A Virtuous Woman Characters

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Jack Stokes is a tenant farmer, who works land for the Hoover family. Jack is the child of a strong, unaffectionate woman and a Christian father. Jack's mother died when he was just fourteen, leaving him cynical of his father's faith. When his father dies in a tractor accident, Jack is further convinced that there is no God, at least not the God his father always preached about. However, these tragedies do nothing to chase Jack off the land he has worked his whole life. This land does not belong to Jack, but he feels in his heart that it should and that one day it will.

Jack Stokes meets Ruby Woodrow one morning while he is helping the Hoovers prepare the house and its grounds for their daughter's wedding. Ruby is working for Mrs. Hoover cleaning the house. Jack talks to Ruby for a few...

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