Learning To Love
The novel has the theme of forgiveness. We all need it and we all need to give it. “We can’t live life giving people one shot when God forgives us over and over.” Forgiveness is not optional, it is a command.
The novel also deals with second chances. Sometimes in life we get to choose again the path we should have taken years ago. Characters fondly remember years gone by but fear of being hurt means they are cautious to commit. Will they step out and take a chance?
There is a wonderful wedding in the novel. T.K. Chapin has perfect descriptions of the days leading up to the wedding. Along with the bride, the reader feels the anticipation building. For a marriage to be stronger, God needs to be at the centre. A chord of three strands is not easily broken. “God completes us as individuals…we merely complement each other.”
The counter balance to the wedding are the tough topics of alcoholism and attempted suicide. Both are cries for help. A desire to fill the void. “He feared being alone and never truly loved.” Characters need God. We need God. God will fill the hole and we will find our purpose in Him.
T.K. Chapin shows the importance of family. We cannot choose our family. Our family may annoy us at times but families stick together, offering each other love and support.
Another fabulous offering from T.K. Chapin. Each book just gets better and better. This Diamond Lake series is fabulous.
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