Saturday, November 8, 2014

In the field of grace, By Tessa Afshar-Book Review

Back Cover Reads:
"Without wealth or family, the widow Ruth left her people and followed Naomi, her beloved Hebrew mother-in-law, to rebuild Naomi's home in Israel. Provisions gone and starvation at the door, Ruth used all that she had left--a strong back and a willing heart--to gather grain in a field, abandoned after the harvest.
Tormented by others, Ruth is shocked to find the owner of the field watching her. Talking to her. Bringing food to her and Naomi. Boaz tells himself his kindness toward Ruth is repayment for the love she has shown to his cousin Naomi. But his heart knows better.
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There's nothing like a good biblical fiction that makes you open your bible to read what's really written.
A beautiful retelling of the story of Ruth, (fictionally) filling in the gaps and giving you a better picture of how it may of played out. The author did a wonderful job writing all the characters in this book-they were well thought out.
Tessa did an amazing job writing biblical and historical facts into the book. I was pulled into the story right from the start, though it was a slower read (filled with details), and even though I obviously know how the story ends, this book held my interest to the very last page.
So in summery; this is a beautifully written story, with well rounded characters. I would definitely recommend this book. 5 out of 5.
 
 "I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review."
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