Love’s Harvest | Linda Shenton Matchett


About the Book

Today I am reviewing Love’s Harvest by Linda Shenton Matchett.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Love’s Harvest is a fictionalized account of the biblical book of Ruth set during WWII.

Noreen Hirsch loses everything, including her husband and two sons. Then her adopted country goes to war with her homeland.

Has God abandoned her? Rosa Hirsch barely adjusts to being a bride before she is widowed.

She gives up her citizenship to accompany her mother-in-law to her home country.

Can Rosa find acceptance among strangers who hate her belligerent nation?

Basil Quincey is rich beyond his wildest dreams, but loneliness stalks him. Can he find a woman who loves him and not his money? Three people. One God who can raise hope from the ashes of despair.


About the Author

linda-eA freelance writer for over ten years, Linda Shenton Matchett has had a wide and varied career that includes stints as a Human Resources professional, youth center director, B&B owner, and dining services manager. She loves history of all kinds, and serves as a volunteer docent at the Wright Museum of WWII.

A member of Sisters in Crime and ACFW, Linda writes World War II and mystery fiction. She was a semi-finalist in ACFW’s 2013 and 2015 Genesis contests. She makes her home in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region with her husband Wes and fur-baby, Ben.


My Thoughts

I was intrigued about reading a story based on the book of Ruth from the Holy Bible.

Linda Shenton Matchett gives us the story of Noreen Hirsch, who loses her husband, then her two sons, while living in Germany, her husband’s homeland. Determined to return to her beloved England, Noreen’s two daughter-in-laws insist on going with her, but Odelia backs out at the last moment. Noreen and Rosa board the train to travel to England.

Linda does a great job with the re-telling of the story of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz. I would never have thought to compare the story to characters living during World War II, but Linda captures the reader’s attention from the beginning, when Noreen and her husband leave Russia, to the end — and Basil.

Although this book is self-published, the story itself is a good one, and I am happy to recommend it to readers!

Happy Reading!!!


About the Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Linda is giving away a handwoven basket with a box of English Breakfast tea and a copy of her book Love’s Harvest. Click HERE to enter


Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt


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One thought on “Love’s Harvest | Linda Shenton Matchett

  1. Marilyn R August 15, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Love’s Harvest sounds like a great book to read. Thank you for sharing.

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