Review – Ruby Moon

By the Light of the Moon Blog + Review Tour
Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for the By the Light of the Moon series by Jenny Knipfer, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Ruby MoonTitle: Ruby Moon
Series: By the Light of the Moon #1
Author: Jenny Knipfer
Release Date: December 2019
Genre: Inspirational Historical Romance

Ruby Moon embodies a tale of grief, guilt, and romance set on the shores of Lake Superior in Ontario during the mid 1890’s. Jenay, a young woman of mixed French and Ojibwe descent, must survive the trauma of causing a horrific accident. Her maturity accelerates as the challenges of grief, and romance enter the scene.

Amidst this drama, Jenay is caught in a web spun by Renault, a rich, charming man who once threatened ruination of her father’s shipping company but now seeks something even more valuable–Jenay. Renault, her past enemy, suddenly becomes her friend then something more . . . Will she leave the man she loves for this new found affection?

Jenay must find where her strength lies in order to face the challenges life brings her or be washed away like driftwood on the tumultuous shores of Lake Superior. Life’s richest dramas are played out under the banner of two ruby colored moons and become the hidden gems which forge her into a mature strong woman. Jenay realizes God is by her side, using even the harsh events of life to create something precious in her.

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Jenay, the main character in Ruby Moon, is part Ojibwe – Jenny Knipfer is as well; she wrote this book based on her Native American heritage. For most of the book, there are 2 timelines which start out about a year apart and gradually meld into one timeline near the end of the book. I had a hard time getting used to this layout and for a while found myself flipping back to be reminded of the dates. I understand the reason behind it. This method does help build the suspense of the story. 

Jenny Knipfer has developed likeable characters and her plot is intriguing. The book is not without sadness and may bring tears to readers who have experienced some of the same situations. Knipfer deals with some difficult topics which, according to the end notes, she researched before including them in the story.

A discussion guide is included at the end of the book making Ruby Moon a potential choice for a book club. Ruby Moon is the first book in Jenny Knipfer’s By the Light of the Moon series. I look forward to reading other titles in this series. 

Ruby Moon is adult historical fiction. I am not sure I would place it in a K-12 Christian school library. The only reason for this is the description of the birthing process which is probably not appropriate for most teens.

I received a complimentary copy of Ruby Moon. This is my honest review. 


Jenny Knipfer

Jenny Knipfer lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Ken and their pet Yorkie, Ruby. She is also a mom and loves being a grandma. She enjoys many creative pursuits but finds writing the most fulfilling. Her favorite place to relax is by the western shore of Lake Superior, where her novel series, By The Light of the Moon, is set.

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(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and a necklace made by the author!

By the Light of the Moon JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight August 3, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on August 10, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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