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Publisher's Summary

Ruby's Soul Food Cafe has been the neighborhood hot spot their whole lives, so it's only fitting that Ruby's is where Debra, Maxine and Renee meet monthly to do what girlfriends do - eat, drink and offer unsolicited advice on life and love. 

Debra Macklin has it all: a successful career, a long marriage, and a happy 12-year-old daughter. But she’s hiding a secret that could not only shatter her perfect image, but destroy her marriage and career. When her secret is spilled, Debra is poised to lose everything she holds dear.

Maxine Donovan is a self-made woman but despite all she earns and owns, she’s on a constant quest for Mr. Right. Handsome, aloof Malcolm Brooks might just be The One, but when Malcolm's attention turns toward her friend instead, Maxine is ready to risk a strong bond to fight for him.

Renee Gladwell left a lucrative job and a handsome boyfriend to nurse her father and Gladwell Books back to health. A temporary stay has turned into four years of struggling with Alzheimer's and a family-owned bookstore that is in no shape to sell. Renee is in limbo, caring for a man who is slowly forgetting his past - including her. When she meets Malcolm Brooks, her life brightens, but is love worth risking a friendship?

Brunch at Ruby’s is a funny, inspiring, soulful look into a lifelong friendship where bonds are bent, but never broken.

©2015-2017 DL White (P)2017 DL White

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Friends are hard to find and harder to keep

I simply loved the story it’s a story of three lifelong best friends. These girlfriends have been through it all together and separately. And through it all they have brunch once a month at Rubys! Friends are truly hard to fine and even harder to keep! I guarantee you you’ll see yourself or one of your girlfriends in the three some. Definitely five stars.

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Great book

This was a great book from start to finish, great narrator, this was the first time reading anything from this author hope to read many more.

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Sister Hood

This book was truly about Sisterhood. It will outline the importance of having true friends. Ones that will have your back no matter what. This was an wonderful experience to read and listen to. Thanks

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Good story with real life drama

I enjoyed this story. First I’ve read from this author. I will say there were some times that I felt the book was a little too detailed and there were some chapters that seemed unnecessary. But overall the friendship of these 3 and the stories they shared beers well written. The narrator could have varied the voices a little more. Sometimes I felt myself thinking “wait who is speaking now?”

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Relatable and funny

This was my first work by DL White, and I love the centralization on the states of life for 3 friends. We all know someone like each of them, and I found myself rooting for each of them to figure it out, even though they all made bonehead decisions! The narrator didn’t quite make the mark for me in inflection and tones in her transitions between the characters, which left me confused a lot as to who was speaking or if it was supposed to represent thoughts. All in all, a great listen.

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Good Food & Friends

This was my first buy this author & it took me a while to give Ruby’s a chance & I’m glad I finally did. I truly enjoyed this book. This was a really good, well-written, art imitating life, story. The characters were witty, genuine, relatable & flawed. By the end, I was rooting for each friend. I’ve add a new author to my list of faves.
Fantastic job!

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Just Okay

This book is just okay. I didn’t really like any of the characters, the women were annoying and childish in their own separate ways. If your looking for a dysfunctional friend story this may be for you. It’s not the greatest book, but definitely not a waste. I really liked “Dinner at Sam’s”, and it refers to many characters in this book, so definitely worth the listen.

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Heartwarming

Such A loving heartwarming family story that take us through the trials and tribulations of 3 long life friends and their families....

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Wonderful Story!

Really enjoyed this book. The storyline flowed nicely and I felt that I knew each woman personally. I could see a little of myself in Max, Renee, and Deborah. I smiled and teared up at times as the women went through real life issues but ultimately realized that true friendship conquers all.

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It was okay..

This book was okay. Narrator was good. I felt the author gave too many details about little things, 'I grabbed my phone, swiped up to answer, etc". I maybe the only one that noticed that. I felt Maxine was very immature, Deborah needed to take more responsibility for her actions and Renee took to long to grow a backbone. Would I listen to this again, nah, I would listen to another book by the author.

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