Angela Warren had a horrific childhood. At a young age, her drug-addicted mother and step-father sold her into prostitution to pay for their habits. Angela, her street name being Gelina, refused to give in to despair, though, and after working as a prostitute for a few years, finally ran away from the horrible situation. While fleeing, Tony spots her and Angela ducks into the first building she comes into, which happens to be a church. While there, she hears the salvation message from a visiting evangelist and becomes a Christian. After becoming a Christian, she flees from the city and sets up a nice life for herself in a small town, where she has friends, a steady job, and a good home. One day, however, everything is turned upside down by her new preacher - Hosea Stevens.
Hosea Stevens never forgot the prostitute who had been saved six years before. He was extremely happy to see that she now lived a well-adjusted life, but every time he got near her, she seemed to clam up and become flighty. As his pastoral interest in her increases, so do his personal feelings, until he is sure that Angela is the woman God intends for him to marry. The only problem is, Angela doesn't see herself as anything of value, and she's determined that her past doesn't come out. Can Hosea convince her of his love, and of God's forgiveness?
I usually don't read Christian literature, but this one really caught my interest, perhaps because of the completely unusual heroine - a former prostitute. It seems that you find virginal heroines in most Christian romance, so it was refreshing to find someone different! I liked Angela and could completely relate to her feelings. I also liked Hosea, who was determined and strong. If you're looking for something a little different in Christian romance, I highly recommend this book!
A great story! It is based a little on the story line of Hosea in the Bible. Wonderful story on how a minister marries someone with a jaded past.
This was a wonderful, well-written story by a very talented writer! I will be looking for more of her books.
She made each of these characters seem so real. I wanted to adopt Sophie too, and mother Cathy. We could all use a best friend like Leigh. Not to mention a love like Hosea... (or in-laws like his parents.)
A great example of God's love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness!
Great read! Finished it in one day!