Book Review, “Redeeming Love,” Francine Rivers author

Redeeming Love coverRedeeming Love, written by Francine Rivers, is a retelling of the story of Hosea and Gomer in the Bible.  Set in the mid-1800s during the California Gold Rush, it brings forth the lives of Angel and Michael.

Angel, sold into prostitution as a child, has never been able to escape from her plight.  She finds herself in Pair-a-Dice, California, working as a prostitute, where her beauty draws men in flocks.  Her hardened heart and hatred toward these men get her through each day, until Michael Hosea comes to town.  Immediately drawn to Angel, he feels God is telling him to marry her.  Although the marriage does not come about the way he plans, he is determined to honor his vows, even when Angel runs away from him over and over.  She begins trying to escape what she feels is being owned by another man, and ends up running the final time in an effort to protect Michael from a life she sees as not good enough for him.

This is a truly beautiful love story.  I would, however, recommend caution in regard to preteens or younger readers due to the subject matter.  While nothing lewd or inappropriate is included, portions are clearly intended for more mature readers.

Kara

I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s