I appreciate the way this author wove history, faith, and an enduring love story together. This is a beautiful telling of the story of Ruth and Naomi for modern times. However, if someone does not have a background in the church, this would still be a beautiful love story and intriguing read. The examples of pure faith and devotion for the characters while enduring incredible tragedy is inspirational for readers from all walks of life. With her descriptive language and detailed writing, she brings the characters and city of Mt. Sterling to life. I truly enjoyed the book; it brought me to tears more than once. This is an excellent read, highly recommended for anyone that appreciates the idea that love conquers all. I look forward to more enjoyable readings from Micki Clark.