On My Bedside

After countless recommendations from numerous friends, I finally read Francine River's Redeeming Love.  On the road to Rosemary Beach earlier this summer, I kept my nose buried in that book for five and a half hours straight (well... except when we drove through the Southern charmer known as Eufala, Alabama).  The novel is a masterful recount of the biblical love story of Gomer and Hosea.  It's deeply moving, incredibly humbling and, ultimately, a reminder of God's unconditional love.  It's one that just can't be put down.
From the author:
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. Then she meets Michael Hosea. A man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything, Michael Hosea 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. Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael Hosea does…the One who will never let her go.

As luck would have it, my book club just finished up a study of the very same remarkable novel!!

I hope you love it as much as I did...


  1. I've had that same book for almost 5yrs and haven't read it yet. Not sure what's holding me back.

  2. Francine Rivers "Mark of the Lion" triology is her best books you should read if you have not. I highly recommend it.



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