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Francine Rivers


Francine Rivers

New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers had a successful writing career in the general market for several years becoming a born-again Christian; she then wrote REDEEMING LOVE as her statement of faith. A retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea set during the time of the California Gold Rush, REDEEMING LOVE is now considered by many to be a classic work of Christian fiction and it continues to be one of the industry’s top-selling titles year after year.

Since REDEEMING LOVE, Francine has published numerous bestselling novels with Christian themes --- including THE MASTERPIECE, BRIDGE TO HAVEN and A VOICE IN THE WIND --- and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the world. Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for numerous honors and in 1997, after winning her third RITA Award for Inspirational Fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers of America’s Hall of Fame. In 2015, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). Francine’s novels have been translated into over 30 different languages, and she enjoys bestseller status in many foreign countries.

Francine and her husband live in Northern California and enjoy time spent with their grown children and grandchildren. She uses her writing to draw closer to the Lord, and she desires that through her work she might worship and praise Jesus for all He has done and is doing in her life.

Books by Francine Rivers

by Francine Rivers - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

When Kathryn Walsh arrives in tiny Calvada, a mining town nestled in the Sierra Nevadas, falling in love is the farthest thing from her mind. Banished from Boston by her wealthy stepfather, she has come to claim an inheritance from the uncle she never knew: a defunct newspaper office on a main street overflowing with brothels and saloons, and a seemingly worthless mine. Moved by the oppression of the local miners and their families, Kathryn decides to relaunch her uncle’s newspaper --- and then finds herself in the middle of a maelstrom, pitted against Calvada’s most powerful men. Matthias Beck, owner of a local saloon and hotel, has a special interest in the new lady in town.

by Francine Rivers - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

Successful LA artist Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman’s past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. Like Roman, Grace is wrestling with ghosts and secrets of her own. After a disastrous marriage threw her life completely off course, she vowed never to let love steal her dreams again. But as she gets to know the enigmatic man behind the reputation, it’s as if the jagged pieces of both of their pasts slowly begin to fit together...until something so unexpected happens that it changes the course of their relationship --- and both their lives --- forever.

by Francine Rivers - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she’s paid to finally feel like she’s somebody. Hollywood feels like a million miles from Haven, and naive Abra quickly learns what’s expected of an ambitious girl with stars in her eyes. But fame comes at an awful price. She has burned every bridge to get exactly what she thought she wanted. 

by Francine Rivers - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction

Leota’s garden was once a place of beauty, where flowers bloomed and hope thrived. It was her refuge from the deep wounds inflicted by a devastating war, her sanctuary where she prayed to a loving God. Now 84 years old, Leota is alone and her beloved garden is in ruins. Then God brings a wind of change through unlikely means. But can the devastation wrought by keeping painful family secrets be repaired before she runs out of time?

by Francine Rivers - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

This classic series has already inspired nearly two million readers, but both loyal fans and new readers will want this 20th anniversary edition of a Christian classic, which includes a foreword from the publisher, a letter from and Q & A with Francine Rivers, color map, an illustrated glossary, and discussion questions suitable for personal and group use.

by Francine Rivers - Christian, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction

In the dramatic conclusion to HER MOTHER'S HOPE, Francine Rivers delivers a rich and deeply moving story about the silent sorrows that can tear a family apart and the grace and forgiveness that can heal even the deepest wounds. Spanning from the 1950s to present day, HER DAUGHTER'S DREAM is the emotional final chapter of an unforgettable family saga about the sacrifices every mother makes for her daughter --- and the very nature of unconditional love.

by Francine Rivers - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Near the turn of the 20th century, fiery Marta Schneider leaves Switzerland for a better life, determined to fulfill her mother’s hope. Her journey takes her to Canada, where she meets handsome Niclas Waltert. But nothing has prepared her for the sacrifices she must make for marriage and motherhood as she travels to the Canadian wilderness and then to the dusty Central Valley of California to raise her family.

by Francine Rivers - Christian

Dynamic young preacher Paul Hudson is committed to building his church --- but at what cost? The pride he has in his growing church ultimately threatens his marriage, his relationship with his son and the congregation he has betrayed.

by Francine Rivers - Christian, Fiction

Atretes. German warrior. Revered gladiator. He won his freedom through his fierceness, but his life is about to change forever.

by Francine Rivers - Christian, Fiction

Turning away from the opulence of Rome, Marcus is led by a whispering voice from the past into a journey that could set him free from the darkness of his soul.

by Francine Rivers - Christian, Fiction, Historical Fiction

A powerful retelling of the Bible's story of Gomer and Hosea, REDEEMING LOVE is a life-changing story of unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love set during the California Gold Rush.