Great Children’s Adventure
Ghost Lights Of Dry Brook by Sherri Kukla is a Christian children’s adventure and perfect for ages ten and above. It is the second book in the Moto Mysteries series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The reader is treated to another mystery that the three children stumble upon. Their zest for life and their inquisitiveness endears them to the reader. I find that when I am reading I am reminded of the atmosphere of the Scooby Doo cartoons from my childhood.
The children have huge hearts. They have been adopted and given their forever home and are keen to extend a welcome to other lost souls. The reader understands the desire of Millie to be the only girl and her fear of being pushed into the background. The parents are fulfilling an inherited dream to be a refuge for hurting children.
When World’s Collide
Beyond The Moon by Catherine Taylor is the most marvellous timeslip novel that has lodged in my heart and soul.
The novel is set in 1916 and 2017 with a thin veil between the two. The reader is enthralled as we swap modern life for life during the middle of World War I.
The present day action is set in a crumbling building that is a mental asylum. Its methods and cruelty are something out of Dickens. It is against this backdrop that a patient longs for escape. In contrast a soldier with temporary blindness in 1916 is treated with love and care as he recuperates in hospital.
The reader alternates between the two time periods as we ‘live’ through the novel as Louisa. We ‘feel’ her despair and heartache, her desperate longing and her love. It is a love that will do whatever it takes to protect those she loves.
The Cosy Teashop In The Castle by Caroline Roberts is a charming contemporary romance that will leave you feeling good about life.
I adore Caroline Roberts books – they have a cosy wrap-around hug in a book feel to them. They always leave the reader feeling loved.
The characters are realistic and well drawn. There is a wonderful banter and a caring air, a place where strangers become friends. The characters and the reader bond over food. I could almost ‘smell’ the goodies. Interestingly, I too, have a copy of the Be-ro Cookbook that is tattered and torn from 1986, just like the main character.
There is a wonderful bond of love between a character and her grandmother. Even the grave cannot diminish their love. There are some very touching scenes.
Gems Of Wisdom
Stories And Songs Of Faith: My Journey With God A 52-Week Devotional by Alexis Goring is a powerful devotional that will aid your walk with God.
Alexis Goring writes in a very personable way as she shares stories and songs that will help to draw us closer to God. This book is full of common sense and godly wisdom. Each chapter has scriptures to back up Alexis Goring’s words. It also has two questions at the close of each chapter, designed to help us look internally as we assess our walk with God.
God is with us 24/7. We do not have a distant God but “we have a God who hears.” We are called to “be the message of hope.” We have a hurting world that needs to know Jesus. We need to show Jesus to our friends, family and neighbours.
Alexis Goring tells us we are “a masterpiece in the making.” We are made in His image. As such He knows all our names. Do you know His name? We are all responsible for our individual walk with God. We cannot rely on our parent’s faith, we must know Jesus personally.