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  • Title: Redeeming Love
  • Author: Francine Rivers
  • ISBN: 9781590525135
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 whCalifornia 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 than Michael does the One who will never let her go.
    Redeeming Love California s gold country 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 a

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    1. I m not even going to attempt to review this one because I doubt that I could do it justice Besides, there s over a thousand reviews of this book on GR hard to believe I must have been one of the few people who haven t read this book Anyway, it was definitely the best book I ve read all year, and probably one of the best books I ve EVER read It was easy to read the story flowed very smoothly , yet emotionally, it was very difficult to read Parts of the book just tore me up inside, and I had to t [...]

    2. 5 Inspiring Stars I m soooo happy Where s a box of tissues when you need them I have to listen to the end again Oh my, I can t stop crying Michaelhe is the power of love No review I could ever do, would give this book the justice it is so deserving of You have to experience it to understand all the meaning that it holds Thank you to KarLyn who was the first to tell me about this book, and then all my other friends who encouraged me to read it It s an amazing journey I will NEVER forget

    3. Utterly heart wrenching Gripping Riveting ExtraordinaryI could go on and on and still not justify the magnitude of this story s brilliance what it means, what it stands for, and how deeply it has affected me Reading Redeeming Love was an intensely humbling and inspirational experience It isn t about drama or angst or sexy loves scenes is a powerful, eye opening story focused on faith and redemption on rising up from the dust of despair and finding yourself worthy It s about the unparalleled ways [...]

    4. Please note I read the Kindle version which apparently is the clean Christian version The original paperback is what I should have read Darn.4 Angel StarsThis is a Christian based love story about a prostitute finding redemption and spirituality with her farmer husband This book quotes a lot of scripture and the story itself is based on the Bible story of Hosea and Gomer Set in California in the 1950 s during the gold rush, Sarah is working as a high priced prostitute after years being owned sin [...]

    5. 4.5 starsRedeeming Love is one of those must read romances worth reading at least onceThere are two versions of Redeeming Love This is a review of the original 1991 version The 1997 version is basically the same as the original, but was edited to remove any descriptions of the love scenes and any coarse language to make it suitable for the Christian market.Based on the Book of Hosea from the Bible, where God told the prophet, Hosea to marry the prostitute, Gomer Go marry a prostitute and have ch [...]

    6. I didn t get very far into this before realising that it was R rated Luckily I got it free so haven t wasted any money and can happily throw it away One of the most troubling things about this book is that there are a number of reviews from non Christians commenting on the graphic nature of this book and stating that they wouldn t have thought the writer was a Christian That alone explains why Christian authors need to be careful with their content, they are representing Jesus.I am aware that th [...]

    7. Read this book about 10 years ago Re reading it now March 14th, 2013 I finished and this book is still my all time favorite book Deserves than 5 stars This book is based off the love story from the Bible of Hosea and Gomer Gomer is a prostitute and Hosea is a Godly man told to marry her It s their struggle she finds it hard to turn away from the life she has always known and basically born into This is theultimate love story I loved reading about Michael Angel s love story There were so many th [...]

    8. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers has undeniably earned a coveted spot on my top bookshelf of classically flawless stories This is a book that I will probably find myself reading over and over again until it simply falls apart at the seams Such a beautiful love story that I could not separate myself from both mentally and emotionally I read this book while I was traveling, and I truly don t know how I made my connector flights or found my departing gate terminals, or even who sat next to me on t [...]

    9. 5 STARSShe thought she had been saved by his love for her, and in part she had been It had cleansed her, never casting blame But that had been only the beginning It was loving him in return that had brought her up out of the darkness.Wow So much to say about this book And I don t even know where to begin The emotions incited were overwhelming My chest still hurts from the feelings I have I must say, I don t cry often when I read And when I do, it is often out of sorrow and pain But this book ma [...]

    10. I think the purpose of this book was overshadowed by the very dark subject matter A lot of people have called this a Christian Romance, I find that very hard to believe The story is about a young girl sold into prostitution at the age of eight who later is rescued by a man named Michael The books goes into shocking, disturbing detail of the sad life she led She run s away from her devoted husband multiple times, which also got old The whole thing was very depressing and I only continued to read [...]

    11. This is a difficult book to rate because at times it s a 1 and then a 3 and I can even see how readers could give it a 5 star rating It s an inspirational romance that at times is quite heavy on the religious aspect in my opinion If the idea of a kind of self sacrifice to the extreme that doesn t seem to benefit anyone apart from God but even then that s debatable appeals to you, then you ll probably like this book I didn t particularly enjoy it, but I could appreciate it.It s not the greatest w [...]

    12. I recieved this as a part of the First Reads program.I was repulsed by this book.It s supposed to be a Christian romance novel Full disclosure, I m an atheist, so I wasn t expecting to exactly fall in love with the book But I found the concept of the story of Hosea being retold during the Gold Rush interesting, or else I wouldn t have picked it up.So you may ask, why was I so repulsed by this book Looking past the forced marriage, rape, beatings and child rape described in the book Also looking [...]

    13. wow, a very powerful story I listened to this one on my iPod I tried so hard not to cry especially toward the end but I finally had to pull over and wipe my eyes when it ended So much grief, redemption and joy A fantastic story that drew me in and kept me glued Its a historical romance set in mid 1800 s gold country region of California Angel is a damaged young woman working a brothel and struggling with many horrors from her past Michael is a devout Christian who believes God wants him to marry [...]

    14. Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestI am not religious, so my review of this inspirational romance will be coming from the perspective of a secular reader Our theme read in the Unapologetic Romance Readers group for the month of May was christian romance, and REDEEMING LOVE was actually my nomination Francine Rivers is a name that gets bandied around a lot, not just in the christian fiction groups, but also in the historical romance groups in general I was curious to see what she was like As soo [...]

    15. Hm, hard review to write I appreciate the story of redemption Rivers set out to tell, but I didn t like how she went about it The story was riveting at first, drawing me in, so that I read the first 100 pages without even setting it aside But I had to lay the book down to complete a task, and as I did it, I realized that I was feelingdirty Truly, a great deal of the book is focused on sordid and dirty details Even after we are away from the subjects of child rape, human trafficking, auctioning o [...]

    16. Oh, if she could only be Eve again, a new creature in Paradise Before the Fall.3.5 stars I had a full review typed out and accidentally closed my window without saving Take 2 will have a couple of thoughts and a very awesome quote missing.Michael and Sarah Angel are destined to be together Michael s prayers have led him to Angel, and when he sees her, he knows that she is the one he has been praying for However, Michael is having a hard time convincing Angel of this For Angel is a prostitute a w [...]

    17. Sarah was the by product of an affair between her mother and a wealthy married man a father who was only interested in his mistress and wants nothing to do with his child He eventually dumps them, and cut off from funds and family let s just say that life on the docks isn t easy When she s left on her own, Sarah is sold to a pedophile and eventually into prostitution The main focus of the story begins years later as Sarah now called Angel is most highly sought after prostitute in the California [...]

    18. DNF page 50I was supposed to read this to page 200 as punishment for lost bet but I m gonna be dishonorable scum and just bail out of it because I just can t go on with this This book is probably good if you are into this kind of stuff but religious romance about redeeming love for anti romantic, cynical atheist like me was just torture.

    19. I can safely say that I should have never started this book I have heard about this book for ages It pops up from time to time on friends feeds, and with over 70,000 ratings and over 1,600 ratings, I d say it is a pretty popular book When I saw this come up on NetGalley, I was hesitant to give this a try However, the Kindle book costs 9.99, so I figured this was my only shot to see what all the fuss was about I asked a few GR friends if they thought that this book was appropriate for someone who [...]

    20. My 1st Xtian romance may be my last Nothing wrong w the writing, just not my cuppa I was raised a baptized confirmed Catholic who went to Catholic schools, but turned into a semi atheist plz don t cast rocks me I still don t feel like converting after reading this book The romance is above par told in a smooth style, but I didn t buy the message the author tried to convey it took some adjustment to see the words God whatnot popping up way too liberally I thought the hero deserved a wake up call [...]

    21. This is a Christian Inspirational Historical romance a genre I rarely seek out Thanks to some enthusiastic reviews, I decided to take the plunge I read the 1997 version that is posted at Open Library and I was moved by it, but I didn t understand why I could sigh and say how romantic Then I read some of the reviews here and I learned there is a 1991 version that has explicit and or sensual love scenes between the two protagonists it s all fade to black in this version and it has rougher languag [...]

    22. I feel like my heart has just been put through the wringer Wow There are two versions of Redeeming Love the original 1991 version, and the 1997 version that was sanitized to remove the coarse language and very mild love scenes to make it fit for the Inspirational market I bought the original 1991 version, but even with it being the original, the story still has a strong religious bent, and the love scenes are not explicit but implied To be honest, I put off reading this for a very long time, th [...]

    23. Redemption This is a story about redemption.I am not a person who is ever at a loss for words It doesn t happen Yet as I sit at my computer, wanting to write this review so badly, I am at a loss for words The beauty and lasting impression this novel makes on the reader is hard to put into words After reading Redeeming Love, I am emotionally exhausted I have cried many tears, been angry, hurt, and horrified at the atrocities in this story, and yet have this silly grin on my face when I think abou [...]

    24. 5 StarsAn amazing and unforgettable love story that touched my heart deeply I do not own the words that would do this book justice in a review I highly recommend this to everyone Angel lost her innocence and hope as a young child At only eight years old, she is sold to a man who rapes her and then forces her into a life of prostitution Now, a young beautiful woman, she is full of bitterness and has little or no self worth There is no hope left in her soul Her tragedy is heart breaking, bleak and [...]

    25. This book is incredibly romantic, in that it is a story about a powerful love that brings about happiness in the lives of the couple It is less romantic in that it is also the story about a couple who must deal with a damaged past, and a damaged soul, and the pain and destruction that that damage can still inflict It is not the story of an easy love It is also a story about God s plan Most Christian books are about people who are Christians The main characters mostly do good things This book, as [...]

    26. What a book I think this book touched my heart completely God must be speaking to me lately I keep picking up books that are spirit based I m starting to listen.

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