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Shadow among Sheaves
A nineteenth-century retelling of the Ruth/Boaz story, set during the British occupation of India.
Naomi Stephens is a bookworm turned teacher turned writer. She received a B.A. in English from Concordia University in Ann Arbor and an M.A. in English from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
In bookstores, Naomi gravitates towards 19th-century British novels—the broodier the better (i.e., Jane Eyre)—but she can also be found perusing the young adult, mystery, and fantasy sections. Anything that keeps her turning pages past midnight.
Though she has called many places home over the years, she currently lives in Ohio with her husband, her two children, and a rascal of a dog named Sherlock. When not writing or having adventures with her family, she can be found drinking tea, practicing photography, and pining for London.
Represented by Adria Goetz with Martin Literary Management
About the Book
A Retelling of the story of ruth & Boaz
The Great Rebellion of 1857 was a remarkably bloody business. At a time when Britain’s imperial influence in India was sparking brutal clashes on both sides, no one could have expected Rena, an Indian woman, to marry a British officer—nor do they understand her decision to follow her mother-in-law to England after her husband’s tragic death.
Once the two widows are in Abbotsville, the stern yet compassionate Lord Barric attempts to help them despite his better judgment. Soon he is torn between the demands of reputation and his increasing desire to capture Rena’s heart for his own.
Shadow Among Sheaves is an Inspy Award shortlister and winner of the 2020 Carol Award in Debut Fiction.
“Thoughtfully written and engrossing until the end.”
“Not since I read Jane Eyre as a teenager have I been so captivated with a book. The characters are genuine and compelling and Stephens’ writing is lyrical, often haunting in its beauty.”
“Every bit as poetic and brooding as its title.”
“Shadow Among Sheaves is author Naomi Stephens’ debut Christian Fiction Novel, but reads like the work of someone seasoned in the genre.”