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Through the pain of separation and poverty, Ruth was to become part of the fulfillment of prophecy—and find true love on her own doorstep—in this biblical novel.
Paperback, 278 pages
Published September 30th 1986 by Living Books (first published September 16th 1986)
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Feb 26, 2014 Deba rated it it was amazing
"A love story both human and divine! A young Moabite is now a widow. Refusing to return to her parents, Ruth follows her mother-in-law to the Holy Land. There she exhibits a loyalty that softens the bitter old woman, and draws the admiration of a fine Hebrew man. From her faithfulness will usher the line of Messiah".Quote from Powells books Comments: Excellent read. I love this author, and want to read all her books.
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I was surprised that I read this in 2.5 hours! It was so easy to read, with no gap filler - just a really nice, simple story that kept my interest the whole way through. I will be adding this to my "keepers" list.
Apr 16, 2012 Vickie rated it it was amazing
This was a great book. The author lives right here in the Florence area. I think anyone who has an interest in "the rest of the story" of some Bible stories should investigate Ellen Gunderson Traylor's historically accurate books.
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I loved this story. I read the bible version first and I love all the details added to make this an interesting story.
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Well researched and lots of historical detail. Very enjoyable.
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Ellen Gunderson Traylor, "America's Foremost Biblical Novelist," is a gifted storyteller who brings characters of the Bible to life. Her many bestselling novels have sold about a million copies in English, with numerous foreign translations.

In addition to writing bestselling novels, Traylor has been a magazine/newspaper columnist and correspondent. An award-winning feature writer, Traylor has wri
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