Redeeming Love

Book Title Redeeming Love
Author Name Francine Rivers
Publishing house Ophir
Country – city lordan
Date of issue 2007
Number of pages 476

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Redeeming Love

In this splendid retelling of the biblical story of Hosea, bestselling author Francine Rivers pens a heartbreaking romance between a prostitute and the upright and kind farmer who marries her; the story also functions as a reminder of God’s unconditional love for his people. Redeeming Love opens with the Gold Rush of 1850 and its rough-and-tumble atmosphere of greed and desire.

The story starts off in New England, 1835. Sarah, a beautiful young girl, meets her father, Alex Stafford, for the first time. Six-year-old Sarah learns that she is the product of Stafford’s adulterous affair with her mother, Mae. Mae was urged to abort the child, but refused to do so.

This decision separated her and Alex and left Mae depressed. Sarah begins to think that she is to blame but she hopes Alex never comes back. Later on that year Mae’s maid Cleo begrudgingly takes Sarah with her on a trip to the seashore, so that Mae can have a private visit with Alex.

Cleo takes Sarah with her into a popular brothel where Cleo is well-known and has a male companion. After getting drunk she agrees to sleep with him while Sarah waits in the hall.

After this man leaves Cleo heartbroken again, Cleo in a half-drunk stupor tells Sarah “God’s truth” and forces a frightened Sarah to listen to her say that no man ever cares for a woman and all they want is sex.

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