This was a good book. Of course you go into it knowing the general plot-line, but that didn't spoil it because I was intrigued at how she would develop these characters. I think I had some pre-conceived ideas about the real Ruth and the book really challenged those. I had to go back to the Bible and verify what facts we do have on these characters - which might have been the point. The character who is based on Ruth's husband was a bit of a scoundrel and I thought the book dwelt a bit much on his extramarital affairs.
Liz Higgs has on several occasions written about Scottland in this time period and she handles that era in a very insightful way. You can click on the book trailer below for a sneak peak.
The book only covers Chapter 1:1-18, so it was just getting good! I would like to read the sequel and see what happens next!
Okay - now for the really fun part! I get to do a giveaway! I am giving away a free copy of the book Here Burns My Candle! So, in order to be entered in the giveaway:
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This book was provided by WaterBrook Multnomah for the purposes of review only.