California's gold country, 1850. Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. 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 heart begins to thaw. But with her unexpected softening come overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. So Angel runs. Back to the darkness...A powerful retelling of the book of Hosea, Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God's unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love. A page-turner.
Francine Rivers is a New York Times best-selling author, and her novels have been awarded numerous prizes, including the RITA Award, the Christy Award, and the ECPA Gold Medallion. She's been inducted into the Romance Writers Hall of Fame. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter Christ until later in life, when she was already a wife, mother, and an established romance novelist. Shortly after becoming a born-again Christian, Francine wrote Redeeming Love, one of the Christian Booksellers Association's top-selling titles, as her statement of faith.