Monday, February 27, 2017

"Redeeming Grace" by Jill Eileen Smith

Book Info: 
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.

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Author Info: 

Jill Eileen Smith is the author of Desert Princess (ebook short) #1 Loves of King Solomon series, the Wives of the Patriarchs series, the upcoming Daughters of the Promised Land series, and the bestselling author of the Wives of King David series. When she isn't writing, she can often be found reading, biking, traveling, spending time with friends, or snugging her feline writing buddy Tiger. She especially enjoys spending time with her family. 

To learn more about Jill or for more information about her books, visit her website at You can also contact Jill at She loves hearing from her readers.

My Review: 

"Redeeming Grace" by Jill Eileen Smith is the third book in the (Daughters Of the Promised Land) series. It is Ruth's Story. Just like all the other books written by Jill Eileen Smith, this book had my interest from beginning till end.     

"Redeeming Grace" is divided into three parts, Naomi's and her family's move into Moab because of the famine in Bethlehem and then Ruth's story and then the move back to Bethlehem.

This story is written so well that even though this reader knew the story of Ruth and Naomi and Boaz, I now understand the story with more understanding and sympathy for all the people involved .  Jill Eileen Smith's writing is written with well researched history and much thought out character development. 

This book had the tears falling in places, yes I knew sadness happened in the story in the Bible, but this book described the happenings so well that I could actually seen them in my mind. 

I don't need to say much but I am sure if you know the Biblical story of Ruth you know how the story ends and how the title fits the story but I  am gonna say you need to read "Redeeming Grace" by Jill Eileen Smith and really appreciate all that Ruth gave up when she said  “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me."

Jill Eileen Smith writes Biblical Fiction that really brings the Bible to life.

I am giving "Redeeming Grace" five stars. 

I was given a complementary copy by the author. 

These opinions are my mine.

1 comment:

  1. Following God can lead us to our Boaz and I await mine as I strive to follow God.