Archive | June 2016

A Change Of Heart by T. K. Chapin

Learning To Trust Again

A change of heartA Change Of Heart by T K Chapin is a contemporary Christian romance. Once again he has written a wonderful story full of godly truth and advice.

There are many themes in the novel but one of the main ones is that of a feud that actually happened several hundred years ago. It is so long ago that no-one really knows why the Atkins and the Townsons refuse to speak to each other and dislike each other intensely. T K Chapin shows that this is not God’s way. God wants us to extend the hand of friendship. If this is not possible in our strength, then we must ask Him to help.

Linked in to the feud is the theme of prejudice. We sometimes are quick to judge others based on what we think we know about their relatives. This is wrong. We are never meant to judge anyone. We are meant to love them.

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More Than She Dreamt by Sandy Faye Mauck

God Will Provide

Sandy FayeMore Than She Dreamt by Sandy Faye Mauck is a delightful Christian historical novel set in 1905 and I absolutely loved it.

There are many good books in the world but this one is something extra special. It has the ability to really get into and speak to your heart. It is beautifully written and full of godly truths that will penetrate your soul. It has a magical fairytale touch, but is so much more than that. It is just simply wonderful. My words can never do it justice, you need to experience More Than She Dreamt for yourself.

Young widow Katie is mother to two young children, Sarah and Jeremy who are delightful. There are some truly touching moments  with the children and there are definitely times when the reader is laughing out loud at the Jeremy isms! Sandy Faye Mauck really knows how children talk as she has captured the pair beautifully.

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Moonlight Magnolia by Mary Ellis

Parallel But Different

MagnoliaMagnolia Moonlight by Mary Ellis is a Christian romantic suspense novel and part of the Secrets Of The South series. It can be read as a stand-alone.

This was my first novel by Mary Ellis and I really enjoyed it. The novel is centred around a P.I. company and had two parallel stories running throughout. It was not confusing as the action alternated between the two locations.

The novel showed that being a Christian does not make one immune to hardship. “Knowing scripture does not guarantee anyone a bed of roses.” The P.I’s searched for the truth surrounding the Rev. Paul’s death as his widow wanted the truth to come out.

Both cases concerned monetary fraud. Mary Ellis had clearly researched this area as the details were comprehensive. She set out the cases in such a way that it was easy for the reader to follow.

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The Ringmaster’s Wife by Kristy Cambron

Garden Of Dreams

Ringmasters WifeThe Ringmaster’s Wife by Kristy Cambron is a Christian historical romance set between 1885 and 1929. The action moves from Yorkshire to America. Within the novel fact meets fiction in a wonderful story from an incredible author.

The novel shows the importance of following our hopes and dreams. Dreams are no good if all we do is look at them. One needs to have the courage to make them happen. “She’d need the courage to walk away from everything… and step out with hopes.”

The theme of hope continues throughout the novel. There is hope not only in ourselves but in the goodness of others. Hope sees what one can become.

Linked in to the theme of hope is that of trust. There is trust that people, given the choice, will do the right thing. There is also trust in the circus animals, that they will behave in the way they have been trained.

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