Almost Paradise

Written by Corabel Shofner

Twelve-year-old Ruby Clyde Henderson’s life changes the day her mother’s boyfriend holds up a convenience store, and her mother is wrongly jailed for assisting with the crime. Ruby and her pet pig, Bunny, find their way to her estranged Aunt Eleanor's home. Aunt Eleanor is an ornery nun who lives in the midst of a peach orchard on Paradise Ranch. With a little patience, she and Ruby begin to get along, but Eleanor has secrets of her own―secrets that might mean more hard times for Ruby.

Age Range 10 - 12 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
304
Publisher
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Grade Level 4th - 6th
ISBN
9780374303785
Lexile 730L
Themes