Author Focus: Francine Rivers

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Author: Francine Rivers

Genre: Romance. Christian Fiction.

Website: francinerivers.com

Biography

Francine Rivers began her literary career at the University of Nevada, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market and her books were awarded or nominated for numerous awards and prizes. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter Christ until later in life, when she was already a wife, mother of three, and an established romance novelist. Shortly after becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, Francine wrote Redeeming Love as her statement of faith.   This retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea set during the time of the California Gold Rush is now considered a classic work of Christian fiction and continues to be one of the Christian Booksellers Association’s top-selling titles; it has held a spot on the Christian bestseller list for nearly a decade.

Since Redeeming Love, Francine has published more than 20 novels with Christian themes – all bestsellers- and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe.  Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for numerous awards including the RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent.  In 1997, after winning her third RITA award for Inspirational Fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers’ of America Hall of Fame. In 2007, the feature-length film version of her novel The Last Sin Eater was released in theaters by Fox Faith. In March 2010, Francine officially became a New York Times bestselling author, when Her Mother’s Hope debuted at #12 on the hardcover fiction bestsellers lists. The sequel, Her Daughter’s Dream, debuted at #12 on the same list just 6 months later, in September, 2010.  Francine’s novels have been translated into nearly thirty different languages and she enjoys best-seller status in many foreign countries including Germany, The Netherlands, and South Africa.

She uses her writing to draw closer to the Lord, and that through her work she might worship and praise Jesus for all He has done and is doing in her life.

Notable Books by Francine Rivers

And the Shofar Blew

Redeeming Love

A voice in the wind.

An Echo in the Darkness.

As sure as the Dawn

Her Mother’s Hope

The Last Sin Eater

Our Recommendations

redeeming love

Redeeming Love.

This is her best book by a mile.  It’s so easy to read. The story flowed smoothly. A good blend of religious fiction and inspirational romance. If you’ve read this book once, you need to read it again. If you’ve not read it,you  need to read it at least once.

Francine Rivers at her very best.

Read an interview with Francine Rivers here

http://janeswordsofencouragement.blogspot.com/2010/08/janes-interview-with-francine-rivers.html

Follow romanreads on Twitter @romanreads

Bio culled from www.francinerivers.com

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