Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill

A Mother’s Love

Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill is a marvellous contemporary read set in Ireland that will have you hooked from the start.

At the novel’s heart is the question of to vaccinate our children or not? It is a complex issue and there are no easy, set answers.

The novel is also about motherhood. Every mother tries to do what is best for their child. There are no universal answers except one – love your child. Every mother tries to keep their child safe and love unconditionally.

Life interrupts our daily living. Sometimes life hits and we have to go with the flow, struggling to survive. “I’m scared to death… I’ve never felt so helpless.”

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Gathering The Threads by Cindy Woodsmall

Navigating Life

Gathering The Threads by Cindy Woodsmall is a delightful Amish romance with a wonderful, warm, welcoming feel to it. It is the third book in the Amish Of Summer Grove series but can be read as a stand-alone as I hadn’t read the first two books.

The main themes are the search for identity and to belong. “She needed to understand who she was.” Being raised Amish, spending time with the Englisch and then returning to the Amish community certainly creates mind confusion. Some things such as mobile phones which bring freedom are not easily surrendered. However, the Englisch love of money contrasts with the value the Amish put on family. “Spending money was the… answer for a lot of emotional upsets.”

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Planting Hope by Brenda Anderson

Wonderful – Hope In my Heart

Planting Hope by Brenda Anderson is a wonderful Christian romance which I really adored. It is the third book in the Where The Heart Is series but can be read as a stand-alone. I enjoyed meeting up with familiar characters.

Brenda Anderson always writes warm and welcoming novels with characters that just take up residence in my heart. Planting Hope is no exception. The characters are all realistic and likable. There are some wonderfully amusing and fun dialogue exchanges that put a smile on your face and a warm fuzzy feeling in your heart. As well as getting to know the ‘living’ characters, I also felt like I ‘knew’ Gran who died before the novel began. The inclusion of ‘Granisms’ impart wise wisdom into both the readers and the characters.

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Lifecentral by Julia Wilson

A New Season

A new season began today at my church, Lifecentral Halesowen. In the planning for twelve years, over £2 million given over and above regular giving by the faithful people. Much prayer, tears and laughter… and at last our new building is opened. A wonderful worship space, well deserved. A building where lives will be changed and impacted for Jesus.

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