Monday, March 2, 2009


Random #17 - Redeeming Love is my all-time favorite book.  

I love to read.  Especially fiction.  But not trashy fiction.  Historical fiction about real love and real truth.  That's why Francine Rivers is one of my favorite authors of all time.  She writes the most beautiful novels, having done enough research on the period of time that she's writing about that it seems to be a true story.  

Redeeming Love is my favorite.  If you haven't read it, go out and buy it.  Now.  It's the only book that I would give to anyone.  I used to ask for 10 copies a year at Christmas and give them out to people I had met.  The woman who cleaned the bathrooms at my gym.  The custodian at the school where I was an intern.  Friends.  Family.  I've already given it to two co-workers (and co-bloggers), Dawn and Devon.  

My very favorite trilogy is written by her as well, entitled The Mark of the Lion series.  Simply amazing.  

Of course, Harry Potter follows those.  But they even beat out him.  I'd recommend anything of hers.  The Last Sin Eater, The Scarlet Thread, The Atonement Child.  Ah!  I may go read them all again.  So good!