An unusual depiction of the
lives of slaves and free blacks in pre-Civil War America.

Bo was
educated while a slave. He was given his freedom and now owns a farm,
buying slaves for the sole purpose of giving them their freedom. Bo is
also a man of God and widower whose life is destined to change when he
meets the proud and hard-hearted slave girl, Ruth.
Ruth has known
nothing but servitude and brutality since being separated from her
mother at age thirteen. Purchased and sold primarily for breeding, Ruth
struggles to adjust to life outside of bondage. She wants no part of
Bo’s Godly devotion. Yet Bo is unlike any man she’s known and her
experiences with him will leave her forever changed.

A gripping
slave-era novel, Ruth’s Redemption is a story of love, forgiveness, and
redemption. Set against the backdrop of the Nat Turner Rebellion in
Tidewater, Virginia, this novel shines the light of God’s unconditional
love in the darkness of a culture’s cruel, and socially-accepted inhumanity.

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About The Author

Marlene Banks worked in nursing for over thirty years and in business as an administrative coordinator for over eight years. She has an Associate of Theology Degree from Rhema Bible Institute in Keysville, Virginia, and is studying to become a Licensed Christian Therapist. Her goal as a writer is to create inspiring, gripping and realistic tales with an emphasis on African American literature.

Books by Marlene Banks