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Ruby (Dakotah Treasures Book #1) [Kindle Edition]

Lauraine Snelling
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A New Dakotah Territory Saga From Bestselling Author Lauraine Snelling!

Book 1 of Dakotah Treasures. Author Lauraine Snelling once again takes readers west to the untamed land of Dakota Territory, introducing new characters both unique and appealing. Ruby Torvald and her young sister, Opal, have received an inheritance from their long-lost father who left home years ago to seek his fortune in the Black Hills. When they leave their comfortable situation in Chicago and arrive at the mining town of Medora to claim their inheritance, the sisters discover that rather than the legacy of gold they expected, their father has left them a shocking bequest. Ruby's bold determination in the face of scandal leads the reader on a journey both heartwarming and inspiring.

About the Author

Lauraine Snelling is an award-winning author of over 30 books, both fiction and non fiction for adults and young adults. She has two horse series for young teen girls, the GOLDEN FILLY SERIES and HIGH HURDLES. Lauraine is also the author of the popular RED RIVER OF THE NORTH and RETURN TO RED RIVER series set in North Dakota in the past part of the 19th century.

Besides writing both books and articles, Lauraine teaches at writer's conferences across the country and has an active speaking career. She and husband Wayne have two grown sons, four grand dogs and live in the country where Lauraine can garden, sew, do crafts, cross stitch, enjoy her birds and eventually have a horse again.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 526 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0764222228
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (Aug. 1 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007P3QQVC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,140 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars An audacious woman's life in Little Misery July 26 2013
By S Svendsen TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
It is 1882 and Ruby Torvald, 20, and her sister Opal, 9, have been living a charmed life in upper class New York City. Their mother died when giving birth to Opal and their grandmother raised them until her death. Their father Per took off, following the “go west young man” ethos, leaving his children with the well-to-do Brandon’s where Ruby was made useful working herself up to become governess of their four young children. The Torvald girls felt loved, appreciated and secure with the Brandon’s ; they were all like one happy family.

There has been scant news from per Torvald and Ruby feels he has neglected his daughters. Then one day arrives his letter, from an obscure outpost called Little Missouri, Dakota Territory. He begs forgiveness for his neglect and says he is at death’s door. He encloses railroad tickets and bids them come so he can see them before his passing. He refers to an inheritance that awaits them. Ruby remembers the closeness she had with her dad while growing up and she yearns to see him while he still draws breath. Soon she boards the train with her little sister, being bound for Little Missouri.

It turns out that Little Missouri—also called Little Misery—is a tiny settlement hardly bearing any of the graces she is used to from New York. When she asks for directions to Dove House, her father’s hotel, she is met with hostility by the womenfolk. She soon discovers that Dove House is a den of intemperate, brawling, raucous and lascivious mortals. Ruby reunites with her father on his deathbed. Her inheritance consists of Dove House, some money and a treasure concealed on the premises. But, to complicate matters, she has a competitor, her father's sweetheart, Belle, a bawdy, overbearing woman who is intent on maintaining her position as heir-apparent.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read. Feb. 28 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book was very good. Not too predictable. I look forward to the other books in the series.
Enjoyed having it on my ipad.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ruby by Lauraine Snelling July 18 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Wonderful, kept me reading and reading into the night. Can not wait to read book 2!
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4.0 out of 5 stars An exciting beginning.....a promising series April 22 2004
Format:Paperback
Ruby has gone West to see her dying father and to claim her inheritance only to find that a huge surprise and disappointment await her and her little 9 yr. old sister. She cannot even call Little Missouri a town or civilization, but that is just the beginning. Bridging the gap from New York to the wild Dakotas may take more than she has inside her. Snelling does a great job building the setting for the characters for this and future books. I am already reading book two, "Pearl" which hopefully will build on book one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read ! April 13 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and living the adventures of Ruby at the Dove House... it kept you captivated . I felt like I was there with Ruby and her little sister. Can't wait to read Pearl!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ruby March 3 2004
Format:Paperback
This is a book that kepts you very involved the story. This book is one that I will read again and have already shared with others to read. I would like to know the names of the other two that is in this series.
Merle Hardee
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