I usually don't like biblical fiction. I think it can explain itself with out an author's insight. BUT....this book and the other five linage of grace books are different. The author really put background behind the story. Such as their walk from and to. How much the people wouldn't accept Ruth and the fact that Boaz was also of the same background as Ruth!
Francine Rivers is a wonderful writer -- I love this novella and the others in the series because she brings to life these women in the lineage of Christ but is faithful to the scriptural account. I reread them every now and then and enjoy them again whenever I do.