Monday, June 26, 2017

Review: In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar

Title: In the Field of Grace

Series: Stand-Alone

Author: Tessa Afshar

Genre: Adult, Christian Romance and Historical Fiction

Publication Date: July 1st 2014 by River North 

Format: Paperback

Source. I received this book from Moody Blogger Review Program in exchanged for an honest review.


Without wealth or family, the widow Ruth left her people and followed Naomi, her beloved Hebrew mother-in-law, to rebuild Naomi's home in Israel. Provisions gone and starvation at the door, Ruth used all that she had left--a strong back and a willing heart--to gather grain in a field, abandoned after the harvest.

Tormented by others, Ruth is shocked to find the owner of the field watching her. Talking to her. Bringing food to her and Naomi. Boaz tells himself his kindness toward Ruth is repayment for the love she has shown to his cousin Naomi. But his heart knows better.

*** I received this book by the publishers through the Moody Blogger Review Program. Thank you so much to River North publishing for the opportunity to read and review In the Field of Grace! ***

In the Field of Grace was a beautiful and lovely romance and biblical retelling about Boaz and Ruth. Now I have too tell you the truth I have only read a little bit of Boaz and Ruth story in the bible a couple of times. And I was very intrigued about Ruth and Boaz especially Ruth because she was a woman from Moab where the people in Moab believe and worship other gods and believe in human sacrifice. And I was so captivated by with Ruth because she took the courage and left her home and left everything behind too follow her mother-in-law and become a follower of our heavenly father. I absolutely loved and enjoyed this amazing retelling because it was so full of trails, tribulations, love, faith and lots of hope. I just can feel all the emotions that all the characters was struggling with especially everything that Naomi was going through. Naomi felt that the heavenly father has abandon her because of the terrible losses and grief she was going through and she lost all hope that anything was going to lift her spirt ever again, but Naomi's daughter-in-law Ruth know that the lord and heavenly father has not abandon them and that he is with them in there life. And he is there through there struggles and he hears there prayers he will never stop being there for them or for any of his children's no matter what. I really love reading the very detailed and vivid land of Bethlehem. I just can see the lush and rich land in my mind eyes all the time Mrs. Tessa Afshar describes the land of Bethlehem absolutely breathtaking and very well done. Especially the rich and delicious food that was also describes my belly just rumble reading about the food that sounds soo good to eat. All and all I just could not get enough of reading the world building that was absolutely amazing and very well developed. The characters where also well rounded, diverse and unique in there own way. The writing style was absolutely flawless and beautiful that I absolutely love reading each chapters header because they all had a small scripture from the bible in each chapter headers. I thought it was really brilliant idea to do that on a book. And I remember some of the scripture and some that were really new too me that I love reading them too. As you all can tell I love everything about In the Field of Grace that I am going to try too read more books by Tessa Afshar. Because I think her books will be absolutely amazing and very beautiful like In the Field of Grace!

Tessa Afshar is an award-winning author of historical and biblical fiction. Her novel, Land of Silence was voted by Library Journal as one of five top Christian Fiction titles of 2016, and nominated for the 2016 RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for best Inspirational Romance. Harvest of Gold won the prestigious 2014 Christy Award in the Historical Romance category. Her book, Harvest of Rubies was a finalist for the 2013 ECPA Book Award in the fiction category. Her first novel, Pearl in the sand, won her “New Author of the Year” by the Family Fiction sponsored Reader’s Choice Awards 2011. Tessa 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 cochair of the Evangelical Fellowship at the Divinity School. She serves on the staff of one of the oldest churches in America. But that has not cured her from being addicted to chocolate.


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