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.
- ISBN-13: 9780800720360
- ISBN-10: 0800720369
- Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
- Publish Date: February 2017
- Page Count: 368
Series: Daughters of the Promised Land #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-12-12
- Reviewer: Staff
Smith (Wives of King David), beloved for her biblical fiction bringing new life to women from the pages of Scripture, turns her imagination to Ruth, a Moabite who returns with her mother-in-law, Naomi, to Israel. Naomi lost her husband and two sons in Moab after moving there to avoid famine in their hometown of Bethlehem. Readers familiar with the tale will enjoy this retelling of the love story between Ruth and Boaz, a kinsman who redeems the lost familys land and finds a worthy wife in the process. Smiths attention to detail regarding Moab and Israels feasts and laws makes the narrative believable without distracting from the engrossing narrative. Side plots such as that of Hamul and Hava will please readers deeply familiar with Scripture. Those who dont know the story will learn a lot about ancient Bible lands, practices of the Jewish faith, and love and redemption in Smiths fine rendition of this much-loved story. Agent: Wendy Lawton, Books & Such Literary (Feb.)