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Francine Rivers

Biography

Francine Rivers

New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, 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 highly acclaimed by readers and reviewers. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter Christ until later in life, when she was already a wife, a 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. First published by Bantam Books and then rereleased by Multnomah Publishers in the mid-1990s, this retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea, set during the time of the California Gold Rush, is now considered by many to be a classic work of Christian fiction. REDEEMING LOVE continues to be one of the CBA's top-selling titles, and it has held a spot on the Christian bestseller list for nearly a decade.

Since REDEEMING LOVE, Francine has published numerous 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 honors, 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's Hall of Fame. Francine's novels have been translated into over 20 different languages, and she enjoys best-seller status in many foreign countries, including Germany, the Netherlands and South Africa.

Francine and her husband, Rick, live in northern California and enjoy time spent with their three grown children and taking every opportunity to spoil their grandchildren. Francine uses her writing to draw closer to the Lord, and she desires that through her work she might worship and praise Jesus for all He has done and is doing in her life.

Author photo by Elaina Burdo. Copyright © 2014. All rights reserved

Books by Francine Rivers

by Francine Rivers - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

In this riveting and highly anticipated tale of temptation, grace and unconditional love, New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers delivers big-canvas storytelling at its very best.

by Francine Rivers - Christian, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction

Growing up as latchkey kids in a world gripped by the fear of the Cold War isn’t easy for little Carolyn Arundel. With her mother, Hildemara, quarantined to her room with tuberculosis, Carolyn forms a special bond with her oma Marta, who moves in to care for the household. But as tensions between Hildie and Marta escalate, Carolyn believes she is to blame.

by Francine Rivers - Christian, Fiction

This first book in the classic best-selling Mark of the Lion series brings readers back to the first century and introduces them to a character they will never forget --- Hadassah. Torn by her love for a handsome aristocrat, a young slave girl clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of decadent Rome.

by Francine Rivers - Christian, Fiction

Turning away from the opulence of Rome, Marcus is led by a whispering voice from the past into a journey that could set him free from the darkness of his soul.

by Francine Rivers - Christian, Fiction

Atretes. German warrior. Revered gladiator. He won his freedom through his fierceness... but his life is about to change forever.