she spent there with her favorite aunt as a child. Could the best Christmas present of all simply be spending one last moment with that special loved one, in a place where memories were born?

At Ruby’s, it seems, the “spirits” are not confined to just the dusty liquors behind the bar, and such a Christmas wish might not be made in vain.

The Ruby's Place Christmas Collection books in order:

Christmas at Ruby's I Remember You Sentimental Journey The Gift That Is Ruby's Place

Read a Chapter or Two Here

Purchase the Book Here

About the Author: (from Amazon)

Holly Schindler is a hybrid author of critically acclaimed books for readers of all ages. Her work has received starred reviews in Booklist and Publishers Weekly, and won silver and gold medals in ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year and the IPPY Awards, respectively. Her books have also been featured on Booklist's Best First Novels for Youth and School Library Journal's What's Hot in YA, and been named a PW Pick of the Week.

Schindler is currently consuming large quantities of coffee while working on her next novel. Readers can keep up with the latest or get in touch at

Author's Website

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