I have a confession to make. Right here, right now.
I consider myself to be a reader. I read a lot of books. But here it is...I've never read anything by Francine Rivers before. Yes, it's true. After reading "Redeeming Love" I'm pretty well kicking myself for not having the pleasure of enjoying her work for the past twenty years or so.
This novel captured me within two pages. Carrying it with me on a plane trip, several people commented to me, "That's a good one. You'll love it!" And they were each absolutely correct. Taking the story from the book of Hosea and placing it in the Gold Rush era sounded a bit cheesy. But it worked beautifully!
If you've ever felt unworthy, wondered why God permitted your birth, if there's an ounce of redemption possible for you ~ this book should be in your reading basket. The only drawback or possible negative thought I had was that the closure happened too quickly. The story ended. I wanted to keep reading about Sarah and Michael. I wanted to follow the other characters through to their new lives, as well. Perhaps there's a sequel. I certainly hope so.
You can check out Chapter One here: Read Chapter One