Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: In the Field of Grace

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each week you can spotlight an up-and-coming release you are looking forward to.

Waiting On:
Title: In the Field of Grace
Author: Tessa Afshar
Publisher: River North
Publication Date: July 1st, 2014

Synopsis: 
From GoodReads
Two women. Alone. With no provision. Can a woman who has lost everything, except her beloved mother, 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 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. Her loftiest hope is to provide enough food to save Naomi and herself from starvation. She is reduced to gathering leftovers once the harvesters have finished collecting grain from the field. A job only for the lowest of the low.

But God has other plans for her life.

While everyone considers Ruth an unworthy outsider, Ruth 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?
Why I'm Waiting:
I have really enjoyed Tessa Afshar's previous books, Harvest of Rubies and Harvest of Gold (and I still need to read Pearl in the Sand). The stories were written beautifully! I can't wait to read the story of Ruth! It has always been a favorite of mine.


What are you waiting on this week?

8 comments:

Lisa Mandina said...

Love the way they use the sun in the background of that cover!
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Raechel said...

I am so excited for this book!! I've also read all of Tessa Afshar's - they are all so excellent. She's my top favourite author. And you definitely should read "Pearl in the Sand" (it will give sort of a background, I believe, to "In the Field of Grace") =)

Beth said...

Did not know that she had a new book coming out! *squeals*

Beautiful cover!!

Beth said...

Did not know that she had a new book coming out! *squeals*

Beautiful cover!!

Tamera said...

Pearl in the Sand ranks with Redeeming Love for me. It's an amazingly insightful interpretation of Rahab. Gorgeously written. Well worth your time.
Tamera Rehnborg
Www.seventypalms.com

Tamera said...

Pearl in the Sand ranks with Redeeming Love for me. It's an amazingly insightful interpretation of Rahab. Gorgeously written. Well worth your time.
Tamera Rehnborg
Www.seventypalms.com

Tamera said...

Pearl in the Sand ranks with Redeeming Love for me. It's an amazingly insightful interpretation of Rahab. Gorgeously written. Well worth your time.
Tamera Rehnborg
Www.seventypalms.com

Ganise C. said...

Yes! I am 100% with you on this one. I hope you'll get the chance to read PEARL IN THE SAND soon. I talked/raved this book so much after reading it, I think I'm out of breath. CANNOT wait for Ruth and Boaz's story. Great writer.