The Same Moon
The Day She Came Back by Amanda Prowse is a bittersweet contemporary novel about love and hard choices. It is beautifully written and will lodge in your heart and soul.
Love is the most powerful force. A maternal love will do whatever is required to keep children or grandchildren safe. When love is our motivation sometimes seemingly impossible choices are made.
The reader witnesses the beautiful bond between a grandmother and her granddaughter. Their love radiates from the pages of the novel.
Loss hurts. When death comes stealthily with no time to say goodbye, guilt remains. It is guilt for what we did or didn’t do. Guilt will eat us up. We need to let go of guilt and focus on our memories.
Wow, Just Wow
Not My Daughter by Suzy K Quinn is an absolutely marvellous contemporary psychological thriller suspense that completely messed with my mind and emotions. It was a ‘wow’ read.
The novel is cleverly constructed and Suzy Quinn manipulated my emotional responses throughout. I tried to sort out the truth from the lies. Who was spinning the tales? Who was completely vulnerable? And who was in control? See if you can figure it out before the final word is read.
Now the book is ended, I feel totally shell-shocked – superb just doesn’t cover it. There are no superlatives good enough to describe just how marvellous, intricate and clever this book is.
Suzy Quinn has created a fabulous set of characters. My responses to them were perfectly set up by the author, so that I could experience that ‘wow did that just happen?’ moment.
Exciting And Thrilling
Oath Of Honor by Lynette Eason is a thrilling contemporary Christian suspense which I just could not put down. It is the first book in the Blue Justice series – and thankfully I have the subsequent books in the series sitting in a pile by my bed, just waiting to be read.
The plotline is intricate and well executed. I read with heart racing and teeth clenched as the tension rose. Lynette Eason certainly knows how to paint the scenes with her words as the action played out in my head.
There is a community and family atmosphere – the law enforcement agency functions as a family, protecting its own and serving the community. There is love and loyalty. When suspicion falls on one of its own, there is the belief that there must be more at stake than the surface appearance suggests.
We have truth and lies, plots and intrigue, gangs and goodies – Oath Of Honor is a fantastic start to a new series.
Truth And Grace
Song Of Mercy by Brenda Anderson is a most delightful Christian contemporary novel that is grounded in God. It is part of the Potter’s House series but can be read as a stand-alone.
Once again Brenda Anderson has created a charming set of characters, all very realistic with flaws that are so easy to identify with.
Worshipping God should be as natural as breathing but it should not be a public display. Our motivation for worship should always be to glorify God and not to magnify ourselves.
Prayer is important. We all need prayer warriors in our lives who can lift us up at times of need. Prayer builds our relationship with God. “’Pray about it’…’as if God will listen to me.’” We may have walked away from God but He is still waiting to hear from us.