Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ruth’s Redemption Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

About the Book
Set in the 1800s, Ruth’s Redemption, depicts slave life in the south. Bo, the main character who was educated while a slave is a freedman who now owns a farm and buys slaves for the purpose of giving them their freedom. Bo is also a widower whose life is destined to changed when he meets the stubborn, proud and hard-hearted 20 year old slave girl, Ruth has known nothing but harshness and brutality since being separated from her mother at age thirteen. Purchased and sold primarily for breeding and the enlargement of her master’s slave stock, Ruth struggles to understand the way of her new master. Bo is unlike any master she’s known and what she experiences in his care will leave her forever changed.
A gripping pre-Civil War slave era novel, Ruth’s Redemption is a story of forgiveness, acceptance and redemption. Set against the backdrop of the Nat Turner Rebellion in Tidewater, Virginia, this novel shines the light of God’s unconditional love in the darkness of the evils of hatred and acts of inhumanity.

About the Author
Marlene Banks is a Philadelphia, PA native. She attended Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA and has an Associate’s Degree in Theology from the Rhema Bible Institute in Keysville, VA. She is the director of ministry at Lifeline Mission of the Gospel. Through her writing ministry, Marlene’s desire is to promote the gospel and serve the needs of her community.

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My Review:

Toni Shields has had more than her share of heart ache and pain. She now has a daring career as an Atlanta News Reporter, and from some of her stunts ends up in jail, and in trouble with her Boss!
Adam Bayne is the director of a boys home, Jacob's House. His path starts crossing with Toni, and it ends up that her brother Trey and Sister-In-Law both volunteer at the House. When one of the occupants of the House is caught in a Political controversy, that effectively means he will be in double jeopardy.
Jerome has just about completed his time at the Home, and now legal system in Atlanta wants him to go to jail serve time. How unfair!! Toni starts helping and in doing so she find out information that she really doesn't want to know.
Love the twists and turns in this story, and how we judge people, and end up basically doing the same things to others. Enjoyed how Rhonda was able to show that the character's were not following God's Will, but their own, and how asking for His help proves the right answers.
Enjoy this very quick enjoyable read.

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Enjoy this very quick enjoyable read.


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  1. Thank you for this review, it sounds like a good book.


  2. Since reading Roots, I am interested in the issue of slavery. I was grieved over the story of Kinte Kunte in Roots, and try to educate myself on the issue. I'd have been part of the Underground Railroad had I lived back then. Thank you for sharing.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  3. The Book sounds awesome and I can't wait to read it, maybe I win the Giveaway(smile).
    Thank you


  4. I enjoy Civil War history - would like to win this book.
    Deborah M.
    debbiejeanm at gmail dot com

  5. Sounds great!

    librarybooks at religious dot com


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