When famine visits Bethlehem, Boaz holds out hope for rain while his relative Elimelech moves his wife Naomi and their sons to Moab. For a while, it appears the Lord is blessing Elimelech’s family, and his sons marry two lovely Moabite women. But calamities strike, one after another, leaving Naomi alone in a foreign land with only her childless daughters-in-law for comfort. When news reaches Naomi that the famine in Bethlehem has lifted, only Ruth will hazard the journey to her mother-in-law’s homeland. Destitute and downhearted, Naomi resigns herself to a life of bitter poverty, but Ruth holds out hope for a better future. And Boaz may be the one God has chosen to provide it.
Combining meticulous research with her endless imagination, Jill Eileen Smith gorgeously renders one of the most beautiful stories in Scripture. Readers will adore this third installment of the inspiring Daughters of the Promised Land series.
Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling author of The Crimson Cord, The Prophetess, The Wives of King David series, the Wives of the Patriarchs series, and the ebook novellas The Desert Princess, The Shepherdess, and Daughter of the Nile. Her research into the lives of biblical women has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan. Learn more at http://www.jilleileensmith.com.
The story of Ruth has always been one of my favorites. I have enjoyed other novels based on her story and they have all been equally tremendous. It is hard to read a novel that is similar to what you have read before but different in so many ways. I found myself comparing this book to others I have read in the past and that was completely unfair of me. This is book is amazing. It tells the story in great detail and makes your heart ache for Ruth and Naomi.
This is a tale of loss, enduring love and redemption. In this version we find out so much more about Boaz and his late wife Adi, the reasons why Naomi and her family left Bethlehem and so much more. This book is full of so much. It has you rooting for the famine to end, it has your heart breaking when Naomi not only loses her husband but her sons as well. But it in the end she is full, she is happy and she has everything she could possibly want.
It is an amazing story if you haven’t read or heard the bible story of Ruth, sorry for the spoilers! But you need to go read it now! 🙂 Or read this book!!! The book of Ruth is an uplifting story that has to be read!!! So go….go on now… and read it! 🙂
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