Redeeming Ruth

A literary memoir about one family’s journey to adopt an abandoned child with profound disabilities from Uganda. Winner of a 2018 Christopher Award and the 2018 Maine Literary Award for memoir.

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The Christmas Cradle

Every Christmas Eve, Molly and her cousins help set up for a huge party at Lantern Hill Farm. But when something goes wrong, the children work together and discover the joy of serving others. 

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The Backward Easter Egg Hunt

Six-year-old Molly can’t wait for Aunt Jenny’s famous Easter egg hunt at Lantern Hill Farm. But something’s different this year. Instead of hiding eggs filled with prizes, Aunt Jenny gives the children empty eggs to fill!

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Redeeming Ruth: Everything Life Takes, Love Restores

Winner of a 2018 Christopher Award for books that inspire

and the 2018 Maine Literary Award for memoir!


Meadow Rue Merrill dreamed of the perfect family: two boys and a girl. Then she and her husband, Dana, would adopt. Together they prayed, “Lord, if you have another child for us, you will have to bring that child to us.” Miraculously, God did. Only that child wasn’t what they’d imagined. Born in Uganda and abandoned at birth, Ruth had severe disabilities. Would they adopt her? That was the question God seemed to be asking. The answer would stretch their faith, test their endurance, and bring them more joy than they’d ever imagined. It would also break their hearts and open their eyes to the needs of other abandoned children and people with disabilities in the developing world. All royalties benefit orphans and people with disabilities in Uganda.

Meadow Rue Merrill is the award winning author of the inspirational memoir, Redeeming Ruth: Everything Life Takes, Love Restores. A former journalist, she began her career as a reporter for a small Maine newspaper, corresponded for The Boston Globe, and contributed to Down East magazine, The New York Times and The Boston Sunday Globe Magazine while raising six children. She currently teaches English and writes for children and adults from a little house in the big woods of midcoast Maine.

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