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.
Wonderful idea from the previous pinner: Each day of the year is assigned a one-page-long thought. I read this every morning of the week, of the month, of the year. And I have done so for the past 8 years.