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Redeeming Love | [Francine Rivers]

Redeeming Love

Francine Rivers is one of America's favorite romance writers and a bestselling inspirational author. Her many heartfelt novels have won awards and the adoration of fans accross the country. In Redeeming Love, she retells the Biblical story of Hosea, setting it in the 1850s, amidst California's gold country.
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Publisher's Summary

Francine Rivers is one of America's favorite romance writers and a best-selling inspirational author. Her many heartfelt novels have won awards and the adoration of fans accross the country. In Redeeming Love, she retells the Biblical story of Hosea, setting it in the 1850s, amidst California's gold country.

©1997 Francine Rivers; (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Shannon Grosse Ile, MI, United States 10-22-13
    Shannon Grosse Ile, MI, United States 10-22-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Beautiful Story that Shows Us True Christian Love"
    Where does Redeeming Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my favourite Francine Rivers book. Truly special.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how her husband reflected the love of Jesus.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved how she finally found herself self-worth and independence near the end.


    Who was the most memorable character of Redeeming Love and why?

    Michael Hosea


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    Tanya 10-12-13
    Tanya 10-12-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Incredible beyond words"

    My daughter recommended this book to my mother who loved it. I wanted to borrow the book but couldn't because so many of her friends wanted to borrow it so I got my own. It was incredible The only thing I didn't like was reading in public because I ended up crying like a baby more than once which can prove to be most embarrassing.

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    rebecca grennan FPO, AE, US 09-28-13
    rebecca grennan FPO, AE, US 09-28-13 Member Since 2013

    Truth and Love should always be found together and when I read I look for that.

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    "Every Woman Should Read This Book!"
    Would you listen to Redeeming Love again? Why?

    Yes, I will continue to listen to Redeeming Love over and over again. It is an amazing book about really love and how it can redeem you from anything. This is the best love story I have ever read, hands down! Francine Rivers takes you through every possible emotion that you can have on the course to finding true love leaving you breathless at times living within the moments of Sarah and Michael.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how the author can take a topic that many others have written about but she not only made it fresh but she also made it real, something original and un-cliche. She knew just how to include you in the intimate moments of this couple's life and yet keep their intimate moments still private to the reader. In doing so she reveals how to keep the marriage bed sacred.

    I loved becoming wrapped up in their love story and I love how True Love saved her from a fate she couldn't escape on her own.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Forbes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the only performance by Kate Forbes I have heard so I don't really have an opinion but i feel that there were some sound mixing issues, and they are easily over looked at the content of the story is so tantalizing.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were many moments that were moving to me in this book and honestly they all build on one another so well, I can't spoil them. But I can say, this is a book that you will read at least once a year, much like those who love "Pride and Prejudice" or any other great love story.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have any doubts about reading this book forget them and just read it, it will leave you dreaming about love all day long. If you are married it will light a fire in your heart, and if you aren't it will show you what you should be looking forward too. Truly an amazing book! Must have been inspired by God to share love with those who simply don't know what it really looks like.

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    Currypy LOCUST GROVE, GA, United States 09-26-13
    Currypy LOCUST GROVE, GA, United States 09-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Motivating and Uplifting"
    Where does Redeeming Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My top Choice


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Redeeming Love?

    To watch the Sun Rise from a cold night


    Which character – as performed by Kate Forbes – was your favorite?

    Michael Hosea


    If you could rename Redeeming Love, what would you call it?

    I can't think of a better name after knowing the true story from the bible


    Any additional comments?

    I've read this look when it was first released. The Audio Version is done well. I love it!!!

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    Catherine LaMoure, ND, United States 08-29-13
    Catherine LaMoure, ND, United States 08-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Life Changing Book!"

    This book perfectly portrays not only the kind of unconditional love one should have for their spouse, but also the kind of love that God has for us.

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    M. Kamakeeaina 08-09-13 Member Since 2012

    Can't hear you....I'm reading!!

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    "70 x 7"
    What made the experience of listening to Redeeming Love the most enjoyable?

    It was the first time I read a "Christian" romance and I was so engaged with the characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How it wasn't a mushy, everything falls into place type of novel. The characters were so well represented that I became vested in their lives while reading this book.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Forbes – was your favorite?

    All of them.


    If you could take any character from Redeeming Love out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Michael - Just to know a man after God's heart. Someone who will do whatever God tells him to do even if it feels like it's ripping his heart to pieces.


    Any additional comments?

    What a great story! Such a reminder of how much God loves me. No matter what I do, say or think he is still there with his arms open to me. Wow! 70x7!

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    MarissaB 07-15-13
    MarissaB 07-15-13 Member Since 2012

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    "One of Francine Rivers best!"

    A wonderful book that highlights the loving nature of God and His willingness to forgive us over and over again. The narrator did a good job.

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    Vamplove1991 United States 06-28-13
    Vamplove1991 United States 06-28-13

    Audible and audiobooks save my sanity during a very busy crazy life. There is no better stress relief than a new book.

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    "Great unexpected story!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would absolutely recommend this book. I wasn't sure I would like it but once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. The story takes you on a long detailed journey of strength, courage and finding a way to overcome all of your trials. The wonderful love story will touch your heart.


    What three words best describe Kate Forbes’s voice?

    Soothing, attentive and driven


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Redeeming!!!!


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    R. L. Royce 06-01-13
    R. L. Royce 06-01-13 Member Since 2014

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    "A MUST READ< MUST HAVE BOOK"

    Having read this book about 15 years ago, I was tickled to come across it again. An incredible story, with an incredible narrator. Take the time to read this it will be worth the investment.

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    Deborah Plattsburgh, NY, United States 06-01-13
    Deborah Plattsburgh, NY, United States 06-01-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Lovely and memorable"
    Would you listen to Redeeming Love again? Why?

    Yes. I read the book years ago and count it as one of my favorites. Francine Rivers touches on some tragic topics and reveals so many elements of the human condition. It's a story with so much depth that you will remember it long after its end. I know the characters have been well-developed when they make me want to scream at them or cry over their sorrows. Rivers has accomplished that without doubt.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, because when I find a really compelling book, I like to savor it. But, it was that good that I did listen to it hours at a time.


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