Historical Fiction, Review

Redeeming Grace by Jill Eileen Smith

Redeeming Grace by Jill Eileen SmithOne devoted woman is about to discover the power of love

When famine visits Bethlehem, some hold out hope for rain, while Naomi and her family make a long journey to Moab in search of greener pastures. The harvest there is plentiful, and for a time it appears the Lord is blessing them. But when calamities strike, one after another, Naomi is left alone in a foreign land with only her widowed daughters-in-law for comfort.

Downhearted and destitute, Naomi is determined to return to Bethlehem alone. But her daughter-in-law Ruth refuses to leave her side. Despite the fact that she and Naomi will almost certainly live out their days in widowhood and poverty, Ruth holds out hope for a better future . . . and maybe even a second chance at love.

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My Thoughts

The biblical account of Ruth is roughly three pages long yet through research and imagination, Jill Eileen Smith has crafted an intriguing and engaging novel that honors the scriptures while entertaining and encouraging readers.

This rich story is told from the perspectives of Naomi, Boaz, and Ruth. The detailed descriptions of historical customs and cultures in Israel and Moab provide a vivid backdrop and give readers a deeper understanding of the struggles endured during that time.

Redeeming Grace delivers both entertainment and spiritual depth. I look forward to reading more titles from Jill Eileen Smith!

I requested the opportunity to read and review this title through Revell Reads. The opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Jill Eileen Smith is the author of the bestselling Wives of King David series, The Crimson Cord, and The Prophetess, as well as the Wives of the Patriarchs and the Loves of King Solomon series.

Her research has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times.

She lives with her family in southeast Michigan.

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Also Available

Daughters of the Promised Land series

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Loves of King Solomon series (ebook shorts)

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The Wives of the Patriarchs series

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The Wives of King David series

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