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.
This is one of the best books I've ever read! If you love your husband/fiance/boyfriend, you will read this book! And there's a book for him too called The Power of a Praying Husband! ~ The Power of a Praying Wife: Stormie Omartian