Out of Silence by Ruby Monroe is the story of an emotionally, physically, sexually, and mentally abused young woman who rose above her situation, turned her life around and wrote her novelized life story. Ruby, a pretty, innocent teenager, went on a cruise with her friend to celebrate her upcoming 16th birthday.
This was a captivating story, at the beginning hard to read the description of the abuse Ruby experienced and puzzling why she endured it for so long, but once getting into it I read it in one seating. It is a story of resilience, courage and determination. Very inspiring!
Monroe tells of one woman’s struggles with domestic abuse in this debut novel. In Toronto, on Ruby’s 16th birthday in 1955, she meets her future husband, Jason, during a nighttime cruise on Lake Ontario. He convinces her to have sex early in their courtship.