Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Published in 1997
Not a series.
5 out of 5
As a prostitute, the only way Angel can stay sane and survive is by keeping what she hates the most always in her mind, never forgetting it for a second. What she hates the most are men who only use her, and she always thought men are all the same, that is, until Michael Hosea. One day, when Michael saw her walking, God told him to marry Angel, and so he goes to convince her. It takes several visits to convince her and break what she thinks of men, but when Michael is about to give up, an accident causes them to live together. After they arrive at his house, he is faced with a new challenge: Convincing Angel that he really actually does love her. Though, whenever someone thaws her frozen heart, she runs away out of fear. What will it take for Angel to stay and love Michael? Well, that depends on if she can face the one thing she always tries to run away from.
I don’t normally read Christian fiction, but the summary of the book is what drew me to it — not the fact it was about religion or had religion aspects in the book. I don’t really like Christian fiction due to the fact that normally it is too much religion and not enough plot put into the book — this book doesn’t do that. :)
This book is really inspirational and heart-warming; I was pretty much trying not to cry throughout half of the book. ;) Even though it is a retelling of a biblical story, this book was so good that I couldn’t put it down — I read it in less than 2 days. I love the descriptions she uses (and the author uses a lot of them). :) This book left me thinking of several things that other Christian fiction books don’t let me think about — other Christian books shove religion down your throat, which is another thing I like about this book. :( The plot of this book is really good and will be emotional and get you thinking about things about life and some other serious issues. Though, personally, I was reading it for the romance part of the book. :P And the ending of the book is pretty good — not really rushed and there’s an epilogue chapter to find out what happens to them in the end. :)
I’m not going to post anymore than that because, well, you should really read it. :) Just one more thing, since there are sensitive and serious issues in the book, I wouldn’t read this book if you are immature.
Where I Got It:
Checked out from the library.
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Not planning to re-read, but leaning towards maybe.
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