BOOK: Raising Jess A Story of Hope

Raising Jess: A Story of Hope

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Raising Jess

A powerful, heart-warming page-turner by award-winning author Vickie Rubin.

The news that Vickie and Mitch’s daughter had a rare chromosome deletion and, in their scenario, a significant, life-changing diagnosis does not mean the end of their family; it is the beginning of a new and beautiful life.

 Vickie’s daughter, Jessica, changed her destiny from a woman with no clear career goals to an experienced mom who became a well-known regional advocate and champion for others, helping thousands of families navigate the special education systems.

Written with compassion, honesty, and humor, it is a beautiful, heartwarming story of family and gives a glimpse into the unique perspectives of parents,  grandparents, and siblings.

Readers’ Favorite recognizes “Raising Jess” by Vickie Rubin in its annual international book award contest, currently available at

The Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities.

Local Stores with Signed Copies of Raising Jess

Spruce on Main – Snyder

Village Designs Boutique- East Amherst

The Bookworm & BW Gifts- East Aurora

Dog Ears Bookstore- South Buffalo

Town and Country Gift – Clarence Hollow

Kazoo II – Ellicottville, NY

Raising Jess A Story of Hope

“This is an unflinching look at motherhood and marriage.” Raising Jess A Story of Hope by Vickie Rubin is the powerful story of one family’s survival when faced with adversity. Written with compassion, honesty, and humor, it tells of a family changed forever by the birth of a child with special needs, and their courageous decision to choose hope.


Couldn’t Put it Down! Raising Jess is an amazing book! I started it at 9 pm and stayed up all night to finish it in one sitting. Vickie Rubin’s writing is masterful! Highly recommend!” – Mike S.

Vickie Rubin’s writing is authentic and captivating; I did not want to stop reading. There is something for everyone in her story. Whether you are a parent, whether you work with children with developmental disabilities, whether you love reading anything Buffalo, or whether you generally enjoy reading about family life, this is a phenomenal read. Ann

“This is an inspiring story of tragedy and triumph, brilliantly and powerfully told. I highly recommend it. I have ordered extra copies as gifts to people I love” Ashley Adams, Author.

 Amazing book The book is an inspiring story of love, hope, and devotion, where the power of the human spirit is celebrated.” Ellen P.

Beautifully written and a must-read for anyone that knows someone with disabilities or wants to know a family’s perspective.” Jill G. 

“ Riveting and Inspiring– It was a riveting read. Thank you, Vickie, for letting us peek over your shoulder and into your life! Nancy Berger.

“ I couldn’t put it down in tears. Get yourself a copy of this book—so pure and raw and beautiful” Ashleigh Bussinger.

 “ This is a triumphant tale,” Cathy Shields, Author

“Vickie reveals her Soul to the readerA Must-Read for All” – Lori N. 

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