Ruby Moon (By the Light of the Moon Book 1)

Ruby Moon embodies a tale of grief, guilt, and romance set on the shores of Lake Superior in Ontario during the mid 1890’s.

Jenay, a young woman of mixed French and Ojibwe descent, must survive the trauma of causing a horrific accident. Her maturity accelerates as the challenges of grief, and romance enter the scene.

Amidst this drama, Jenay is caught in a web spun by Renault, a rich, charming man who once threatened ruination of her father’s shipping company but now seeks something even more valuable–Jenay. Renault, her past enemy, suddenly becomes her friend then something more . . . Will she leave the man she loves for this new found affection?

Jenay must find where her strength lies in order to face the challenges life brings her or be washed away like driftwood on the tumultuous shores of Lake Superior. Life’s richest dramas are played out under the banner of two ruby colored moons and become the hidden gems which forge her into a mature strong woman. Jenay realizes God is by her side, using even the harsh events of life to create something precious in her.

Amazon Reviews:

I love to read and this book did not disappoint. The characters are real and the setting and plot was amazing. I started reading and could not put this book down. The storyline kept me riveted and the description of the lifestyles, the countryside and the way things were in that period of history was not only captivating, I learned a lot I had never known. I can easily recommend this book and can’t wait to get my hands on the second in the series! – D. Watts

I didn’t quite know what to expect when I picked up this book. A debut novel can be a risk. But this story defied every fear, immersing me from the beginning into the lives of Jenay and Jacque, along with a bevy of unforgettable characters. However, these characters weren’t the only draw. No, it was Knipfer’s ability to weave a plot so multi-dimensional, so ripe with meaning, so full of depth, that I knew this story was something special. I highly encourage you to pick up this book. You will run the gamut of emotions, from laughter, to sorrow, to fear, to hope. Take a chance on this one. It does not disappoint! – Amazon Customer

This was a most unique book. The main character was Jenay Follett. Her mother was 1/2 Ojibwe and died when Jenay was born. She was raised by her father John and his sister, Tante Angelica. The story takes place in a Town in Ottawa. The author used both a bit of French and Ojibwe language as it related to this story. Jenay was most comfortable and happy when she was with her other aunt, Maang-ikwe who lived in a hut in the forest and spent much time with Jenay teaching her how to use the plants for healing. Most of this story centers around Jenay in her 17th year and what a year that was. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish! -Linda R

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