Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Review and Giveaway of "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers


Most people have probably heard of Francine Rivers and many have read "Redeeming Love". I am excited to be able to present this book as a giveaway.

Back Cover: 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.
The 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 come 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 book of Hosea, Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God's unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love.

To win a copy of Redeeming Love please:
1) Be a follower or sign up as a follower
2) Leave an email address in case you win
3) Send someone else to sign up and tell them to let me know who sent them and you will get a second chance to win
4) Have you read any of Francine Rivers books. Did you know she wrote romances for the secular market, before she started writing Christian fiction?



  1. My friend and fellow author, Tom Blubaugh, tried to leave a comment and couldn't so I'm going to leave it for him.

    "Sorry, I thought I was already following your blog. I am now. Sounds like a very good read. Nice review. Thanks for featuring my book Night of the Cossack. I'm flattered. I'll have to figure out how you did that. I fairly new to Blogger and haven't maxed out the options yet."

  2. I'm a follower,, I've read the scarlet thread and i knew she used to write romances for the secular market.

  3. I've read several books by Francine Rivers; this is one of my favorites. I like that she decided she could no longer write secular fiction but had to write fiction that glorified God.
    I am a follower. Thanks for giving away a copy of Redeeming Love.


  4. I would LOVE to read one of her books! This would be a great introduction.

  5. Posting for another lady!
    I’d like to be in your drawing for Redeeming Love. My email is That has been my daughter-in-law’s favorite book for years.

  6. Oh, please include me in the giveaway! I am already a follower! :-)

    I have only read her five books on Mary, Rahab, Bathsheba, Tamar and Ruth. All those were really good!


    ~ Katy

  7. I have signed up to follow this blog. I am also sharing about this give-away on my weekly give-away list at blog at

    I've read several of Francine Rivers' books and enjoyed them all. I would love to own Redeeming Love. It's an EXCELLENT book!

    My e-mail address is shartmann5(at)yahoo(dot)com

  8. I haven't read any of Francine River's books yet and have heard such good things about them that I want to start reading them. I'm a follower.


  9. I have never read a Francine Rivers book that was not a page turner. I can't put them down once I start reading. I'd love to have a copy of Redeeming Love.

  10. I believe I'm one of the last Christian romance reading women in America who has yet to read this book. *hanging my head in shame* Thank you for the giveaway and the opportunity, Deborah! I see that we're both part of the ACFW as well as the John 3:16 Network ~ how cool is that?! Love finding friends everywhere!
    From your newest follower:
    amanda38401 at gmail dot com

  11. I have heard of Francine Rivers' books and have wanted to read her writings for some time now. I didn't know she wrote for the secular world before but that is an interesting fact.
    I am a follower of this blog.
    Pam Williams
    cepjwms at wb4me dot com

  12. I just became a follower of your blog. My email address is - suefoster(at)hotmail(dot)com
    I've heard of Francine Rivers, but I haven't read any of her books yet. They are definitely on my wishlist as she comes highly recommended! I didn't realize she wrote for the seculor market before writing Christian fiction. That's interesting to know. Thanks for entering me in this drawing!

  13. oh, I would love to win this book. :) Thanks for hosting.


  14. Would love to win Francine's newest release. I have not read any of her books but have her as new author to read. Thanks for this opportunity to enter giveaway.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com