About the Book
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. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside.
Then she meets Michael Hosea. A man who seeks his Father's heart in everything, Michael 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. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband's pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does ... the One who will never let her go. (Goodreads)
Francine Rivers is an incredible author. This is the first book of hers that I read, and it is still my favorite. I couldn't put this book down and I have given multiple copies away for others to read. The story in this book is truly eye opening and life changing. You could cry, you could see yourself as one of the characters, this is an incredible book and my favorite book that is on my bookshelf. The story of Hosea is woven into a beautiful story with great historical aspects, as if there are two stories being told. Francine did a great job with her research and you can tell the book is written from the heart. If you haven't read this book, make this a must read.
"I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah for free in exchange for an honest review."