©1997 Francine Rivers; (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC
A friend of mine suggested this book. After I got it, I discovered two of my daughters had the book as well as my mother. I was gripped the entire book. I can't wait to listen to it again. It is a beautiful parrallel of Hosea.
Although about halfway through this story I was finding myself somewhat bored for a few minutes, the majority of the work was well written and captivating. This is a very long book, but does a great job capturing the message behind the story.
This book is excellent!!! It sent me through all kinds of emotions. It was hard to put the book down. What a beautiful story!!
how lovely to listen to a love story, that is a reinactment of the book of Hosea in the bible, set to modern times. It is my first christian romance novel that I have read, and in truth is now one of my favorites. I highly recommend this to any romance novel lover !
This was a most rewarding listening experience. Francine Rivers wrote a heartfelt book that can actually be experienced in any circumstance of human life and it was read in a way that makes you feel part of the story.
I think I probably don't, for the most part, like most historical romances and this book certainly didn't change my mind.
I don't normally read romance. I do love history but historical romance seems to not be something I care for.
The narrator did a good job considering what she had to work with. The writing style was not great.
Disappointment, disbelief, offense.
This is supposed to be a modern day story of the book of Hosea but so much in this book disturbed me. Really, the guy in the story stalked the woman, a prostitute. Then he basically kidnapped her after she was beaten almost to death by her pimp. While she was still very ill from injuries, he called in a minister to marry them, getting her to say a feeble "Why not?" in place of the "I do" while she was still in bed, injured, confused and not mentally competent due to the beating. H then took her home to his farm and wonders why she wants to get away.
Sorry, the God I know doesn't violate people people's wills.
If you want a book that makes it okay to stalk women, overwhelm them while they are too sick to speak up for themselves because God tells you to do it --- well...you'll like this book. But I suggest you read a little history on women's issues.
BTW, I am an evangelical Christian, and I believe the Biblical story of Hosea is a beautiful story of God's unconditional love for us. But this was not the same story.
Poor voice with poor text to read.
Christian lit should have its own category and be labeled as such.
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