Hearts Entwined by Various

Do You Have A Favourite?

Hearts Entwined is a most delightful collection of four novellas. They are linked by themes of dreams, trust, huge hearts for others and for God. The stories are all heart warming and wonderful. It is hard to pick a favourite with such delightful characters and plotlines – but I think I have one that is my favourite – have a read and see if you have one too.

The Love Knot by Karen Witemeyer is a delightful tale to kick off this collection. There are themes of family, trust, pride, forgiveness, hurt, grace and love. The characters were wonderfully drawn – even down to baby Liam. Feelings of warmth and protectiveness oozed from the story. Life is for living. We cannot let the past hold us back. We learn from the lessons of the past and with a leap of faith, step into the future.

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That’s Amore by Marion Ueckermann

Family’s, Secrets And Love

That’s Amore by Marion Ueckermann is a delightful contemporary Christian romance. It is the first book in the A Tuscan Legacy series that is a multi-author nine book series that has started so full of promise.

With wonderful descriptive passages, the Tuscan countryside really comes to life in glorious 3D. I could ‘see’ the landscape and almost ‘feel’ the heat.

Once again Marion Ueckermann has drawn fully rounded and likable characters that weave their way into the readers hearts. A big fan of all Marion Ueckermann’s books, I was delighted to see some familiar faces. It felt like I was catching up with old friends.

The novel revolves around family. A family with a whole missing generation as grandchildren meet to celebrate their grandmother’s eightieth. The reader can ‘feel’ the love radiating out.

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The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz

Life, Love And Liberty

The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz is a marvellous Christian historical novel that informs whilst entertaining.

Set towards the end of the eighteenth century life is precarious in America as people are unknowingly heading towards the War of Independence. Loyalties split families into opposing sides. Spies and double agents, love and loyalty, plots and arson were the order of the day.

Family meant nothing. It was all about where your loyalties lay. Everyone had to choose – which reminded me of the choice we are given in the Bible – to choose to follow King Jesus or not.

There were times when the only avenue was prayer. One had to try “to replace panic with prayer.” God hears our prayers and He answers.

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Murder In Paint by Rodney Strong

A Really Fun Read

Murder In Paint by Rodney Strong is a really fun contemporary murder mystery thriller set in Wellington, New Zealand.

Rodney Strong writes in a way that engages the reader from the start. There is an air of lightness in spite of the genre. It reminded me of a Hallmark thriller and would translate wonderfully into a channel five afternoon film… any film producers out there need a new project?

Stay at home husband and would be author gets far more than he bargained for following a trip to the cemetery. The reader is entertained by conversations in his head whilst looking for clues to solve a murder and a burglary… all the while fitting in between two young children and the school run.

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