WorldCat Identities

Rivers, Francine 1947-

Works: 712 works in 2,240 publications in 9 languages and 71,405 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christian fiction  Religious fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Bildungsromans  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Contributor, Engraver, Translator, Composer
Classifications: BS580.R3, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Francine Rivers
Redeeming love by Francine Rivers( Book )

98 editions published between 1991 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 4,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sold into prostitution as a child, Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who obeys God's call to marry Angel and lover her unconditionally. Set in California's gold country in 1850, Redeeming love is a retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea, a life-changing story of God's unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love
Her mother's hope by Francine Rivers( Book )

40 editions published between 2010 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 3,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first in an epic two-book saga, this sweeping story explores the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters as each woman is forced to confront her faulty but well-meaning desire to help her daughter find her God-given place in the world. "Ambitious, strong-willed Marta Schneider leaves her home in rural Switzerland at the beginning of the 20th century. She's determined to flee her abusive father, loving but weak mother, and the constraints placed on women. Meeting interesting characters all along her journey, she works her way to Canada. There she buys a boardinghouse and meets her match in Niclas Waltert, a German engineer with a farmer's heart. Through Marta's sharp elbows and the sweat of Niclas's brow, the family eventually arrives at an increasingly comfortable life in California's Central Valley. The second half of the story is told from the point of view of constitutionally timid daughter Hildemara Rose."--Publishers Weekly
Her daughter's dream by Francine Rivers( Book )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 3,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a saga set from the 1950s to the present, the rift between mother and daughter is examined
A voice in the wind by Francine Rivers( Book )

45 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torn by the 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
Bridge to haven by Francine Rivers( Book )

23 editions published between 2014 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 2,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she's paid to finally feel like she's somebody. To Pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Abra will always be the little girl who stole his heart the night he found her, a wailing newborn abandoned under a bridge on the outskirts of Haven. Zeke and his son, Joshua, Abra's closest friend, watch her grow into an exotic beauty. But Zeke knows the circumstances surrounding her birth etched scars deep in her heart, scars that leave her vulnerable to a fast-talking bad boy who proclaims his love and lures her to Tinseltown. Hollywood feels like a million miles from Haven, and naive Abra quickly learns what's expected of an ambitious girl with stars in her eyes. But fame comes at an awful price. She has burned every bridge to get exactly what she thought she wanted. Now, all she wants is a way back
The last sin eater : a novel by Francine Rivers( Book )

44 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cadi Fordes knows it's forbidden, that doing so will bring curses down on her--but something deep and instinctive moves her, against all dire warnings, to find the "sin eater."
An echo in the darkness by Francine Rivers( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They knew her as Rapha, the healer. What they didn't know was that beneath the veils was a woman they had both loved . a woman who was supposed to be dead
The masterpiece by Francine Rivers( Book )

24 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 2,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling to make a home for herself and her five-month-old son Samuel, Grace Moore accepts a position as a personal assistant to Roman Velasco, a temperamental but successful artist
The atonement child by Francine Rivers( Book )

40 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dynah Carey's life is shattered by rape and the subsequent pregnancy, her faith in God is put to the test when she must decide whether to have an abortion or not
As sure as the dawn by Francine Rivers( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 2,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atretes, a revered gladiator, has won his freedom and vows to find the son he believed had died, but retrieving the baby from Rizpah, the young widow who has raised the child from birth, proves more difficult than he thought it would be, and Atretes is moved to take Rizpah into his household and his heart
The scarlet thread by Francine Rivers( Book )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sierra discovers her young ancestor's handcrafted quilt and reads her journal, she finds their lives are very similar. By following her ancestor's example, she learns to surrender to God's sovereignty and unconditional love
And the shofar blew by Francine Rivers( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Afrikaans and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commited to building his new church, dynamic young preacher Paul Hudson loses sight of the purer intentions of his ministry and struggles to choose between his own will and God's plan
Leota's garden by Francine Rivers( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At eighty-four, Leota Reinhardt is alone, all of her efforts to reconcile with her adult children hadn't worked in the past, until she meets her estranged granddaughter, Annie, and confides to her the silent sacrifice she had made as a young mother of two, while her husband was gone during World War II
Unveiled by Francine Rivers( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her name meant "date palm," and like her namesake, Tamar hoped to survive the harsh environment she was placed in: to bend but not to break. Rubbed with scented oil and arrayed in wedding finery, 14-year-old Tamar is thrust into a world of abuse, betrayal, and disillusionment when she is given in marriage to an evil, idol-worshiping man. In the face of her suffering, she must make choices: Will she let her new husband, Er, destroy her innocence and corrupt her? Will she leave the religion of the Canaanites and embrace the God of the Hebrews despite the life of misery she is cast into? Or will she fall into despair and become as wicked as her husband and his brothers?
Unshaken by Francine Rivers( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz demonstrates that God faithfully provides for his children when all hope seems lost
Unashamed by Francine Rivers( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bestselling Christian author Francine Rivers recreates the significant acts of Rahab, a prostitute of Jericho who was instrumental in bringing about its destruction. As an early feminist, Rahab stands out as a beacon of self-acceptance, spurning her family's and society's opinions to fulfill the sacred knowledge burning within her. Her ensuing love and marriage was the beginning of a bloodline that yielded King David and, ultimately, Jesus
Unafraid by Francine Rivers( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her fifth and final Lineage of Grace novella, renowned Christian writer Rivers tackles the most celebrated woman in Christian history Mary, the mother of Jesus. Using the biblical account of Jesus' life as a framework, Rivers adds such imaginative scenes as Mary watching the young Jesus healing his little sister, Anne, or Mary pondering Jesus' ability to see that there is always enough bread and oil in the larder to keep the family afloat. There are warm mother-son exchanges ("You're so thin!") and personal details ("Jesus had Mary's chin ... but no one ever said Jesus had her eyes ... ")
Unspoken by Francine Rivers( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In award-winning writer Francine Rivers's five-book Lineage of Grace series about women in the family tree of Jesus Christ, perhaps the most compelling installment is Unspoken, the love story of David and Bathsheba. This Old Testament saga of adultery, power, and battles fought both on the field of combat and in the human heart touches on the cost of poor choices, the need for forgiveness, and finding ultimate fulfillment -- themes that are relevant today. Rivers writes poignantly of how Bathsheba falls in love with David as a little girl, and of her bitterness when she comes of age and is given in marriage to Uriah, one of David's mighty warriors. Love cannot be commanded, however, and it's not long before the sexual tension between David and Bathsheba reaches its logical conclusion, with disastrous results
The priest : a novella by Francine Rivers( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a fictionalized account of the life of Aaron, a biblical priest who devoted himself to serving God without thought of personal reward. Includes a Bible study
The prince by Francine Rivers( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David was a man after God's own heart. but it was the courage and selflessness of his best friend that opened the door to David's rule
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Redeeming love
Her mother's hopeHer daughter's dreamA voice in the windThe last sin eater : a novelAn echo in the darknessThe atonement childAs sure as the dawnThe scarlet thread
Alternative Names
Francine Rivers

Francine Rivers Amerikaans auteur

Francine Rivers écrivaine américaine

Francine Rivers escriptora estatunidenca

Francine Rivers escritora estadounidense

Francine Rivers scrittrice statunitense

Francine Rivers shkrimtare amerikane

Francine Rivers US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Francine Rivers yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija


Rivers F. 1947-

Rivers, Francine

Rivers Fransin

Rivers, Fransina 1947-

Riversová, Francine, 1947-

Риверс Ф. 1947-

فرنسين ريفرز

فرنسين ريفرز كاتبة أمريكية

리버스, 프랜신 1947-

리버즈, 프랜신 1947-


English (508)

Spanish (36)

Polish (32)

Afrikaans (23)

Russian (20)

German (10)

Hungarian (4)

Korean (2)

Chinese (1)