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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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    Amazon Customer 02-25-13
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    "Another hit for Francine Rivers!"
    Would you listen to Redeeming Love again? Why?

    Absolutely! Francine Rivers does an excellent job retelling the story of God's relentless love as found in the book of Hosea.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Angel/Sarah. Angel has such depth of character and Rivers does a great job of showing the effects of our environment in fashioning who we are.


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    Sarah Richmond, Australia 02-19-13
    Sarah Richmond, Australia 02-19-13
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    "My first audible book and it was a winner!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It is a BEAUTIFUL story that touches your heart in so many different ways.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Angel/Amanda/Sarah - Although not all of us have been prostitutes, we have all prostituted ourselves to something and I could relate with her defiance and stubborness. God truly allures us with His love.


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

    I absolutely loved when Angel took on Duke and God saved her out of that situation. I was so excited!!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a truly amazing LOVE story of a man and a woman and God and I can't recommend it enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ada BEAR, DE, United States 02-16-13
    ada BEAR, DE, United States 02-16-13
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    "AWESOME"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Redeeming Love to be better than the print version?

    Have'nt read the print version but I think the audio edition would be better for me.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is over the top, The absolute best. It really makes you think about Gods love for you. I can't say enough about this book. Fantastic!!!!! Francine Rivers books are the best. The Mark of the Lion series is really good also.

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    Monika Carstairs, Alberta, Canada 02-11-13
    Monika Carstairs, Alberta, Canada 02-11-13
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    "Fantastic book!"
    Where does Redeeming Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was actually my first audiobook, so I guess it ranked as number one!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Michael for his faith


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Paul finally saw Angel for who God made her to be!


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

    Again Michael for his steadfast devotion and love of God


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anita R. Hughes Atlanta, GA USA 02-08-13
    Anita R. Hughes Atlanta, GA USA 02-08-13

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    "Captured my soul"
    Where does Redeeming Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    By far it was the best that I have heard.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Angel was my favorite character because I could so relate to her on certain levels concerning love. She was so innocent and yet so marred by her life that it was no wonder that Micheal fell in love with her.


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

    no I haven't.


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

    not possible because it is so long but if I had the time to spare I most certainly would listen to it all at once.


    Any additional comments?

    Kate Forbes did a fantastic job of narrating this book. Her inflections and tone were superb and the dramatic reading was excellent.

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    rebecca 01-14-13
    rebecca 01-14-13
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    "Very tedious to listen to.."
    Any additional comments?

    The narration took some time to get used to, the country drawl of the narrator was annoying. The pace of the book was very slow. The subject matter was disturbing at times, despite the ultimate redemptive theme.

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    Terry Jasper Keller, TX, US 01-07-13
    Terry Jasper Keller, TX, US 01-07-13
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    "Great author...long book"
    What made the experience of listening to Redeeming Love the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoy good Christian fiction and enjoyed reading one based on an Old Testament book.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was long in coming.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene would be the one where Angel stands on stage and faces down all the lusty men and a complete stranger comes to her aid.


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

    Angel was the most memorable because of her inability to accept love.


    Any additional comments?

    The book could have been a few predictable exploits shorter.

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    Doug S. 01-07-13
    Doug S. 01-07-13
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    "Enjoyable listen, though not my favorite genre"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The book was well written and the performance was strong. I choose this on the suggestion of a family member because of a personal connection, else I would never select a story, however compelling, that has the narrative feel of a Lifetime movie.

    The end was a tad too preachy for me (pun intended), but otherwise a good listen.


    If you’ve listened to books by Francine Rivers before, how does this one compare?

    N/A


    What about Kate Forbes’s performance did you like?

    Told the story without getting in the way. No forced characters - particularly of the opposite sex.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    The book was plenty enough. Nothing personal, but I prefer other genres.


    Any additional comments?

    I like the fact that the male characters in this "chick book" were not all evil as so many are. Perhaps it's just in keeping with the allegory, but it's refreshing nevertheless.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karla United States 12-05-12
    Karla United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2014

    Swept Away By Romance

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    "Inspirational!"

    No review I could ever do, would give this book the justice it is so deserving of! You have to experience it to understand all the meaning that it holds. It's an amazing journey I will NEVER forget!

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    KIMBERLY Colorado Springs, CO, United States 11-29-12
    KIMBERLY Colorado Springs, CO, United States 11-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good book"
    If you could sum up Redeeming Love in three words, what would they be?

    Three words to describe this book....uplifting, frustrating (at times), sad. This was a good book...I like any of Francine Rivers books that I have read and this one is another one that I enjoyed


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

    I couldn't believe how much patience Hosea had...more than I would.


    What does Kate Forbes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I liked Kate Forbes but I thought her men's voices sounded so unemotional. All in all she did a good job.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book actually made me cry, but all of Francine Rivers books make me cry!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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