Ruth's Redemption by Marlene Banks

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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.


About Marlene Banks

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MARLENE BANKS resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Along with being a prolific writer she has an associate degree in Theology from Rhema Bible Institute in Keysville, VA and is currently studying to initiate a Christian counseling ministry. Marlene is a member of Bethel Deliverance International Church in Wyncote, Pennsylvania. Her work resume includes thirty plus years in nursing and over eight years in business as a coordinator and administrative assistant. She considers her writing a means of evangelizing and relating Christian principles through fiction. It is also Marlene's goal to bridge the gap between faith-based and secular literature.
Published January 20, 2012 by Lift Every Voice. 304 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Bo Peace, a free black man in pre–Civil War Virginia, meets his future bride, Ruth, on an auction block. In her debut Christian historical novel, Banks-Benn expertly immerses readers in Ruth’s painful

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