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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (496 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Monroe Narrator: Kevin R. Free Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Growing up in Shreveport, Louisiana, Ruby Jean Upshaw is the kind of girl who knows what she wants and knows how to get it. By the time she’s fifteen, Ruby has developed a taste for fast men and cheap liquor, and not even her preacher daddy can set her straight. Most everyone in the neighborhood knows you don’t cross Ruby. Only Othella Mae Cartier, daughter of the town tramp, understands what makes Ruby tick.

When Ruby discovers she’s in the family way, she’s scared for the first time in her life. After hiding her growing belly with baggy dresses, Ruby secretly gives birth to a baby girl at Othella’s house. With few choices, Othella talks Ruby into giving the child away, and with the help of a shocking revelation, convinces Ruby to run off with her to New Orleans.

But nothing can erase Ruby’s memories of the child she lost-or quell her simmering rage at Othella for persuading her to let her precious baby go. If there’s a fine line between best friend and worst nightmare, Ruby is surely treading it. Because someday, there will be a reckoning. And when it comes, Othella will learn the hard way that no one knows how to exact revenge quite like Ruby Jean Upshaw.

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  • “Although this works as a stand-alone title, fans of Monroe’s The Upper Room will be thrilled to see this prequel, which explains what made Mama Ruby the one-of-a-kind woman she is.” 

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lorraine | 2/14/2014

    " I DID ENJOY THE BOOK AND IT WAS A FAST READ, BUT I'M STILL NOT SURE IF I WILL READ ANY MORE OF THE AUTHOR'S BOOKS. WILL HAVE TI THINK ABOUT THAT SOME MORE. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Veronica | 2/10/2014

    " This book is damn near crazy...lol. Mama Ruby is Hell on wheels and she kept me on for the ride the entire time....I am gonna read the Upper Room, Which is the sequeal to this book. You have to read this "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tiana Freeman | 2/8/2014

    " It was a bit strange to be reading a prequel to a book that I had read quite a bit ago. I almost feel like I should re-read the original book although the sequel is now out. It was a good read, but hard to take in because I already knew what eventually happens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Wanda Cooper | 2/6/2014

    " OH My...this explains it...I read "Upper Room" first enjoyed it but too many unanswered questions...once I read this one most questions were answered and I could say...now I understand... "

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