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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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    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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    Elaine Fauchoux BRADENTON, FLORIDA, US 05-24-13
    Elaine Fauchoux BRADENTON, FLORIDA, US 05-24-13 Member Since 2014
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    ""Awesome book!""
    Would you listen to Redeeming Love again? Why?

    I would listen again. This is an amazing story.







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

    Very well done.


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

    This story touched the core of me. I want to love others better, receive love from others more easily, and rest in Gods love always. Who would have thought a story book would evoke such a deep emotional response?



    Any additional comments?

    Thank-you Francine Rivers.and Kate Forbes

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    Holly 05-21-13
    Holly 05-21-13 Member Since 2011

    Great

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    "I am not sure I can finish this one ..."
    What would have made Redeeming Love better?

    This is definitely a "girl" book, and its message is uplifting and romantic, but the main character is so silly that I may have to return this one before I finish it.
    Francine Rivers is talented. How I loved "A Voice in the Wind!" This one, though, has the same thing happening over and over again. If the main character can't get her head together in the next few pages, I will send this back to Audible and find something that provides a more believable and more interesting protagonist.


    What could Francine Rivers have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    She could have painted the main characters as real people. Gee, I don't care how Christian and faithful you are, any sane man would have kicked that silly woman out of the house! Any normal woman (We aren't talking plastic Barbies here ... Even an abused Barbie) wouldn't have given him trouble in the first place!


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

    I love the theme of Christian forgiveness.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy PORT MACQUARIE, Australia 05-20-13
    Cathy PORT MACQUARIE, Australia 05-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "TOTAL ENJOYMENT A PAGE TURNER"

    Loved the characters hated the villains wanted to see what happened next a real page turner , brilliant!

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    Amazon Customer 05-13-13

    Lover of books with depth and meaning.

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    "One of the best romance stories you will ever read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Redeeming Love to be better than the print version?

    No


    What other book might you compare Redeeming Love to and why?

    There is no real comparison. This is a romance but it's so much more than that.


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

    Loved to Grace


    Any additional comments?

    Redeeming Love is one of the best stories you will ever read. Francine Rivers gets into the hearts of the characters and reveals them within the story.

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    S 05-09-13
    S 05-09-13
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    "Excellent, grabs your heart start to finish"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Redeeming Love to be better than the print version?

    I have never read the print version, but the audio was amazing, I prefer to listen while I multi task, but this is a book that I could see myself sitting down and absorbing into completely.


    What other book might you compare Redeeming Love to and why?

    I don't have any comparisons, other than it really reminded me of how God intentionally put stories like the one in Hosea in Scripture to remind us of how he continually draws us.


    What about Kate Forbes’s performance did you like?

    I had not heard one of her narrations before this, her voice was smooth and appealing, very easy to listen to and had the right emotion to convey each element of the story.


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

    The book made my heart ache, I felt such severe compassion for the main character that when interrupted, I could not wait to get back to my book to see how she was doing and what was happening in her life. It gave me a different outlook on the devastation that goes on in our cities and the hurting and broken that need to feel God's love. I have never been more moved by a book before.


    Any additional comments?

    It has been about 2 weeks since I finished the book and I can say that I actually miss the characters, at times it was so real that I forgot they were fictional and I miss them as if I was connected. I gave the story a 4 instead of a 5 because the ending was too abrupt, I wanted and needed more details to help settle my thoughts and heartache for this woman and those who loved her.

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    Elizabeth Waynesville, OH, United States 05-09-13
    Elizabeth Waynesville, OH, United States 05-09-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Terrific!"
    What made the experience of listening to Redeeming Love the most enjoyable?

    I'm becoming a huge Francine Rivers fan. She weaves a great tale of Christian love between real people.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Characters and how their lives affected their decisions. Loved learning about each character.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Loved the end!


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    LMD 03-25-13
    LMD 03-25-13
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    "Lived up to the hype"
    If you could sum up Redeeming Love in three words, what would they be?

    Tormented soul redeemed


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

    When Angel leaves Michael the second time I felt her torment and was pleading inside for her to change her mind and stay with him.


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

    Angel was the most memorable character. She is a product of her childhood but in the end is not completely defined by the terrible events of her past.


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