Thursday, October 3, 2013

Book Review: Redeeming Love

I know I'm a little behind the times on this one. I've heard from several friends about how much they liked this book and how I should read it. So when it came up for review, I jumped at the chance to see what I had been missing...

Why had it taken me so long to read this?!?!

"Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a new release of the book that includes a reader's guide. A modern take on the story of Gomer and Hosea set in the California Gold Rush, this story is one that can touch the heart of any women who has had trouble accepting the love of another unconditionally.

I loved this story and quickly soaked it up in just a few days. Francine Rivers weaves a compelling tale and believable characters. I found myself crying as I identified with so many of Angel's insecurities and worries that I have struggled with as well. I would, however, caution readers that there are several sensitive issues that may be inappropriate for younger readers, centering on prostitution, child abuse, nudity, and adultery. All of these are thematically relevant and not gratuitous but still something readers might want to be aware of.

You can read the complete Prologue HERE! :) Rating: 5 out of 5 stars! Happy Reading!

Soli Deo Gloria,

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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