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.
Mark of the Lion Series by Francine Rivers--I would recommend this series to almost anyone (the books are historically accurate and meticulously researched). Rivers is a huge boon to the Christian fiction genre.
THE SCARLET THREAD. "Two women, centuries apart, are joined through a tattered journal as they contend with God, husbands, and even themselves.until they fall into the arms of the One who loves them unconditionally. Available from CUM Books.
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers Best-selling author Francine Rivers skillfully retells the biblical love story of Gomer and Hosea in a tale set against the exciting backdrop of the California Gold Rush.