New Year Book Recommendation: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

I recently read Whore by Willow Aster and it reminded me of  how much I loved Redeeming Love. Both these books are based on the biblical story of Hosea, a man of God who married a prostitute, Gomer. I read this book before I started blogging but I wanted to share my review with you because this book was so inspirational. I think this is the perfect romance book to start off the year.

This book currently has over 100,000  Five Star Ratings on Goodreads!

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redeeming loveCalifornia’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 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 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.

 

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6 Forgiving Stars!!

Wow! Wow!Wow! This was such an amazing book! Talk about a love story for the ages.

This was a historical Christian romance set in the 1800’s. This was an epic tale of a man of God, Michael who showed Angel the true meaning of love. My heart absolutely broke for Angel. She was sold into prostitution as a child and obviously had issues with insecurity and doubting her self-worth. Her actions were so frustrating but you can’t even blame her for all she had to endure throughout her life and she did not think that she was deserving of Michael’s love.

No matter what Angel did (and she did A LOT OF BAD THINGS), Michael was always there for her, always forgiving her, always loving her. This did not make him weak and seem like a pushover. Oh no! Rather you see the strength of this man. The strength it took to love this woman who fought him so much and who betrayed him in so many ways. He had faith in God that this was His will to love this woman Angel whom God had chosen for him.

The writing in this book is so beautiful. This was a literary work of art. The characters in this book are so complex and so well thought out. If you are a lover of romance books, regardless of your faith , this is a MUST READ!! You will have such a special experience reading this book. Highly, highly recommended!!

6 Stars!!!
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