Jennifer Westall dives into Christian characters to explore her own questions of faith. Inspired by the life of her grandmother, Healing Ruby (2014) is the first in the Healing Ruby series, which delves into the mysteries of faith healing. She’s also the author of Love’s Providence (2012), a contemporary Christian romance that navigates the minefield of dating and temptation. She resides in southwest Texas with her husband and two boys, where she homeschools by day and writes by night, thus explaining those pesky bags under her eyes. Readers can connect with her at jenniferhwestall.com or find her on Facebook and Twitter.
The Healing Ruby series, by Jennifer H. Westall, is Christian historical fiction that will grab your heart and not let go. With this series full of faith and love, readers are saying again and again that once they start, they cannot put it down. The four-book series traces the young lives of Ruby Graves and Matthew Doyle as they grow through the years of the Great Depression and World War II. Together they face illness, heartbreak, loss, and triumph with imperfect faith. But through it all, God shows His unconditional love and faithfulness to those who trust in Him.
Reunited on American soil, Matthew and Ruby face the ultimate test of their faith in God and in each other. Can they overcome the horror that so cruelly separated them and find peace? Or will their past finally catch up with them?
Abiding Hope is the fourth and final installment of the beloved Healing Ruby series by Jennifer H. Westall.
In the third volume of the Healing Ruby series, Ruby, Matthew and Henry are swept onto the jungle peninsula of Bataan in the Philippines as the Japanese begin their assault in the Pacific. New enemies emerge, testing their strength beyond anything they could have ever thought possible. Can Ruby and Matthew find their way back to each other, and survive the onslaught of the Japanese assault?
In this second volume of the Healing Ruby series, Matthew Doyle must stand against the most powerful influences in the county, including his own father. But doing so may cost him everything, even his faith in God. Can Matthew rebuild Ruby’s broken trust in him and save her life in return? Or will the trials he faces leave him broken instead?
In rural Depression-era Alabama, 14-year-old Ruby Graves must face poverty, racial barriers, and a pastor bent on her destruction in order to find the faith she needs to unlock a mysterious gift of healing.