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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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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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    Susan Balch Springs, TX, United States 01-18-10
    Susan Balch Springs, TX, United States 01-18-10 Member Since 2009
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    "a bit of a twist on hosea"

    how she got all this from the few verses in hosea amazing

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    Karen Galax, VA, USA 12-09-09
    Karen Galax, VA, USA 12-09-09
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    "Redeeming Love"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Renae Brandon, SD, USA 12-04-09
    Renae Brandon, SD, USA 12-04-09
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    "Great story"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cherrie McKinney, TX, United States 09-14-09
    Cherrie McKinney, TX, United States 09-14-09
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    "Excellent Book! Hands Down...."

    This book is excellent!!! It sent me through all kinds of emotions. It was hard to put the book down. What a beautiful story!!

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    Sheila IRVINE, CA, USA 09-12-09
    Sheila IRVINE, CA, USA 09-12-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Inspiring love 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 !

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    Alaida Madison Heights, MI, USA 07-30-09
    Alaida Madison Heights, MI, USA 07-30-09
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    "Still the Best"

    This is my favorite!

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    Hannelie du Plessis 06-24-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellent listening"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Elginburg, Ontario, Canada 12-10-08
    Sarah Elginburg, Ontario, Canada 12-10-08
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    "Awesome!"

    This book is uplifting, reaffirming, deeply touching and very moving.

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    Linda Anthem, AZ, United States 04-18-12
    Linda Anthem, AZ, United States 04-18-12
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    "I don't get it"
    Would you try another book from Francine Rivers and/or Kate Forbes?

    I think I probably don't, for the most part, like most historical romances and this book certainly didn't change my mind.


    Has Redeeming Love turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I don't normally read romance. I do love history but historical romance seems to not be something I care for.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narrator did a good job considering what she had to work with. The writing style was not great.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment, disbelief, offense.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Davis, CA, United States 03-22-14
    Karen Davis, CA, United States 03-22-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Christian Lit is clearly not for me."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Christians!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Francine Rivers again?

    No thanks


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Poor voice with poor text to read.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Christian lit should have its own category and be labeled as such.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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