Ruth's Redemption

Ruth's Redemption Review

Set in the 1800s, Ruth’s Redemption, is an unusual depiction of the lives of slaves and free blacks in pre-Civil War America.  Bo, was educated while a slave.  He was given his freedom and now owns a farm buying slaves for the sole purpose of giving them their freedom. Bo is also a man of God and widower whose life is destined to change when he meets the proud and hard-hearted slave girl, Ruth.

Ruth has known nothing but servitude and brutality since being separated from her mother at age thirteen. Purchased and sold primarily for breeding, her heart is filled with resentment and bitterness.  Ruth wants no part of Bo’s Godly devotion.  Yet Bo is unlike any man she’s known and her experiences with him will leave her forever changed.

A gripping slave era novel, Ruth’s Redemption is a story of love, forgiveness, 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 a culture’s cruel socially accepted inhumanity.

Title:Ruth's Redemption
Edition Language:English

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    Ruth's Redemption Reviews

  • Adrienna

    Ruth doesn't understand what it is to be FREE, or a free slave, especially to own other slaves when she meets Bo as her new slave owner. He was set free, and once you work to pay off your debt, he wil...

  • Kathleen (Kat) Smith

    Sometimes reading about the mistakes of America's past can be difficult especially when it happened over 200 years ago but it doesn't minimize the impact it would have on you reading about it. Take fo...

  • Kathleen E.

    Thursday, July 19, 2012Ruth's Redemption by Marlene Banks, c2012Ruth's Redemption - By: Marlene Banks Benn"When you come to know the Lord, it will all make sense and be more real than even living in t...

  • Abby

    I love history, especially when I have no idea that I’m learning!Ruth’s Redemption is an engaging love story, wrapped in an accurate account of the slow, painful collapse of slavery in America in ...

  • Sidne

    Sidne's ReviewRuth Redemption is a story that places you directly into the early years of slavery. You feel the ignorance, happiness, tears, joy and hatred within the pages and your emotions are stirr...

  • Trinity Rose

    I really loved this book. Ruth’s Redemption is a story that is full of adventure, love, compassion and forgiveness. Ruth is a slave and she has had to endure some horrible things until she is bough...

  • Charmaine (CharmySketches)

    Short spoiler free reviewA historical romance novel that is very well researched and filled with complex characters, Ruth's Redemption by Marlene Banks is a riveting historical drama, that focuses on ...

  • Patricia Kemp Blackmon

    A ex-slave Bodine Peace was given his freedom by his owner along with a large parcel of land to farm. He did not flaunt his freedom in fact after his farm became profitable he would go to the slave sa...

  • Brian

    RATING: two-and-a-half stars; didn't hate it, but couldn't find enough about it to love. Ruth's Redemption in 140 characters or less: Free slave meets pretty slave, buys her, marries her, romance. If ...

  • T'onna

    If you love historical fiction (especially about slavery), then Ruth's Redemption is a must read! Set in Virginia in the 1800s, this novel focuses on the love story of Bo, an educated former slave who...