Wow, this is incredibly more vivid and descriptive than it was before. I trust that you're doing good things with the editing after reading this through. It was like a whole new experience reading this again with the heavy editing done to it. This makes me even more eager to get my hands on a hard copy now!
Here's something I couldn't help but notice that I have a suggestion for. In the following sentence (Chatper 1, pg.4), "This put undue strain on the relationship and Ruth found her self turning more and more towards her father."
I felt the more and more
could be replaced with something along the lines of: "This put undue strain on the relationship, causing Ruth to turn more towards her father."
It's just a minor suggestion that I thought I'd like to throw out there. Something felt off about that sentence for some reason, and I felt like I had to point it out now. there isn't anything really wrong with it; actually, this would even work, "This put undue strain on the relationship and Ruth found her self turning more
and more towards her father."
You just didn't need that "and more" added in there. Overall, this story is improving greatly, and I can't wait to re-read it!