Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Book Review and Giveaway!

I'm so excited to be part of the blog tour for Heather Moore's new novel, Ruth. I've loved all of her other books that feature biblical characters and this one is no exception.

In this book, the author presents the lives of Ruth and Boaz in parallel chapters. It helps the reader to get to know them before they meet, and really shows how their life experiences, trials, and sorrows, shape them and their worldview. The expansion on what could have happened when they met and how their love story began was so plausible to me because of the details and logical perspective the author offers. I love how real and relatable the characters are and the depth of emotion that is shown between Ruth and her mother-in-law Naomi, as well as Ruth and Boaz. One of the places where Ms. Moore excels is in her descriptions of the setting and what life was really like back then culturally, politically, and just everyday, and this book is no different. Her careful research sets this story apart and will keep readers glued to the page.

This is a story of sorrow and faith, love and joy, and is so beautifully written that it brings these people to life and will stay with you long after you've finished reading. It's definitely a hard one to put down!

Be sure to scroll all the way down and enter the giveaway!

You can get your copy here

Here's the back copy

Master storyteller and best-selling author H.B. Moore brings to life the biblical account of Ruth as never before in this vivid retelling of her courageous and faithful life.

Following the death of Ruth’s husband, she finds herself at a crossroads. Rather than return to her family and hometown, the young widow makes a remarkable decision: she will remain with her mother-in-law, Naomi, as her caretaker and companion.

Together, the two widows boldly leave behind the lives they knew in the land of Moab and make their way to Bethlehem, arriving downtrodden and destitute. Though Ruth works day and night to provide for Naomi, it is ultimately through the kindness and generosity of Boaz that the two women find respite from their trials. As Ruth comes to know Boaz, she finds that her broken heart is beginning to heal in ways she could never have imagined. But when a question of inheritance threatens any hope of a life with Boaz, Ruth may have to give up the last piece of her heart in order to secure her future.

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