History Literature / RedeemingLove

18th Feb '14 12:45:03 PM RhapsodyOfAWhimsicality
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* MarriageBeforeRomance: And does it ever take a long time for the romance to catch up.



* NarrativeProfanityFilter: The word "cursed" are often used in place of actual swear words, but the reader is given enough information to imagine what the swears would be, given Angel's situation.

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* NarrativeProfanityFilter: The word "cursed" are is often used in place of actual swear words, but the reader is given enough information to imagine what the swears would be, given Angel's situation.
1st Dec '13 11:31:03 PM Seanette
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* TheBrideWithAPast
1st Dec '13 11:30:08 PM Seanette
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* [[spoiler: BabiesEverAfter: Despite supposedly being surgically sterilized, Angel is able to have four children with Michael in the epilogue of the novel.]]



* [[spoiler: ParentalIncest: Angel's father visits her in the brothel when she is sixteen. She remembers him, but he doesn't realise that Angel is his daughter. Angel waits until the next morning to tell him.]]
24th Nov '13 2:22:40 AM Chaucerettescs
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* TheBrideWithAPast
25th Sep '13 10:35:55 AM SeptimusHeap
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* PunnyName / IronicName: The [[CrapsackWorld miserable]] [[ViceCity little town]] where Michael meets Angel and GoldFever ruins people by the handful is called Pair-O-Dice [[hottip:*:”Paradise”]].

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* PunnyName / IronicName: The [[CrapsackWorld miserable]] [[ViceCity little town]] where Michael meets Angel and GoldFever ruins people by the handful is called Pair-O-Dice [[hottip:*:”Paradise”]].[[note]]”Paradise”[[/note]].
17th Mar '13 2:50:09 PM Nocturna
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''Redeeming Love'' is a 2005 Christian HistoricalFiction novel by Francine Rivers, set in California during the Gold Rush. It’s loosely based on the Biblical book Hosea, which is about a prophet commanded by God to marry a prostitute. This novel’s protagonist, Michael Hosea, is a farmer who marries “soiled dove” Angel on God’s instructions.

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''Redeeming Love'' is a 2005 1991 Christian HistoricalFiction novel by Francine Rivers, set in California during the Gold Rush. It’s loosely based on the Biblical book Hosea, which is about a prophet commanded by God to marry a prostitute. This novel’s protagonist, Michael Hosea, is a farmer who marries “soiled dove” Angel on God’s instructions.
2nd Mar '13 4:30:33 PM RhapsodyOfAWhimsicality
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* PoorCommunicationKills: Near the novel’s end: [[spoiler:Angel’s inability to communicate to Michael that she really does love him and isn’t staying out of a sense of obligation, and Michael’s failure to tell Angel that he wouldn’t trade her for any other woman—children or no children—results in ''both'' of them pulling an IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy and splitting up.]] This is further compounded when Miriam neglects to tell Angel that [[spoiler:she is in love with Paul, not Michael]], and when Paul—having gone to retrieve Angel—doesn’t tell her straight out that [[spoiler: ''he'' is the one now HappilyMarried to Miriam]]. All of this communication breakdown nearly undoes the bulk of what the characters spent the whole book working towards.
2nd Mar '13 12:39:26 PM RhapsodyOfAWhimsicality
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* DoesNotLikeMen: Angel hates them—mostly {{justified}} since the only men she knew well [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned]] her, [[RapeAsBackstory raped]] her, and [[SexSlave sold her into prostitution]], and almost every man she’s met since has only objectified her. In one of her encounters with Michael, she also comments that she’s always found men’s bodies “ugly”—again {{justified}} by the fact that pretty much every male body she’s ever seen up close has been in the process of effectually raping her.
2nd Mar '13 12:18:14 PM RhapsodyOfAWhimsicality
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* ShamefulStrip: Subverted: the last time Angel returns home to Michael, she takes off her clothes as she crosses the field towards him, as a symbol of her vulnerability and willingness to be open with him, in contrast with her previous closed-off attitude.

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* ShamefulStrip: Subverted: the last time Angel returns home to Michael, she takes off her clothes as she crosses the field towards him, as a symbol of her vulnerability and willingness to be open with him, in contrast with her previous closed-off attitude. attitude and in contrast with the innumerable times she unwillingly had to do the same thing as a prostitute. This is the first time it’s ''not'' a symbol of her shame.
2nd Mar '13 12:14:32 PM RhapsodyOfAWhimsicality
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* CelibateHero: Michael is still a virgin at the age of twenty-six ([[AManIsNotAVirgin to Angel’s amazement]]), and remains so even for some time into their marriage (see the listing for ChastityCouple below).


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* HelloNurse: People tend to stare when Angel walks past—she has to have a bodyguard to keep from being accosted—and there’s a reason the going rate for her services are four times any other woman’s.


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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Because of her [[ParentalAbandonment back]][[RapeAsBackstory story]], there’s little doubt Angel would have ended up a prostitute anyway, but it’s probable her life would have been one she could have been rescued from much sooner had she not been so stunningly gorgeous.
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