Friday, April 4, 2014

REVIEW: The Ruby Ring by Karen Rees

The Ruby Ring by Karen Rees

Real Rating: 3.5 stars!!
The Ruby Ring by Karen Rees

{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}

The Ruby Ring by Karen Rees retells the story of William Tyndale and when he made the decision to produce the English New Testament of the Holy Bible. An English version of the New Testament would give the people freedom to read the Scriptures for themselves and not have to depend on the Church priests and pastors to tell it for them. If Tyndale was caught he surely would be burned at the stake. Tyndale also has an assistant, Owen Alton, a grocer's heir. Owen is to be wed to Jane Horton, who has defied her family's wishes in wanting to marry Owen. So if Owen is caught, he will surely be burned at the stake along with William Tyndale and will not wed Jane.

The Ruby Ring was an interesting story. I very much enjoyed the story, it was full of adventure, intrigue, and romance. But the story did lack in some development. I wish the characters along with the plot had been developed more. If they had I probably would have enjoyed the story more. But other than that I enjoyed the story and will recommend to all my friends who enjoy historical fiction.

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