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Book Review: Redeeming Grace

Again, something for the history lover.


The publisher’s blurb:

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.

What I thought of the book:

A wonderfully researched story set in Biblical times. The details the author provides really bring this story to life, pulling the reader in and creating the ancient world for the reader’s imagination. Again I am finding myself reading a few books into a series, but this is one that carries its own weight, as it should in this case.

It took me a few chapters to get my interest into this book. I wasn’t that familiar with the story of Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz in the first place, so it was a little hard for the book to keep my attention in spots. Maybe it’s because I personally didn’t connect that easily with the characters?

Aside from my personal reading experience – which is just my opinion! – this is a very well-written book. I have put it aside with the intention of rereading it again in a few months, because I would love to really connect with it and enjoy what the author worked so hard to bring about.

Should you purchase this? I say yes – do it. But first read the two previous books in this series!



**I was sent this copy from Revell Books in exchange for my fair and honest opinion.**



Syd is a Midwestern girl who doesn’t think the term “girl” is sexist in the least – especially after she left her 20s. She holds a huge love for history (from WWI through the end of WWII, Victorian, Regency, and Elizabethan eras), some science fiction, and likes to pass the time reading, working with photography and needlework, and writing things. Lots of things. Syd likes to dance, too, but she looks like an utter goob doing so!

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