In this book both Ruth and Boaz share their story from their perspectives. Afshar always works the scriptural foundations into her books too, another thing I love!
It could be because this story has always been one of my personal favorites. However, Tessa out did her prior books, unless it is just my predisposition for this particular love story. It isn't just the love story between Ruth and Boaz, but us and God. Many people don't see the love that God shows us through this true life story, but I always have. That is why I have always loved it so, and I am glad to read a book that shows it so well!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
TESSA AFSHAR was voted "New Author of the Year" by the Family Fiction sponsored Reader's Choice Award 2011 for her novel Pearl in the Sand. She was born in Iran, and lived there for the first fourteen years of her life. She moved to England where she survived boarding school for girls and fell in love with Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte, before moving to the United States permanently. Her conversion to Christianity in her twenties changed the course of her life forever. Tessa holds an MDiv from Yale University where she served as co-chair of the Evangelical Fellowship at the Divinity School. She has spent the last thirteen years in full-time Christian work.
ABOUT THE BOOK
But God has other plans for her life. While everyone considers Ruth an outcast, she is astounded to find one of the most honored men of Judah showing her favor. Long since a widower and determined to stay that way, Boaz is irresistibly drawn to the foreign woman with the 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.
Based on the biblical account of Ruth, In the Field of Grace is the story of a love that ultimately changes the course of Israel's destiny and the future of the whole world.
If you would like to read the first chapter of In The Field of Grace, go HERE.
Tessa can be reached through the Contact link on her Website
The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0802410979