You have probably heard about Francine Rivers, an amazing author of heart-touching books that convey Christian themes. She graduated at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she studied English and journalism. Although Francine was raised in a religious home, she did not accept Christ until later in life, when she became a beloved wife and mother of three.
Francine is considered as one of the founding mothers of the new literary genre, known as Christian fiction, thanks to her first inspirational book Redeeming Love. She has been awarded and nominated for various awards including the Christy Award, RITA Award, and the Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent. Today, Francine Rivers is one of the best romantic novelist known for her page turning books such as Redeeming Love, Bridge To Haven, The Scarlet Thread and many others popular among Christian readers.
Redeeming Love – This novel is considered as one of Francine’s best masterpieces. She skillfully reworks the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea in order to create a powerful story of God’s unconditional, all-consuming and redemptive love. A girl named Angel is sold into prostitution wen only a kid. Remembering her mum’s last word’s, she refuses to fall in love with men. But things change when she meets Michael Hosea, a man who obeys God’s call to take Angel for his wife. At first, she denies to accept his love and runs away from him. Going back to her old life is not the best solution, so she finally goes back with Michael and soon falls in love with him. However, once she realizes she has true feelings for Michael, Angel decides to run again. Get the book to find out what happens at the end.
Bridge To Haven – If you are looking for a heart-touching book, then buy Francine’s Bridge To Haven. This book is about a little girl Abra who was abandoned as a baby. Pastor Zeke found and took her under his own protection. She was raised together with his sons, until pastor Zeke decides to give her away to a better family. Soon she will grow into a beautiful young girl and will go away to Hollywood to try her luck in acting. But, first, she will make the worst mistake of her life – fall in love and run with a boy she didn’t actually know. Same as Redeeming Love, this book is also a good example of the fact that people can change and repent for their mistakes.
The Scarlet Thread – This is one of Francine’s most popular books. It is a wonderful story about the similarity of two women that are centuries apart. Sierra finds the journal of her ancestor Mary and discovers how similar the two are. Both of them are destined to face difficult times. But Sierra learns something new from Mary. She learns that things change when one surrenders to the love of God.