Saturday, April 13, 2019

Shadow Among Sheaves by Naomi Stephens

40738384Shadow Among Sheaves

A Timeless, Beautiful Allegory of the Biblical Love Story of Ruth and Boaz
The Great Rebellion of 1857 was a remarkably bloody business. At a time when Britain’s imperial influence in India was sparking brutal clashes on both sides, no one could have expected Rena, an Indian woman, to marry a British officer—nor do they understand her decision to follow her mother-in-law to England after her husband’s tragic death. 
Once the two widows are in Abbotsville, the stern yet compassionate Lord Barric attempts to help them despite his better judgment. Soon he is torn between the demands of reputation and his increasing desire to capture Rena’s heart for his own.

My Thoughts:
Wow! I love authors who are amazing story tellers. Naomi Stephens is an author that is not to be missed. She can tell a story of the the Bible and make it come to life. In the story of Shadow Among Sheaves, she takes the fiction liberty to tell the story of Ruth and while it doesn't follow the story completely from the Bible, again she uses creative liberty, she does a heck of a job telling a beautiful story of Ruth. I love how as a reader we can see what it is like to grow up having everything and in the end, have absolutely nothing. You'll enjoy the story of Rena in here too, I promise. The character development, plot and writing of this book was fantastic! This book is a breath of fresh air!

About the Author:
Naomi StephensNaomi Stephens is a bookworm turned teacher turned writer. She received a B.A. in English from Concordia University in Ann Arbor, and an M.A. in English from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. 

In bookstores, Naomi gravitates towards 19th-century British novels—the broodier the better (i.e., Jane Eyre)—but she can also be found perusing the young adult, mystery, and fantasy sections. Anything that keeps her turning pages past midnight.

Though she has called many places home over the years, she currently lives in Ohio with her husband, her two children, and a rascal of a dog named Sherlock. When not writing or having adventures with her family, she can be found drinking tea, practicing photography, and pining for London

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