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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  93 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Hardcover, 287 pages
Published 1954 by Doubleday
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Always enjoy fictional history. Love how the story of Ruth just popped for me and love the love story.

Great read - easy to follow and good story line.

Jul 15, 2007 Jeni rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Historical Fiction lovers
This was a enjoyable & quick read. It's a story of Ruth & Naomi in the Bible. Obviously the story is fictional, but I'm not sure how accurate it is in regards to the historical background at the time & the cultural expectations. However, it brings to life the characters. It's good in the sense that it makes the story alive in your mind, but it could be bad in the sense that it gives you preconceived notions about the characters in the story. So be sure to separate that in your mind b ...more
Nice account of the story of Ruth and Naomi. Probably more fiction than fact, but I enjoy historical fiction as it often gives "legs" to the more sparse Biblical accounts, and makes me consider more deeply what life would have been like for the people living at that time. In particular, for Ruth, from the hated Moabite race, joining Israel.
Not really the story of Ruth. Not a bad work of fiction, not a great one. A very middling work of fiction with interesting characters, lots of intrigue and a happy ending. Just not the story from the Bible. A quick weekend read.
Very interesting fictional account of the events in the Book of Ruth. Seems to be well researched on the Law and the customs of the time.
There's a lot of embellishment on the Biblical story, but I enjoyed it for what it is, a work of fiction.
The novelization of the Book of Ruth from the Bible. It is well written and exciting.
classic love story. this mans combination of fact and fiction is amazing.
Most definitely one of the most beautiful love stories ever.
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Frank Gill Slaughter , pen-name Frank G. Slaughter, pseudonym C.V. Terry, was an American novelist and physician whose books sold more than 60 million copies. His novels drew on his own experience as a doctor and his interest in history and the Bible. Through his novels, he often introduced readers to new findings in medical research and new medical technologies.

Slaughter was born in Washington, D
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