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.

 
 
 
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Rahab's story

The Crimson Cord

Wife to a gambler who took one too many risks, Rahab finds herself sold as a slave to cover her husband’s debt...

 
 
 

Deborah's story

The Prophetess

Outspoken and fearless, Deborah has faith in God but struggles to see the potential her own life holds...

 
 
 

Ruth's story

Redeeming Grace

When famine visits Bethlehem, Boaz holds out hope for rain while his relative Elimelech moves his wife Naomi and their sons to Moab...

 
 
 

Hannah's story

A Passionate Hope

Hannah and her husband, Elkanah, share a deep and abiding love, for each other, for their God, and for his tabernacle at Shiloh...

 
 
 

 
 

Press & Praise

 
“Smith’s latest Biblical fiction offering is not so much the story of Ruth and Boaz together, though that is certainly part of it. Rather, it is more an account of Ruth and Boaz’s separate lives, woven with skill and imagination until they beautifully connect.”

— RT Book Reviews remarks about Redeeming Grace

 
 
 
“Smith has captured the message of what took place in Jericho. The story of Jericho, the only home known by Rahab and her family, unfolds slowly and builds toward the events surrounding the rumors of the Israelites who camp and worship the one true God. The reader will be given a historic view of the treatment of women by those who worshipped idols and bowed down to rulers who were corrupted by greed.”

— Romantic Times review for The Crimson Cord

“This thrilling retelling of how Deborah’s faith and vision lead to victory is skillfully intertwined with the edge-of-your-seat story…. Readers, even those deeply familiar with the biblical tales of Deborah and Jael, will be swept away by the danger and suspense. Smith excels at writing fiction that brings women in from the margins of biblical history and allows their achievements to shine.”

— Booklist's Starred Review for The Prophetess