Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers is a historical romance novel set in the Gold Rush in California. The story is inspired by the book of Hosea from the Bible. Its central theme is to portray the redeeming love of God towards sinners.
Don't watch the horrid movie because it does not measure up to this book. I haven't read such a good book in ages and by the end I was sobbing like a baby(as if that's a surprise). Put me on a deserted island with this book and I will die happy