Ruby Sanders is the coming of age story of a young slave girl and her relationship with two very different men, Jared Anderson, the son of a wealthy planter and Mingo Williams, the son of a planter and his slave mistress
The Civil War has ravished the plantations around Atlanta and then news comes from the North that President Lincoln has found a new general who’s willing and able to carry out his scorched earth policy towards the South.
Playmates since children, Jared has vowed to free Ruby and her family but he must also save his own. In order to that, he has come up with a daring plan to move everyone, including Ruby, west to the newly opened Colorado Territories. But there’s a problem. Jared and his family are broke. He’s forced to marry the young impetuous daughter of Henry and Helen Wilkes in order to obtain enough money to carry out his plan.