Ruby's Choice (Ditch Lane Diaries) (Volume 1)

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Dreams, Destiny, and Deliverance The Ditch Lane Diaries follows three childhood friends from college to adulthood. An afternoon adventure uncovers a hidden room and mysterious stones in Campbell Ridge cave unlocking their supernatural powers. A Prophetic Dreamer, a Divine Healer, and a Soul Reader. The prophetic dreamer, Ruby's Choice (book 1) is a coming of age tale of firsts including the angst of falling in love. While in college, Ruby falls in love with Reed and Brent, but senses something amiss and quickly learns of a game the two intends to play. Ruby isn't a pawn and turns the table on them. What she doesn't expect is to fall in love. Ruby's Choice introduces the main characters of the Ditch Lane Diaries series and ends with a supernatural twist catapulting the reader into the second book, Anna's Way. “I fell in love with the time, the place, and most of all with Ruby! She's strong, yet vulnerable, inexperienced, yet not entirely foolish. She reminded me of what it felt like to be young and experiencing love with all its joy and heartache for the very first time. The characters felt real, as did the dialogue, and the hints of supernatural elements added a tempting twist that piques the interest to continue with this different and intriguing series.” “Jones' ability to articulate what it feels like to fall in love and what love is, quickened my heart rate and put words to emotions I have only felt before. The characters are strong and well thought out. The dialogue matched seamlessly with how characters felt and acted. If you enjoy romance novels without a lot of self-made drama or are just looking for a good romance, this is the book for you.” "The Ditch Lane Diaries series has it all and is easily one of my favorites! I am a forever fan of D.F. Jones! If you like drama, romance, betrayal, and jealousy, then this book is for you!!!" "The Ditch Lane Diaries satiated the starving bookworm in me!"

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D. F. Jones began her career as a broadcast consultant at the ABC Affiliate in Nashville, which led her to open an advertising agency. Over the years, she’s created many campaigns for clients and still enjoys developing marketing materials. However, in December of 2010, she became a caregiver for her parents. There’s nothing quite like facing mortality to shake up one’s life. D.F. Jones downsized her ad agency and began writing her first novel in the late Fall of 2014. Writing is a source of creative expression for D.F. Jones, but it also releases stress. Writing takes her to a place where anything is possible, and fiction takes her to a place made of dreams. Whether it’s angels and demons, time travel adventures or witches and wizards, D.F. Jones books are full of action and drama along with romantic elements. D. F. Jones is happily married to the love of her life and best friend. They have two beautiful sons whom she loves and adores more than life itself. She loves to laugh, and her husband keeps her in stitches! She’s a fan of the Tennessee Titans and enjoys working in her flower gardens. Hugs!

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5 Star Review Online Book Club Jones' ability to articulate what it feels like to fall in love and what love is quickened my heart rate and put words to emotions I have only felt before. The characters are strong and well thought out. The dialogue matched seamlessly with how characters felt and acted. If you enjoy romance novels without a lot of self-made drama or are just looking for a good romance this is the book for you.

5 Star Review Reader OMG, WOW, What a great book!I've been asked to write an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone affiliated with this book.
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This is the first book I have read by this author and it definitely won't be the last. Ruby and her friends are gifted with special powers after their visit in a cave and Ruby can see the future. She has these dreams of life and death. She has dreams of an intense make out session with a hot guy, Reed, who plays on her brother's baseball team just before Reed and his friend Brent walk into her store. The boys start to fight over her and she is a bit confused until Brent explains the "Tap it" game to her. She decides to play along with their game. Reed claims he is not playing and watches as Ruby grows closer to Brent. Who will Ruby choose? Does Brent love her? Does she love Reed?
I loved this book. The ending was awesome. The characters reality you into the story. I love Ruby. She loves to speak her mind and she is so much fun. I look forward to reading the next book.5 Star Rating Reader Unique and flowed so well I forgot I was reading!Ruby's Choice was the first book I have read by D.F. Jones. Ruby's Choice was an amazing book full of drama, mystery, obstacles, secrets, love, and friends! This book really does have it all. One thing I really enjoyed was that there were two different stories going on at the same time. D.F. Jones really impressed me. I absolutely loved all the characters and that is always a huge plus! It is hard to enjoy a book when there is a character in it that you can not stand.

I felt like I was watching a movie! This book was so entertaining and fun to read. I picked this book up and had it read within a few hours. I absolutely LOVE, love triangles so I ate this book up. A lot of people hate love triangles, and I have even witnessed a few people leaving books bad reviews just for the fact that they do not like love triangles. In my opinion, they make the book more fun. You are more into the relationships and you even pick a team in hopes that the person picks the boy or girl that you like better too. Love triangles are extremely frustrating and I totally feel for all the people involved,but I just love them. I already mentioned this above, but I did love how the author had Ruby's boy problems and the stone mystery going on at the same time. While reading, I had completely forgotten about the girls and their stones until the end when Ruby and the girls bring it up again. We do get a little insight on the stones and what they mean at the end! So you definitely have to read the book to see what boy Ruby picks and what the girls are destined for. You should also read this book to check out what kind of game "Tap It" is! But to be honest, you just need to read this book!

I couldn't put this book down once I started it. The ending was such a crazy twist I did not see coming. This book was so good! Ruby was such a strong character she didn't take crap from anyone and when it came to the game she was the one calling the shots. I fell in love with Reed. This love story had me in an emotional roller-coaster towards the end I had my ugly crying face on lol.  I really loved all the characters in this book they all have a special place in my heart. I really enjoyed this book and it's the perfect coming of age story with a splash of paranormal in it.

-SandraTheBookWorm

Grab yourself a mint julep, a comfy chair and a shady spot in the yard, because you won't want to put this book down. It defines the bond of girlfriends, family, friends and first love. It shows young readers that they too can set boundaries for themselves that sets their moral compass for life. It also reminds all of us that love is there. Grab it, cleave to it. You are gonna fall in love with this community, Rudy and Reed. I can't wait to meet the rest of the characters!
Debra Shultz

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