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torusthetiger
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francine rivers

i have just read the first 2 books in her mark of the lion series and they were amazing!!!!

 

whats your favorite book she has written?

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I absolutely loved Redeeming Love. I couldn't put it down. I haven't read The Mark Of the Lion series yet but they are in my TBR pile.
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Re: francine rivers

i think i will read redeeming love next b/c you are the 3rd person that told me that was there favorite book she has written. thanks :]

 

you absolutly HAVE to read her mark of the lion series b/c it's amazing i havn't been able to put it down!!!

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I will move the Mark of the Lion series to the top of my huge TBR pile. I had a hard time reading another book after Redeeming Love. I didn't want it to end. Any other christian fiction authors you recommend? I like Karen Kingsbury and I think the first christian fiction books I read were by Janette Oke. Both are good authors too.
Beth

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i LOVE janette oke she is a really good author....i just LOVEEEE her love comes softly series!!!! robin lee hatcher is another really good author i just read her Wagered Heart a few weeks ago and i really liked it :]

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I'll have to keep an eye out for Robin Lee Hatcher. Another good book I read was My Heart Remembers by Kim Vogel Sawyer. Also Every Storm by Lori Wick. I think the Love Comes Softly series is my favorite Oke series.
Beth

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torusthetiger
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cool i'll have to check them out thanks
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Re: francine rivers

i just read her Redeeming Love book and i LOVED it!!!

 

what other books by her are good besides the mark of the lion series?

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The only other Francine Rivers book that I have read was The Atonement Child. The book deals with very difficult subject matter. I'm not even sure I recommend it. I felt somewhat drained after reading it. I wish I could help you out more. I have heard Leota's Garden is good but I haven't read that one myself yet. I'm so glad you enjoyed Redeeming Love. I find myself recommending it alot!
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I am so glad to find other Francine Rivers fans.  I have read almost all of her books.  I will rank them according to how I LOVE them:

 

#1 Redeeming Love (My all time favorite)

#2 Mark of the Lion Series 

#3 The Last Sin Eater (the movie is good too)

#4 Lineage of Grace

 

I agree with you retromom on "The Atonement Child".  If you go to Francine Rivers' website, the story is based on her mom's experience (if I remember it right).  I love how Francine Rivers give her readers a glimpse of other people's perspective and experience, a look at the other side of the story.  And the Shofar Blew gave me understanding of the falls of church leaders, priests or pastors; Leota's Garden made me aware of the needs, hopes and dreams of senior citizens. I just got the "Sons of Encouragement Series" - I'm sure these will be great readings!

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Re: francine rivers

i totally agree with you !

i just finished "an echo in the darkness" and it was amazing!

i cant wait to read "as sure as dawn"

so what one was your favorite so far!


torusthetiger wrote:

i have just read the first 2 books in her mark of the lion series and they were amazing!!!!

 

whats your favorite book she has written?


 

 

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a voice in the wind is my favorite in the mark of the lions series but redeming love is my favorite book that she has written :]

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I agree with you retromom on "The Atonement Child".  If you go to Francine Rivers' website, the story is based on her mom's experience (if I remember it right).  I love how Francine Rivers give her readers a glimpse of other people's perspective and experience, a look at the other side of the story.  And the Shofar Blew gave me understanding of the falls of church leaders, priests or pastors; Leota's Garden made me aware of the needs, hopes and dreams of senior citizens. I just got the "Sons of Encouragement Series" - I'm sure these will be great readings!


I didn't know that "The Atonement Child " was based on her mom's experience. I'll have to check her website out. I still have The Mark of the Lion series in my To Be Read pile! I really need to get to it. I like that her books are not cookie cutter books. They are all very different and address very different issues. It's nice to find other Francine Rivers fans!

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Redeeming love hands down!!!!!!!!!!!

"I promise to love you forever-every single day of forever."

"Your life is an occasion...rise up to it."
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Francine Rivers is one of my favorites. I've read all of her book except the Lineage of Grace books based on the men - haven't made it to those yet. I'm excited about her new book, Her Mother's Hope, that is due out this April, I beleive. (Maybe May?) I think my favorite book of hers has to be the first in The Mark of the Lion Trilogy. But I would rank them all as 5 star books!

 

If you really like Christian historical fiction there is a new .ning that just started up not too long ago to discuss just that. The URL is: http://christianhistoricalfiction.ning.com/ . (A .ning is a social networking site that is usually focused around a certain narrow topic.)

 

Some of my other favorite books are:

Maire by Linda Windsor - a romance set in the early days of Ireland. A VERY fun read. (there are 2 more in the series.

The DMZ  by Jeanette Windle - a reporter goes to South America and is kidnapped by drug runners. Romantic suspense.

Silk  Under Eastern Stars  Kingscote, Vol. 3  - a romance set in India during colonial days.

 

I have tons more! :smileyhappy: but I won't list them all. :smileyhappy:

 

I'm also an author and my book is listed below.

 

Rocky Mountain Oasis 

 

A Christian historical romance.

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Re: francine rivers

I really enjoyed Mark of the Lion series and Redeeming Love. They have been the best christian romance books I've read. I really want to find more christian romance novels but the other ones I have read don't seem to be match up to those books by Francine Rivers. I feel like the plot lines or character development are not paid enough attention. I would love to find another great christian romance novel, but am just doubtful I'll find one that I like. I am a fast reader...so length is nice. If you know of any christian romance books that grab the reader and bring them into the story while also having christian values please let me know! Thanks!

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I am a fast reader...so length is nice. If you know of any christian romance books that grab the reader and bring them into the story while also having christian values please let me know! Thanks!

 

Tsmee -- you might consider exploring George Eliot's

Adam Bede  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or

 

North and South  by Elizabeth Gaskell

 

 

Neither will be as fast reads as Rivers, but the characterizations are complex. Some of us discussed Adam Bede this past January in a retreat where all of the participants had a religious bent in our backgrounds.  I have only started North and South (for the Literature by Women board), but it already has a father facing a crisis of faith that will effect his whole family.  N&S is very long!  Still, I much enjoy Gaskell's writing and subtle depictions of character and emotions and social actions (e.g.,Wives and Daughters ).  The stories are of another generation, but much is relevant to our human condition.

"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here." -- Leo Tolstoy