Two women. All alone. With no provision…Can they find hope in a foreign land?
Ruth leaves her home with a barren womb and an empty future after losing her husband. She forsakes her abusive parents and follows the woman she has grown to love as a true parent, her late husband's mother, Naomi.
Ruth arrives in Israel with nothing to recommend her but Naomi's love. She is destitute, grief-stricken, and unwanted by the people of God.
But God has great plans for her.
While everyone considers Ruth an unworthy outsider, she is shocked to find the owner of the field—one of the wealthiest and most honored men of Judah—is showing her favor. Long since a widower and determined to stay that way, Boaz finds himself irresistibly drawn to the foreign woman with the dark, haunted eyes. He tells himself he is only being kind to his cousin Naomi's chosen daughter when he goes out of his way to protect her from harm, but his heart knows better.
Obstacles. Heartache. Withered dreams. How can God forge love, passion, and new hope between two such different people?
One of the best books that I have read in a long time. The story of Ruth is one of my favorites from the bible and I love how this author was able to portray such a fascinating story into a full-blown novel. She was an amazing woman and this book will have you happy, sad, worried and every other emotion imaginable. I love how Ruth was able to come to pure faith and happiness from nothing. She found and lost love, but was able to carry on with more faith in a God that she didn't grow up worshiping. She shows us that despite the bad things going on in our lives, God is there in so many ways if we just listen.
The love story between Ruth and Boaz is unlike anything you'll ever read. It is true, heartfelt love that goes above and beyond. Both of them have been through so much, but despite all things they were brought together. They both have great faith in the Lord. Their faithfulness to him is humbling and makes me personally want to do better. Their strength and their ability to give everything to the Lord is just amazing. I know that this is a bible story, but the way that it reads it is more of romantic love story between the main characters and God. The childbirth of Obed was a very stressful chapter for me! I was on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen, was she gonna live or die like Judith????? (Boaz's first wife) (Not a spoiler! I promise its in the prologue).
Then once that amazing story was over, it continues with an intriguing epilogue that really wraps up the whole story. It is fascinating to see how some of the main people in the bible are related to each other! Definitely a book worth reading! Loved it from start to finish! Great opener and a great way to finish!! :) :) :)
I will definitely be recommending this book to friends! I have already done so while reading at the coffee shop the other day! The cover is appealing and the synopsis makes you yearn for more. Great book! I look forward to reading more by this author!!!
In the Field of Grace was such a fun novel to read. The author painted a vivid picture of the story of Ruth and Boaz. Although this was a fictional account of their story, it seemed to bring this true story to light in a way I hadn't thought of it before. The language was beautiful. The descriptions were vivid and the characters were relate able. I loved imagining different aspects of their lives, thinking though the feelings and emotions involved and getting to know the locations.Even though I knew the Bible story well, I found myself so eager to read more. I will be looking for more books by Tessa Afshar.