Francine Rivers

Fiction, Spirituality

Francine Sandra Rivers is an American author of fiction with Christian themes, including inspirational romance novels. Prior to becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, Rivers wrote historical romance novels. She is the author of Redeeming Love, The Masterpiece, Bridge to Haven, and A Voice in the Wind, and has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the world.

Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for numerous honors and in 1997, after winning her third RITA Award for Inspirational Fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers of America’s Hall of Fame. In 2015, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).

Festival Years: 2008