Okay.... I loved Twilight, but I can honestly say that I enjoyed Redeeming Love 10 times more. I'm a sucker for a good, sweet, love story- and this one gave me just that. Not only did I get the man & woman love story, but I got the most amazing love story of all time- God's love story for us. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I could not put this book down. I started it Monday, and finished it up last night, Friday night. I probably would have finished it quicker if I didn't have to work and if i wasn't so tired with my pregnancy. I have to admit that I am sad that it's over.
So, for those of you that have never read it- it is a modern day telling of the book of Hosea in the Bible. It takes place during the California gold rush. Angel is a young girl who lives in the life of prostitution- basically the only thing she's ever known. Michael Hosea is a young, pure man of God who is a farmer. God speaks to Michael to go and marry Angel. As Michael tries to show Angel a love she has never known she eventually discovers a love she has never dreamed possible and a eternal love unimaginable to her.
If you enjoy reading at all, or even tolerate it- then this is a MUST read.
Lantz and I are supposed to trade books. He is going to attempt Redeeming Love and I am going to attempt A Million Miles in a Thousand Years.
After I finish Lantz's book, I plan on reading another of Francine Rivers books- The Scarlet Thread.