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Redeeming Love reader ↠ Paperback read ☆ 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 aliHiness 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 than Michael Hosea doesthe One who will never let her go A life changing story of God’s unconditional redemptive all consuming love back cove 45 stars Redeeming Love is one of those must read romances worth reading at least once There 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 marketBased 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 children with her here we have Michael Hosea a farmer being told by God to marry Angel a local whore in the 1850s goldfields of California Author Francine Rivers wrote historical romances and historical fiction before she became a Christian Redeeming Love written in 1991 bridges the writing of her original romances and her later Christian fiction illustrating well the old and new Francine Rivers in the one book The original does contain some coarse language eg son of a bitch damn bastard etc and some descriptive love scenes not contained in the second version The original holds up better in my opinion as a romance than the revised version with emphasis on their relationship and the physicality of it Nevertheless both versions contain the same plot For those who prefer a clean read then the edited or Christian version is preferableAlthough it is peppered throughout with Bible verses I don't think they're intrusive It is afterall a Christian story based on a book of the Bible and written by a Christian My only real complaint is that often it lends itself to cheesiness but that's my complaint about most if not all romances He felt her loosen and melt in his arms and he sent her up again in to the heavens joining her there and holding on to the moment as long as he could before the slow descent back to earthOh to You be the glory Lord LordUm okayOn my fourth read of this story over the years I don't view it with the same wide eyed romantic wonder as I first did The prose is average at best the historical setting adeuate The stubbornness of Angel in refusing to accept Michael's love and her conseuent running off was overdone and tiresome Michael himself often forces Angel to do his bidding believing as he does that it's for her best and so their relationship comes across as patronising and paternalistic at timesSome of his thoughts and reactions are not those of a Godly man Some of the tragedies that beset Angel's wretched life seem gratuitous Francine Rivers seemingly wanted to heap mankind's collective sin onto the head of this poor woman Some of the scenes are unnecessarily explicit The conclusion is way too neat with its fairy tale ending Yet Redeeming Love still holds up as an allegory of God's love for humankind Love forgiveness and redemption It is one of those rare novels that though based on a story from the Bible manages to captivate an audience who may not claim any Christian beliefs It can be at times depressing heart wrenching horrifying and preachy Yet it is also uplifting glorifying hope filled and romanticDespite some reservations Redeeming Love is still a worthy read for lovers of Christian fiction and for lovers of romance Even if you don't end up loving it it is so popular so highly rated and reviewed that it's worth reading just the once Because despite its flaws for me it still manages to resonate with the ideal of true love and the romantic notions of love conuers allSteam 25

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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 m 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 scenesit 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 love and faith can conuer all and I could not have been pleased with this loving and fulfilling journey Sarah aka Angel is a beautiful damaged woman who remains a prisoner of a past that heartlessly sold her into prostitution as a child She was abandoned abused and alone and my heart shattered for her Selling her body was all she'd ever knownso when Michael attempts to show her an honest life she is untrusting and feels unworthy to receive it Angel had a uiet strength and I was completely blown away by her transformation Her uest for freedom was relentless and she easily became one of my most beloved heroines Michael in my opinion was saint like His patience and love for Angel was astonishing and his faith in himself and in God inspiring I've never before felt such a strong sense of love and acceptance through a character Angel and Michael's connection stands as a pure example of love in its most honest and unconditional stateexactly how it's meant to be The writing simply wow'd me It was elouent and its grace brought this story to life I felt every pain and heartache displayed within these broken characters as well as every rejoice This was my first Christian Fiction novel and I was initially unsure what to expect Although faith in God plays a big role in this story having faith in oneself is an eually apparent theme—one to which anyone can relate The element of religion was heavily pronounced but I didn't find it to be preachy — in fact I found it comforting and enlightening It wasn't over the top; it was delicate and its message seemed to transcend the structures of organized religion Freedom does not come from without but is instead brought forth from within My song for Sarah Blackbird singing in the dead of nightTake these broken wings and learn to flyAll your lifeYou were only waiting for this moment to ariseBlackbird singing in the dead of nightTake these sunken eyes and learn to seeAll your lifeYou were only waiting for this moment to be free Book Stats ▪ GenreCategory Christian FictionRomance▪ Steam Caliber Clean▪ Romance Emotional and heartbreaking Beautifully evolves ▪ Characters Expertly composed Patient kind loving hero Tragically broken but lovable heroine ▪ Plot Centers largely on redemption faith and the healing power of love Substantial depth ▪ Writing Accomplished and exuisite execution Inspiring narrative ▪ POV Third person perspective▪ Cliffhanger None

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Redeeming LoveEets 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 unwort 5 stars Love cleanses beloved It doesn't beat you down It doesn't cast blame My love isn't a weapon It's a lifeline Reach out and take hold and don't let go” Honestly I almost never read historical romance It just doesn’t interest me as much as contemporary does I saw this on my libraries page and it had been recommended to me in the past so I picked up the audiobook I’m so glad I did This book was fantastic and I loved it so muchThis book takes place in California in the 1850’s Michael is a farmer who goes into town to sell some of his things and that’s when he sees Angel Angel’s life has been hard and even though she’s young she’s been through so much She is a prostitute who has been owned by others since a young age Michael feels called to marry Angel and even though she’s resistant to the idea eventually she comes around Michael treats Angel well and shows her what real love and partnership is She doesn’t know how to accept this and never feels good enough and it causes issues between them No matter what though Michael never gives up on her Redeeming Love is above all a story of unconditional love It’s based on the bible story of Hosea and Gomer which is a parable of God’s love for us and his willingness to always take us back no matter what our mistakes AngelSarah and Michael’s love story was beautiful and I was on the edge of my seat through most of this story I didn’t know how things would turn out but by the end I was so happy This is a cleaninspirational romance and it gave me so many feels and had such an amazing hero and I adored it so much Though fallen low God raised her up an angel