Lady Ruth Bromfield

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Wow, what an emotional and inspiring story!
Wow, what an emotional and inspiring story! I actually choked up at a few places, and really grew to admire Ruth’s spirit and strength… she is a true heroine. The way that Gordon Smith writes itis like we are really there in her head experiencing her amazing life with her. The writing is very descriptive, emotional, engaging, and atmospheric. The attention to detail, both personal and historical is amazing, and I actually feel like I learned something about this era and thought it had a great blend of fiction and reality … the author has clearly done his research and it shows. The pacing is steady, and it pulls you in right from the start. Overall, an impressive and uplifting read, one that I recommend for almost everyone. (5 stars).
Kay leeks  

Lady Ruth Bromfield” by Gordon Smith packs a real punch, mentally
“Lady Ruth Bromfield” by Gordon Smith packs a real punch, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. From the intriguing opening to the gut-wrenching opening chapters, we are transported back in time to another place and become a living part of history through Ruth’s eyes as she is born in the wrong place at the wrong time, at the onset of Hitler’s Third Reich. But while this is a tumultuous time in history, we get a renewed sense of hope and inspiration in these pages… how a young girl can lift herself from dire circumstances and become something really powerful and inspiring. Along the way we really feel her strength and determination to survive and succeed, and I feel like I somehow learned something while reading this, like Ruth (and others- Madeline, John, Clive, etc) characters really gave some humanity and hope to such an inhumane period of history. While this is certainly a spiritual-based novel with elements of Christianity and Judaism, it will also appeal to a secular audience across genres, in my opinion. A riveting read that you won’t want to put down. Would love to read more form Gordon Smith in the future! (5stars).
Stacey  Decker 
oh my gosh… that was incredible! I need some time to process all
Oh my gosh… that was incredible! I need some time to process all that. This book was loaded with tension and drama and action… honestly even by the 15% mark I felt like I’d already been through the emotional wringer! And we were just getting started! In addition to the powerful storyline, the way the author Gordon Smith writes is simply mesmerizing. Literary prose that is clear and straightforward, yet unexpectedly beautiful, even in the bleakest of scenes. Like a light in the darkness. But it makes you just want to keep on reading. Really enjoyed the blend of reality/fiction and that we feel transported to another time and place to really experience it all firsthand… like an intimate, personalized history lesson, if you will. There were some very minor editing errors nothing too major that hindered my overall enjoyment. I recommend this for fans of historical fiction, or anyone who wants to read a riveting, moving and well written novel of love, perseverance, hope, faith and inspiration. (4 stars).

This was unlike anything I’ve read before

 “Lady Ruth Bromfield” by Gordon Smith was the first book I’d read from this author, but I hope it won’t be the last! (Happy to see he has a few others already published).This was unlike anything I’ve read before, and it surprised me how much I liked it, especially considering the sombre backdrop. But instead of focusing on the horrors and the negatives, Smith lifts the story and its readers up high with the in-depth look if its remarkable heroine in Lady Ruth Bromfield. She is so easy to connect with that it doesn’t matter if her life and experiences (even faiths) are different from yours – you relate to her and can’t help but be incredibly impressed. The way that Smith describes things makes it feel very realistic and lifelike and I was pleased with how it all wrapped up at the end. Recommend for fans of spiritual literary fiction, bios, drama. (4 stars).
 Gillian Hancock

One of the more powerful written novels I’ve read in a while
First off, this was one of the more powerfully written novels I’ve read in a while, and I couldn’t help but notice how that played off against the subject matter. Minor occasional slow pacing aside, the narrative prose and character development is some of the best I’ve read in a long while. We really transform along with the young Ruth as she grows into a special woman and feel her influence on the others around her. And the story arc… You just absolutely cannot stop reading after the introduction (at least I couldn’t), and the shocking events and continual building of tension and high stakes makes it almost impossible to put down at times. While this is definitely more character driven than action based, it is not the least bit boring! The thing that struck me the most was just how  well Gordon Smith nailed the human experience during this time and gave a different angle to both religion and the wartime era (and after) than we normally see in books… it felt as close as if being there!  (4-5 stars).

Layla Messing  

Excellently written and well crafted
This book by Gordon Smith does an incredible job of transporting us to the past where we meet our heroine, Ruth. We already know that we are in for an inspiring and moving ride from the description (and the other great reviews), but I was genuinely impressed (and surprised!)  with just how much this book touched me. All too often it seems we focus on the negative side of humanity, and I love that Lady Ruth’s rise is contrasted with the Nazi regime… good against evil, if you will. For even in the toughest and bleakest circumstances a star can shine that will light the way for others, providing both inspiration and hope. This book delivers in spades, and I think it has a wonderful message that many will relate to, despite religious backgrounds. Tolerance  and compassion is a strong theme here and itis contagious to the readers. Excellently written and well crafted.  Highly recommend. (5 stars).


A touching book.
 It is a book that allows us to understand perfectly the meaning of words such as’ sacrifice’ ‘tolerance’ and ‘goodness’. Lady Ruth Bromfield will become an example of love, kindness and hope among its thousands of experiences, connecting you to cry, smile and hope.


Published by Gordon Smith

Retired Traffic Management Project Manager and one of Amazon bestselling author, Gordon, has spent most of his life in sales, public transport and traffic management. Born on 18th May 1945 in the Sydney suburb of Camperdown, while his father was away fighting in World War 2. Though he had been to school in Leichardt, his primary education began mainly at West Melbourne School after his family moved to Melbourne. Gordon has some notable certificates to his name; In 1998, he received the Certificate of Transport Management from Queensland University. He also received the Certificate IV in Project Management. Gordon has three sons with his first wife and now has four grandchildren. He married his current wife, Kay, in Brisbane in 2003, and she has been his inspiration ever since. Gordon has enjoyed the luxury of residing and working in different parts of Australia and in the process enjoyed different employment opportunities. This great working experience in the public transportation industry and then civil construction came to an awesome end in 2013 as he retired at Caloundra, Queensland. After retirement, he took an interest in researching his family. This research helped him discover links back to the 1400’s and even a distant link to the Royal family of the United Kingdom. Also, during this research, he discovered he had relatives who fought in the Great War. Though he was familiar with his relatives in the 2nd World War, he knew nothing about the men in his family who had fought in the Great War. This research and discovery gave him knowledge and ideas which brought about the writing of his first book “A family that went to war”. After publishing his first book, other books sprang up easily. His second book was “An Australian story” – the saga of an Australian family over two centuries. In this book, he wrote about Australia early settlement and the events that made Australia and the makings of a family. Amazingly, this book sat on the Amazon best selling list for the Kindle history of Australia and Oceania for about 10 days, giving him further inspiration as he wrote his third book within a calendar year. His third book “The Ministry Communications Unit” is pure fiction based on a fictitious movie company set up by the Government during World War 2. He based a lot of this story around the locations that surround Caloundra. He next took on a fictional novel “Lady Ruth Bromfield” an inspirational biography about a Jewish girl, raised by an English, Church of England priest and her progress to becoming an inspirational leading industrialist. His book “Men With a Mission is an eye-opening account of events in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos during the 1969’s and 1970’s. The main players in this story are a Christian, A Jew and a Muslim who were brought together by an astute Australian Officer and made them into a significant group of investigators. His next book The Sensual Retiree” a romance story about a woman whose husband dies shortly after he retires. The story follows her life transitioning into a widow who moves into a retirement village. She makes new friends and discovers that it is possible for a widow in her sixties and seventies to be able to enjoy the company of male suitors. He followed up with “The Aboriginal Cameleer” a story about a small Australian town during the late 1930s. Although originally aimed at older children, this book has a wider appeal. His latest effort Karanja Run. Karanja Run is a family owned cattle station located in the Channel country of north Queensland, it is located about 200 km north of Birdsville and is approx. 4,500 square kilometres in size Stephen Fitzsimmons inherited the station from his father ten years after marrying Eileen. A tough, no-nonsense man with a love of his country only exceeded by the love of his family. Eileen is the mother of 3 children, Gloria. Giles and Allison. Runs the household with a firm, but loving hand. Our story starts with the expulsion of Allison after being discovered in a compromising position with another girl. Allison always claimed that it was an innocent incident, but the shame of a same-sex relationship haunted her. She returned to “Karanja Run”. After a short, while her father sent her to be trained as a helicopter pilot working with the cattle movements on “Karanja Run.” After a short-lived romance with a station hand she is recruited as a helicopter pilot by the Volunteer Emergency and Search Agency (known generally as VESA).” Her sister, Gloria trains as a nurse and eventually becomes a Flying Doctor nurse. Their brother Giles prepares to take over and run the family station. After several rescue operations Allison and her crew are kidnapped by a crime syndicate. Her subsequent rescue from an Asian jungle location is a gripping adventure on its own. Returning from a normal; Flying Doctor mission, Gloria’s aircraft runs into a bad storm, drifts well of course then crashes into the thick bush. Her pilot eventually dies from his injuries while Gloria uses all her survival skills waiting for a rescue. Enduring bushfires and floods all contribute to each other’s strength of character. Our story concludes with Giles dying in a flood leaving his wife and his sisters to look after Karanja Run. Gordon has been able to utilise his knowledge gained while in the army, driving taxis (he actually became the Victorian Taxi driver of the year at one stage,) along with his vast knowledge of the Civil construction industry in his writings. This book will open the world of fiction to a whole new level. Gordon feels that this will be his greatest book with a wide area of interest. For more, visit

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