Rescuing Ruby!!

What a surprise!!



We were told by the publisher that the book would be on Amazon in about 3 – 5 days.

Imagine my shock when my sweet friend Shelby texted me hours after the publisher told us that, to say she had just ordered it!!


So friends!!  Finally!!

Rescuing Ruby can now be ordered on Amazon!!

And by the way, did you know that Amazon donates a portion of each sale to a charitable cause of their choice, if you sign up with  Signing up does not increase your purchase price!!  Amazon just gives each buyer the joy of donating to a 501c3.

And did you know that InternationalVoiceOf TheOrphan is one of Amazon’s Charitable listings?  Woot! Woot!

The only trick is that each time you open Amazon to purchase anything, you have to sign on through  Any purchase you make, regardless of what it is, can be bought on Smile.Amazon.   So the sweet thing is, that whatever you purchase on Amazon will go to IVO from itself!  Meaning that orphans will eat, medical procedures will be sponsored and special needs treasures will be cared for!   No matter what you purchase!!  How cool is that?

And over here we call that a win/win.

So if you happen near your window, and listen closely, you will likely hear the squeals of joy coming from Phoenix!

I am so grateful for each of you who have prayed for Ruby.  Some of you began praying in June of 2011.  Some have joined in more recently.  And special thanks to all who have prayed for me as I wrote. You are all part of Ruby’s story!  I am humbled that the Lord has allowed me this amazing privilege.  

Thank you sweet friends for cheering me on! You guys, as I’ve said all along, are the BEST!

PS…I will also have copies with me as we travel and speak this summer on our Meet Ruby tour!  The tour schedule will be posted soon!


17 thoughts on “Rescuing Ruby!!

  1. That’s wonderful! I just looked at the Amazon page — do you plan to have a kindle version in the future? I’m so excited to read this book!

  2. Linny,
    Just ordered the book! Can’t wait to read it!!!!!
    So excited that you are a published author.

    1. Mary, It really is quite crazy to think it’s done and it’s published and it’s on Amazon and can be found around the world!! God is so faithful!! I can’t wait for people to read what really happened!

  3. Linny–
    Is there anyway I can get an autographed copy of the book for a young friend who’s life is very similar to your Emma’s? Larra is on her second international mission trip right now and has dedicated her life to this work. Her grandmother is hosting a gathering when she gets back and I’d love to take an autographed copy of your book as a gift. I thought I saw a place that offered autographed copies but can’t find it now. Is that possible? Thanks in advance for input.

    1. Pam, I would be tickled to send you an autographed copy!! I have some on their way to me as I type…and I would be happy to drop it in the mail to you with a note to this precious girl who is giving her life away!! Just email me at and put in subject: Larra’s book We can work out the details then!! Yay!!

      1. Thank you so much! That would be wonderful. Will get the info to you tomorrow! (Going out the door for church or I’d do it now!)

  4. Thank you for sharing the miracles God did in Rescuing Ruby. Finished it tonight and was struck with the very spiritual battle at the heart of adoption. You could have been hopelessly discouraged and God sustained your faith in His goodness. Tomorrow night sometime, a board on the other side of the world is determining if we can bring home two orphans to be orphans no longer. So encouraged by the Scripture you shared in the book. Waiting on a word from our Heavenly Father who sets the lonely in families.

    1. Oh Anna!! Dw, the kids and I will pray today as we drive that God will be glorified as He DOES set the lonely in families!! He is faithful. He who has called you, will surely bring it to pass. xo

  5. I am still praying for Ruby Grace and am so glad to be a part of her story. Heard about the book today and came back to search the blog and am amazed at all you have done. I still think about her… I still do what I do because of her.. and a still she’d a few tears for her. God bless you all and my little amazing Ruby Grace who makes all I do worthwhile in the long run. God is amazing. I needed this reminder today.

    1. Oh so good to hear from you Trina!! I just sent you an email! We are so thankful for what you did to help rescue our Ruby!! You are mentioned in Rescuing Ruby, because your part was part of God’s miraculous rescue! Thank you and big hugs from Phoenix!!

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