Review #198: "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers

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Review #198: "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers
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Mon, 04-01-2013 - 5:21pm

This was our book club book for the month of much.   I have to say that it had a story line that kept me wanting to keep reading.  It was slow at times for me and it seemed to keep repeating itself, but it was necessary to get the point of the story come through.  We had a good discussion on the book, so that was good.

Here is the information on the book from Barnes and Noble:

A Story of Love That Won't Let Go - No Matter What!

California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep.  

Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside.  
 
Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything. Michael obeys God’s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw.  
 
But with her unexpected softening comes overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband’s pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does…the One who will never let her go.  
 
A powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea, Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love.

 

Tammy

 

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Registered: 10-24-2002

I love this book!!! :)

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Registered: 05-11-1999
I liked The Scarlet Thread as well. My first Francine Rivers book! :)

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Registered: 05-11-1999
This is one of the books I keep on my shelf! :)

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Registered: 04-18-2001

I remember liking this one when I read it. I've since decided The Scarlet Thread is my favourite by Rivers, though I still have to read the Mark of the Lion series.

Thanks for your review. :)