Ruth

Ruth Blog Tour BannerToday, I’m adding to the 12 Days of Clean Romance (Day 11) to feature Heather Moore (who also writes under the name of H.B. Moore). She was scheduled for Day 9, but since I was scheduled to do her blog tour today for her newest book, Ruth, I swapped her out for today and will feature more of her books along with her newest biblical romance. Here is the blurb:

Master storyteller and best-selling author H.B. Moore brings to life the biblical account of Ruth as never before in this vivid retelling of her courageous and faithful life.

Following the death of Ruth’s husband, she finds herself at a crossroads. Rather than return to her family and hometown, the young widow makes a remarkable decision: she will remain with her mother-in-law, Naomi, as her caretaker and companion.

Together, the two widows boldly leave behind the lives they knew in the land of Moab and make their way to Bethlehem, arriving downtrodden and destitute. Though Ruth works day and night to provide for Naomi, it is ultimately through the kindness and generosity of Boaz that the two women find respite from their trials. As Ruth comes to know Boaz, she finds that her broken heart is beginning to heal in ways she could never have imagined. But when a question of inheritance threatens any hope of a life with Boaz, Ruth may have to give up the last piece of her heart in order to secure her future.

My review

This biblical story features Ruth and Boaz. Ruth and her mother-in-law, Naomi, lose everything in Moab. When Naomi decides to head back to the land of her roots, Bethlehem, Ruth goes with her. She has become converted to the one true God of the Hebrews, and is determined to look out for Naomi, who has been so kind to her. Heather Moore does such an excellent job of casting great characters. I didn’t think I’d really get into Ruth’s story, because there isn’t a lot to it in the Bible, but Moore painted rich, deep characters and did such a good job of pulling me into the ancient setting that I couldn’t help but be captivated.

Ruth is a kind, gentle soul. Boaz has led an interesting life. I loved getting an idea for my imagination to run with as she described the threshing house and other tidbits about Bethlehem back in that day. The romantic tension was great too. My heart got tugged back and forth as Boaz and Ruth both dealt with demons in their lives. Overall, this was an excellent read that I couldn’t put down. I read it in two days, which kind of shocked me. 

Other Books

Heather has written more books than I can count right now. She has several more biblical novels (Eve is one I really loved), as well as lots of contemporary romances and some paranormal and historical ones as well. Here are three others of hers.

The Falling Series

Contemporary Romance Novellas from USA Today bestselling author Heather B. Moore

 

Sydney has been the perfect friend, the perfect daughter, and Rian checks off on her perfect fiancé list. But when Sydney notices a strange truck parked in her fiancé’s parking spot, she’s in for the surprise of her life. Not only is Rian not who she thought he was, but his brother Jake is about to turn her life upside down.

 

 

 

At twenty-six, Maria is holding out for the perfect man to share the rest of her life with. Josh seems to be that man, but after months of dating, their relationship is at a stand-still. Maria plans to nudge Josh forward, but when the company she works for is bought out, her new boss Walker seems determined to change Maria’s idea of the perfect man.

 

 

 

Once a year, June Dawson goes on vacation with her best friends from high school. When she arrives in Maui, she realizes she’s the odd-woman out. With Sydney engaged, and Maria nearly so, June wonders if anyone will ever fall for her. Then June meets Lance, their gorgeous next door bungalow neighbor at the Maui resort, and she’s definitely charmed. But after her recent breakup, June refuses to fall for gorgeous, or charming, again.

 

 

Author Heather B. Moore

Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women’s fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah. Heather is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret.

 

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Giveaway Details

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Happy reading!

Char

 

More Trouble in Loveland

MOREYea! Another release for Jennifer Peel, one of my favorite authors ever!!! This is a sequel to Trouble in Loveland, which I adored!!! Charlee is one of my favorite heroine’s of all time, so I was super excited to see another book starring her red heel awesomeness. Here’s the blurb:

Charlee Jensen-Carter has been looking forward to her first Christmas with her new husband, Ryan, and her adorable stepson for weeks. Not only is her dad tying the knot, but she’s looking forward to two weeks of no exes, no drama, and especially no trouble. At least that’s what she thinks.

First, she gets talked into wearing red hooker heels again. Next, she finds herself trying to save her dad’s wedding. And if that isn’t bad enough, more than one ex shows up, and she’s suddenly in the middle of more trouble than she ever bargained for. Continue reading

Love & Loss at Whitmore Manor

Love and Loss at Whitmore Manor BannerAre you enjoying your Thanksgiving holiday? I’ve truly loved mine. Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year. I love hanging out with family, eating delicious foods and desserts, playing games, and of course, reading.  My latest read is Love & Loss at Whitmore Manor by Anita Stansfield. It’s a Regency period romance that pulled my heart all over like taffy. Continue reading

For Castle and Crown

bookToday I have a super thrilling medieval romance to review. For Castle and Crown by Sian Ann Bessey. Here’s the blurb:

After years spent fighting alongside King Richard in the crusades, Lord Edmund of Hawksford is finally returning to his ancestral home. But far from a joyful reunion, what awaits him is devastation. His elder brother is dead, killed in a tragic fire at Hawksford Castle—and the title of duke now falls to Edmund.

When he strives to rebuild the fire-scarred castle, Edmund learns that his was not the only life the fire shattered: his childhood friend Lady Phillipa survived the flames that took Edmund’s brother, but badly burned, she has hidden herself away from those she loves. Yet as the pair renews their acquaintance, they find that their affection runs deep—perhaps even deeper than they’d ever realized. Continue reading

Christmas Grace

Christmas Grace Blog Tour

I know it’s still October, but this book I just read held a collection of Christmas novellas set in England during the Regency period, and now I’m ready to turn on Christmas music and maybe decorate early. Only my laziness will stop me.

Christmas Grace is a collection by four well-known authors: Jennifer Moore (I’ve read a ton of her books), Anita Stansfield (same), Krista Lynne Jensen, and Chalon Linton. Continue reading

The Inventive Bride

InventiveBride_SM (1)Okay, I feel like I’ve blabbed a LOT about my book lately. Now it’s time to blab about someone else’s book. This new release by Maria Hoagland tickled my fancy and was a definite winner. No fixing up to do with this story. It’s just fine as it is. More than fine, really. Here’s the blurb:

Frankie understands the inner workings of clocks and pianos–but dating? Well, that’s a bit more complicated.

Looking to move on after his wife’s death, Dr. Logan Wells relocates his optometry practice to Wyoming, home of his favorite childhood memories. By doing so, he incurs the wrath of his former mother-in-law who threatens to sue for custody of his ten-year-old daughter, Harper. Despite the lawsuit hanging over him, Logan is determined to find joy for the two of them as they settle in the idyllic small town of Cobble Creek. Continue reading