Twelve-year-old Ruby Clyde Hendersons life turns upside down the day her mothers 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 Eleanors 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 ownsecrets that might mean more hard times for Ruby.Its not going to be easy for Ruby Clyde and Eleanor to heal old wounds, face the past, and learn to trust each other. But with enough little pieces of love, they might be able to bring their family together again and learn that paradise isnt a place?its the feeling of being home.Corabel Shofners Almost Paradise is a bighearted novel about trust, belonging, and the struggles and joys of loving one another.