Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Review: The Ruby Ring by:Karen Rees

 The Ruby Ring
About the Book:
THE BATTLE BEGINS The year is 1524. William Tyndale makes the fateful decision to produce an English Testament without Church permission. He knows that a vernacular scripture will free the common people from spiritual domination by a corrupt and ignorant Church. If Tyndale is caught, he'll die at the stake. So will anyone found assisting him. Owen Alton, a London grocer's heir, catches Tyndale's vision. But if he helps Tyndale, he'll be disinherited and lose Jane Horne, the minor-knight's stepdaughter he loves. Jane has defied her family in her desire to wed Owen. If he now should leave her for Tyndale.... As if she didn't have enough troubles, Jane discovers the shocking secret behind her mother's ruby ring.

My Review:
 Jane cares a great deal about Owen, a family friend. She believes he is making a mistake when he tells her of another religion, that slightly defers from her own, that he wants to pursue. She has heard of the consequences of choosing to follow that religion and his life will be in grave danger if he follows that path. She has grown to care a great deal for Owen and she doesn't want him to do something that could get him killed. But Jane feels she can do nothing to stop her friend.

 Owen wants to follow in the footsteps of the great William Tyndale. He believes in this man and all he is trying to do and wants to help his cause no matter what. The author has simultaneously woven true history with fiction and has done an outstanding job creating something that is rich with life. The Tudor era in England is something that has always intrigued me and there is something to also be said for the brave individual that would stand up for their God.

If you would like to purchase this book you can do so at this link.

Disclosure of Material: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”