Not my favorite Lott story but an easy read. I sometimes had a difficult time following the narrator because she speaks typical southern speak. I would have to reread a sentence to catch her meaning but the two main characters have a special relationship that develops very sweetly and it was not too long a book.
A story of a modern-day Naomi and her daughter-in-law, Ruth. The loss of their loved one, Mahlon, Naomi's son and Ruth's husband sends the two of them on a journey together back to Naomi's hometown. It's definitely a story of true love - the kind between men and women and women of two generations, also.
This book is based upon the biblical story of Ruth and Naomi in a current setting. It is a very touching and poignant tale of two women through their joy and suffering and the faith and hope they have in one another.
This was not one of my favorite books to say the least. I would have preferred to watch paint dry, it would have been more exciting. Basically in a nutshell is you have the story of Ruth from the bible. Give it a slight modern twist and WALA you have a novel. You have Naomi the main character. Naomi marries Eli. They have a son named Mahlon. Mahlon marries Ruth. Eli dies and Naomi goes to live with her son and daughter-in-law. Mahlon dies in a car accident and Naomi decides to move back to South Carolina to where she originally came from. Naomi tells Ruth and Ruth tells Naomi that where she goes she shall live with her as well. They move to South Carolina ( Where Eli's kin still lives) and Ruth meets Beau who is Naomi & Eli's step nephew. Ruth and Beau get together and the book pretty much ends there. There are 1 or 2 suprises thrown in, but nothing that I did not guess by page 42 and trust me they are not that shocking.