The Prodigal Son
A Hero For Heather by Marion Ueckermann is a wonderful contemporary Christian romance. It is the third book in the Seven Suitors For Seven Sisters series but can be read as a stand-alone. A Hero For Heather is a modern day telling of the Prodigal Son blended with the Good Samaritan and I loved it.
A major theme in the novel is that of forgiveness. There are times when we need to forgive others and times when we need to accept forgiveness.
Love Conquers All
The Bedwarmer’s Son by Caryl McAdoo is a Christian historical romance. The action is split between 1928 and the middle of the nineteenth century, as the reader uncovers an old man’s childhood.
The novel covers several topics including that of being a slave or free, and the divide between black and white America. Inspite of the Civil War giving slaves their freedom, racial prejudice continued. The novel shows how wrong this is.
God is of utmost importance. Belief in Him can sustain people through the most horrendous circumstances. There is a peace of God that can calm a person who has a close relationship with God. It can get them through life.
Ask Me To Marry You by Heather Blanton is a Christian historical romantic novella. It is the second book in the Brides Of Evergreen series but can be read as a stand-alone.
God is at the centre of the story. His promises are to be trusted. “God You promised me.” If God has said it will happen, then it will. Audra trusts God but cannot wait on His timing and the feisty female takes things into her own hands.
God’s presence in one’s life means that in the midst of life’s storms, peace can be found. “He found her peace…calming.” When we have a strong faith in God on the inside, this can be seen externally too.
Brokenness And Hope
Sewn With Joy by Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore is an Amish romance. It is book three in the Pinecraft Pie shop series but can be read as a stand-alone. I absolutely loved it. I love every book that I have ever read by Tricia Goyer. She not only writes cracking stories and her books also honour God.
Sewn With Joy is an amazing story with so many godly themes. There is the desperate search for God. “You have nothing if you don’t have God.” So many people do not realise that they need God. They try to fill the hole inside them with many things – alcohol, parties, food – when all they really need is God. “You get to know God better when you cling to Him.” Often it is when you hit rock bottom that you realise that God is all you really need. “When I had nowhere else to turn, I had God.”