When I get really into a book, I tuned everything else out. I love to sit by myself, sometimes for hours, and get completely lost in someone else's story. I majored in English in college, and honestly, I got a little burnt out reading for "work." I'm so glad to be out of school and be able to focus on what I want to read, versus what I'm required to read!!
Currently, I am fascinated with Francine River's Redeeming Love. I'd heard so much wonderful things about this book, and knew it would eventually make its way to my reading list. What a pleasant surprise when my sister showed up with a copy in hand earlier this summer!
Have you read it? You definitely should!
Set in the 1850s in the height of the California Gold Rush, Redeeming Love is a historical romance that parallels the book of Hosea from the Bible. I am captivated by the story. . . the themes of unconditional love, grace, forgiveness. Rivers' words hold your attention and touch your deepest emotions. . . . it makes you think about your life and how you react to those around you and you love. I started it earlier this week, and have stayed up way too late two nights in a row reading, but I cannot put it down! I cannot wait to see how it ends, but I also really don't want it to end! It is a must read!