Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ruth's Redemption by Marlene Banks

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Ruth's Redemption
Moody Publishers/Lift Every Voice (February 1, 2012)
by
Marlene Banks


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



 Marlene Banks has worked 30+ years combined in nursing and the business arena. Her goal as a writer is to create inspiring, gripping and realistic stories with an emphasis on African American literature. She believes her gift and desire to write is from God and desires to use it to fulfill His purposes. Marlene lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she is a member of Bethel Deliverance International Church.




ABOUT THE BOOK

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, a main character, 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, Ruth struggles to adjust to life outside of bondage. She 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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Ruth's Redemption, go HERE.


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Marlene can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Note: Sometimes you will find missing posts for bloggers. The main reason is that their book has been delayed. We do not expect a review if they haven't had the opportunity to read the book :-) Check the comments for additional posters and follow our list of bloggers for this tour:

Abi at Scraps of Life
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Angela at God Uses Broken Vessels
April at Projecting A
Becky at Becky's Blogs
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Carol at Blogging With Carol
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christine at The IE Mommy
Christy at Southern Sassy Things
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Debra at Soul Reflections
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Jane at Winning Readings
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Joy at Splashes of Joy
Julie at My Own Little Corner of The World
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Kim at Window To My World
Lauri at Knits, Reads, and Reviews
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Margaret at Creative Madness Mama
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Missy at Hidden Valley Simplicity
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Sally at Welcome To Sally Bradley.com
Sharon at Real Life Deals
Shelley at Ink Scrawls
Takiela at BooksALatte
Tara at Tara's View On Books
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife
Victoria at Overlooked Orchid

14 comments:

Ausjenny said...

posted still waiting for my book so no review.

Mocha with Linda said...

Posted. Excellent.

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted. http://www.daysongreflections.com/?p=10635

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Heart2Heart said...

What a great and inspirational book! Loved being part of this tour.

http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2012/01/ruths-redemption.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said...

http://creativemadnessmama.com/blog/2012/01/31/ruths-redemption-by-marlene-banks-preview/

melissa carswell said...

Setting to post for this evening with review. Will review on amazon as well, if it's there. :)

Angela Breidenbach said...

Mine is going up in a few minutes.
Angie

Tarasview said...

posted

Nora St. Laurent said...

http://psalm516.blogspot.com/2012/02/ruths-redemption-by-marlene-banks.html

Posted and Reviewed!!

wow what a book.

Nora St.Laurent
Finding hope Through Fiction

Cheryl Klarich said...

I'm up! Will review tomorrow... almost finished.
Really good book!

April Erwin said...

Mine's up. What a powerful story.

Jasmine said...

Posted!

Joy Hannabass said...

Posted here with review. Sorry I am late...pc had a virus!!
http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/cfba-tour-ruths-redemption-by-marlene-banks/