About the Author

Jill Eileen Smith is the award-winning, bestselling author of the Wives of King David series, the Wives of the Patriarchs, Daughters of the Promised Land, and The Loves of King Solomon series. Her research has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times.

When famine visits Bethlehem, Boaz holds out hope for rain while his relative Elimelech moves his wife Naomi and their sons to Moab. For a while, it appears the Lord is blessing Elimelech’s family, and his sons marry two lovely Moabite women. But calamities strike, one after another, leaving Naomi alone in a foreign land with only her childless daughters-in-law for comfort. When news reaches Naomi that the famine in Bethlehem has lifted, only Ruth will hazard the journey to her mother-in-law’s homeland. Destitute and downhearted, Naomi resigns herself to a life of bitter poverty, but Ruth holds out hope for a better future. And Boaz may be the one God has chosen to provide it.

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Daughters of the Promised Land


Daughters of the Promised Land is a biblical fiction series set during the times of the conquest of Canaan under Joshua and the times of the Judges. Four women. Four unique stories. Rahab, a Canaanite prostitute. Deborah, a Hebrew judge and prophetess. Ruth, a Moabite widow, and Hannah, a barren Hebrew wife. Faced with daunting odds against them, each one must make a choice–take a risk for change–or live with the status quo. But which one will cost them more? Sometimes chances are worth taking.