February 03, 2011
Redeeming Love - by Francine Rivers
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 Hosea 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 come 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 can no longer deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael Hosea does…the One who will never let her go.
Check out the first chapter here:
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (Chapter 1)
This book was recommended to me by a friend of mine with very similar reading tastes as me, so I knew it would be fantastic, but the number of pages was daunting, as I was not a very avid reader at the time. As soon as I picked up the book I couldn't put it down. Although I have never dabbled in the realm of prostitution, I felt Angel's pain, fear and confusion. She couldn't grasp the concept that a man would want to spend time with her without wanting something in return, but that is exactly what Michael Hosea did. He felt led to love her like Christ loves her and to get her out of this situation she was in. I was compelled to keep reading until the very last page.
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Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this review. I own this book and am writing it for the edification of those looking for new Christian Fiction novels to pick up.
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