Ray of Hope

  • by Vanessa Davis Griggs
  • Narrated by Patricia R. Floyd
  • 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Vanessa Davis Griggs pens compelling tales eagerly devoured by fans. Here spoiled teens Crystal and Sahara get sent to live with their grandmother, Ma Ray, for a summer without cell phones, Internet, or boys. Upset their summer is ruined, the girls attempt to rebel against their grandmother’s strict rules. But they don’t succeed, because Ma Ray was once a wild child like her granddaughters—and she knows every trick in the book.


What the Critics Say

“[A] sassy inspirational tale …” (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

That Missing Old School Grandma... She's Back!

Where does Ray of Hope rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Great book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Grandma. Yess. Loved her.

What does Patricia R. Floyd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great voice that made the book wonderful.

If you could rename Ray of Hope, what would you call it?

Perfect how it is.

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- A. Montgomery

Ray Of Hope

Author: Vanessa Davis Griggs
Published By: Dafina
Age Recommended: YA+
Rating: 5
Reviewed by: Arlena Dean


"Ray of Hope" by Vanessa Davis Griggs was another wonderful novel.This beautiful story of a seventy-five year old grandmother who kept her two granddaughters during the summer who had some major issues she had to deal with. This grandmother who was called Ma Ray was deeply rooted in memories of her own past and common sense and with all of this she was there to help her two granddaughters.

This novel was definitely one of those that once I started reading "Ray of Hope" I could not put it down until I finished...so 4 and 1/2 hours later...I finished a truly wonderful, beautiful well written book. This was truly a read that you you will see in the end that the granddaughters maturing and seeing things in life quite differently.

The characters are something...from Ma Ray, Sahara, Crystal, Lenora, Andre, June Bug, Erin and a few others... making this novel simply off the chart a good read. If you have never read any of Ms. Vanessa Davis Griggs reads...be sure to pick this one up. You will not be sorry.

Ray of Hope is about a grandmother trying to give advice to her out of control granddaughters. "Each time the girls were in a predicament, Ma Ray always had a solution." Ma Ray wanted the girls to have a positive outlook on life and not move on only impulse and most of all the granddaughters learned that their grandmother was not a push over...being unable to pull crazy stuff with her. YES! What a grandmother.. that always had a good solution. Now, this is where I say you must pick up this read "Ray of Hope."

"Ray of Hope" is a story definitely that will benefit today's youth(teens) and I would highly recommend this for a excellent read for all.
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- Arlena

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-24-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books