Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ruthless by Shelia Goss

About the Book

Shelia M. Goss brings readers a modern day retelling of David and Bathsheba.

Bathsheba Richards has just discovered that she has a half-sister who needs her help. Sheba's long lost sister isn't too happy about their reunion, though, since she has a lot of problems of her own. Sheba's dealing with her husband's boss, who wants her all to himself. After succumbing to his advances, Sheba gets pregnant, and there's no question about who the daddy is, since her husband has been overseas for the past three months.

David King is the CEO of one of the largest media conglomerates in the country. Few people know that David has a calling on his life, but he's been running from it. He thought having fame and fortune would fulfill the need. Only after Sheba gets pregnant does he realize the error of his ways. Praying for God's mercy, David tries to right a wrong. Whether he will succeed or fail remains to be seen.

With a long lost half-sister and a husband who will surely feel betrayed, Sheba's life is filled with turmoil. Will David be her knight in shining armor as he professes to be, or is her nightmare just beginning?

Book Review

Shelia M. Goss’ Ruthless is an interesting book that places a modern twist on the biblical story of David and Bathsheba.

David King is a wealthy man who literally has it all, money, power and any woman he wants but he only has eyes for Sheba. Although he knows it is wrong he can’t stop thinking about Sheba and how he can convince her to be with him. He eventually does some ruthless things to get what he wants, but can he pay the price for his actions?

Bathsheba Baker Richards is the happily married wife of Uriah Richards. She feels an instant attraction to David but has no intention to act on that attraction. Although she and Uriah have some financial issues they are still very much in love.

When David and Bathsheba meet you just know nothing good is going to come out of this relationship especially when God is nowhere in the midst. The author also gives us closure on her first Christian fiction book in the series Delilah. We finally find out what happens to Delilah and how she relates to the story of David and Bathsheba.

I enjoyed reading this book. It started out a little choppy but the storyline picked up and moved right along. It was a very quick read. I found myself rereading 2 Samuel 11-13:25, to reacquaint myself with the biblical story and I was pleasantly surprised that Ms. Goss followed the scripture. I anxiously await the next story of her notorious women of the bible.

Reviewed by Janette Malcolm for Urban Christian Fiction Today

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Shelia Goss said...

Thanks for reading and reviewing Ruthless.

Missy said...

Ms. Goss this is different from the Lip Stick Chronicles. Your pen ranging from YA to Adults to romance ya baby? I like that versatility in your pen.
Thanks for your characters and stories...

Shelia Goss said...

Missy, I appreciate you going on the ride with me and reading all of my books, no matter what genre it's in :)