Friday, February 24, 2017
It's Friday which means it's time for First Line Fridays. To play, grab the book nearest you, open and leave the first line in the comments. Happy Friday, and Happy reading!!
When famine visits Bethlehem, Boaz holds out hope for rain while his relative Elimelech moves his wife Naomi and their sons to Moab. For a while, it appears the Lord is blessing Elimelech's family, and his sons marry two lovely Moabite women. But calamities strike, one after another, leaving Naomi alone in a foreign land with only her childless daughters-in-law for comfort. When news reaches Naomi that the famine in Bethlehem has lifted, only Ruth will hazard the journey to her mother-in-law's homeland. Destitute and downhearted, Naomi resigns herself to a life of bitter poverty, but Ruth holds out hope for a better future. And Boaz may be the one God has chosen to provide it.
Combining meticulous research with her endless imagination, Jill Eileen Smith gorgeously renders one of the most beautiful stories in Scripture. Readers will adore this third installment of the inspiring Daughters of the Promised Land series.
Naomi lifted the hem of her robe as her feet fairly flew down Bethlehem's streets toward the outskirts of town.
Visit these other bloggers see their first lines and leave yours in the comments. Welcome Amanda to our Friday gang. If you'd like to be apart of First Line Friday, give Carrie a shout!
Beth Erin at Faithfully Bookish
Bree at Bibliophile Reviews
Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower
Heather at Encouraging Words From the Tea Queen
Kathleen at Kathleen Denly
Katie at Fiction Aficionado
Lauraine at Lauraine's Notes
Rachel at Bookworm Mama
Robin at Robin's Nest
Sarah at All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
Sydney at Singing Librarian
And welcome Amanda from With A Joyful Noise