A Song I Knew by Heart: A Novel

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Ballantine Books, 2005 - Fiction - 336 pages
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During a cold Massachusetts winter, a tragic car accident leaves a mother childless and her daughter-in-law a widow. Naomi and Ruth are now each other’s only comfort. Naomi lost her own husband eight years ago, and now she has lost her son. Carrying a deep secret in her soul, Naomi decides to return to her childhood home in coastal South Carolina. When she tells Ruth her plan, she receives an unexpected reply: “Where you go, I will go.” So the two women plan the journey together, arriving at a place that is flooded with a love they are nearly too fragile to accept. Surrounded by the warmth of their newfound family, Naomi and Ruth begin to find themselves reawakened–and open to the possibility of redemption.

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User Review  - juniperSun - LibraryThing

This book was so poorly plotted I began to wonder if it was a spoof. Obviously a retelling of the biblical story of Ruth & Naomi, I can't imagine a real daughter-in-law being so in love with her ... Read full review

User Review  - Radiolady - Christianbook.com

I had a difficult time reading this book because the writing style was so "podunk" it made the characters come across as dull and uneducated. I found myself frequently getting lost in a sentence, and ... Read full review

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