About the Book:
Ruby McCoy is haunted by her father's sins....When Ruby McCoy arrives in Fairplay, her ornate carriage is followed by an entourage who heft steamer trunks, hatboxes, and traveling bags into the hotel, where she has booked the entire second floor. Upon her notorious gangster father's death, the now-wealthy Ruby, hiding under her mother's maiden name, set out to right her father's wrongs. Ruby is determined to spend every penny of the inherited "blood money" on those who paid the price for her father's crimes.Sheriff Rex Truett doesn't trust Ruby and doesn't care who knows it.
The keeper of Fairplay's law and order makes it his business to find out why a stranger; especially a beautiful, spoiled, rich, female stranger; would set up businesses, donate to schools, hire workmen to rebuild houses, and provide access to the best medical care. But when a typhoid epidemic sweeps through the city, he is forced to reconsider. Will Rex blame Ruby for her father's sins? Or will he accept the possibility that she is trying to create; and feel; the peace her father stole?
I love the time period that Healing of the Heart is set in. I watch any and all movies, television shows, and read books that take place during that time period. Poor Ruby, I see her immediately as a girl that is misjudged on many different levels and feels like she has to fix all her father's mistakes. It must be a terrible life to have to live in such a way.
Fairplay, Colorado seems the place for Ruby McCoy to set her hands at just that. It's not long before she is taking inherited money and doing a lot to help the people of Fairplay and help the town, overall. The dynamic between Ruby and Rex shows through in their interactions and its plain to see that Rex is a little annoyed with Ruby but its not long until he has to relies on her more than he wanted to.
This was the first time I read any writings from the author but I absolutely fell in love with the two main characters and the way they played off of each other. It was definitely a strong story line so it could stand on its own but I would really like to see how this series plays out. Love the story and the rich characters.
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