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Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite
Ruby Moon is the first entry in the series By the Light of the Moon by Jenny Knipfer, a narrative with very strong Christian themes. It is a story that explores guilt, family hurt, and an unusual romance, set in Ontario in the 1890s. It follows Jenay, a young female protagonist of mixed descent, who experiences trauma after causing an accident. The reader encounters a young woman who is psychologically challenged by the experiences of life, but then an unexpected person enters her life, the very person who once stood as a serious threat to her father’s shipping business — the insanely handsome Renault. Now she feels an irresistible attraction to the man she should hate while her heart struggles to do what is right.
This novel is filled with drama and a writing style that is insightful. From the beginning, the author creates a sense of mystery, capturing sensations in a style that defies perception: “I see the moon, and I imagine the moon sees me—every hidden part. The blood red of a ruby is reflected upon its surface. It appears like a floating jewel, fit for a queen. The queen of death.” The lyricism in the writing combines with the use of symbolism and the spiritual depth of the writing to transport the reader and makes for an inspiring read. The chapters are well-organized, each exploring an episode or an aspect of the plot, each written with timely paragraph breaks and phraseology that is designed to increase the level of drama in the story. Biblical references make for an additional level of richness in the story. Ruby Moon is entertaining, fast-paced, and features characters that are real.