PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER • ECPA BESTSELLER • A story of love that won't let go—no matter what!
California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep. Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside.
Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything. Michael obeys God’s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw.
But with her unexpected softening comes overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband’s pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does…the One who will never let her go.
A powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea, Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love.
Includes a six-part reading group guide!
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I’ve cried, laughed and been carried away by this book. Absolutely loved it.
Every time I read this book, my heart is filled with and unexplainable emotion that draws me to tears. Love is such a powerful thing. Francine Rivers wrote this story to tell of God’s love and how redeeming it truly is.
There are NO words to describe just how beautiful this book is. No matter how many times I read it, it just overwhelms my heart. You really feel like you know the characters and how they think and respond to what they’ve been through. It’s such an amazing story. God’s love truly knows no boundaries and this was just made more evident by reading Redeeming Love. I’ve read a lot of River’s books, and this one is just so beautiful. I’d recommend it to any mature Christian. I really fell in love with Michael because you can tell he’s human, but he has this incredible love for Jesus and Sarah that keeps him honoring Christ and not giving up on Angel. Francine, you are my favorite author and you write the best books I have EVER seen. Keep up the great work. ❤️👍