By: Francine Rivers
Francine Rivers writes with such clarity in all her books. I have had the great privilege of reading her Mark of the Lion Series and now Redeeming Love. She is one fabulous Christian author!
We learn about Sarah early on, a young girl whose mother loves her, ready to meet her father for the first time. However, her father wants nothing to do with her because she is illegitimate, and he already has children of is own at home. Sarah is sent away the next time he comes, and learns then the truth about men from her nanny.her mother is rejected, because sick and later dies leaving Sarah in her uncles care. What is a man to do during these hard times to take care of a little girl? Well sell her of course, to the one man who literally will destroy her, her mind, and her heart.
Angel, a prostitute in a brothel in Pair a Dice works long hours and doesn't see Ny of he money she has earned. The duchess keeps it in a safe place of course. Michael Hosea, a farmer, selling goods to a store owner sees Angel one day and hears from The Lord that this is the woman he ins supposed to marry. Using up his hard earned money, he visits Angel many times...to talk...and get under her skin. Eventually, The Lord speaks to him enough that he takes her out of the brothel after she is beaten, marries her, and nurses her back to health. Se is reluctant to stay with him, even though they are married and she runs away, back to the only life she has ever known. Yet, Michael goes after her. Again, and again, and again.
The story is loosely based off of the book of Hosea from the Bible. It is a beautiful I true for Gods children of his love and rescue. He will come for us, and he will see us saved.
I don't want to give any of this book away, it is one of the most incredible reads ever! Thank you for the opportunity to read this book!