Ruth Anderson Lawler’s New Novel Takes Readers To 11th-century England

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‘Kinsman Redeemer’ combines historical adventure with Christian themes to create inspirational tale.

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Kinsman Redeemer" is historical fiction, a story of faith and family, mystery and revelation, greed and betrayal, friendship and belonging.

Ruth Anderson Lawler’s exciting new novel "Kinsman Redeemer: A Tale of High Adventure in 1013" (published by Abbott Press) tells the story of a 13-year-old English boy in 1013 as he seeks to become a knight and escape from Viking invaders.

"Kinsman Redeemer" is historical fiction, a story of faith and family, mystery and revelation, greed and betrayal, friendship and belonging. Young Wiley, a fatherless boy, wants to become a knight, and under the tutelage of the pagan Viking, Thoren of Norway, both boy and man begin a journey of self discovery. Wiley is the product of two cultures at war with each other. Must he be loyal to one and forsake the other? Should he give up the only home he has ever known and move to a strange land, the land of the enemy?

An excerpt from "Kinsman Redeemer":

"Even though you sometimes cannot trace the hand of God, and even when you don’t know ‘why,’ it is enough to know that you can always trust His heart. Wherever you are and no matter what happens, He’ll catch you, in this world or the next.’’

"God has enabled me to put my life experiences and a love of history into this novel," Lawler says. "With it I hope to counteract the ignorance, defamation, distortions, and intolerance toward people of faith that is presently polluting our nation and our world. It is my hope that God will turn scoffers into believers while the sword of the Spirit yet remains in the scabbard."

"Kinsman Redeemer"
By Ruth Anderson Lawler
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 212 pages | ISBN 9781458211415
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 212 pages | ISBN 9781458211392
E-Book | 212 pages | ISBN 9781458211408
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

About the Author

Ruth Anderson Lawler was born and raised in New England, became a teacher in Pennsylvania and migrated west as a young adult seeking more space and fewer crowds. In Wyoming she married a rancher and moved to Alaska, where their three children were born and raised living a life of adventure.

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