The Tale Of Fire Eyes
A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna White is a Christian historical thriller. It is the third and final book in the Ladies Of The Manor series but can be read as a stand-alone. It had both a lavish setting and a nail biting storyline.
There were many themes within the novel including those of new beginnings and second chances. “Remember who you are – not who you were.” God is the God of redemption. In Him we can all have new life and we do not need to look back at who we were.
Tied in to these themes are those of guilt and forgiveness. Looking backwards and feeling guilty for past acts is not what God wants for anyone. Today is the day to forgive yourself and focus on the future and not the past. “It’s time to forgive yourself.” Roseanna White shows that forgiving yourself is not always easy to do.
Faith and hope in God can get one through the hardest of times and most difficult of circumstances. “Hope wasn’t in vain – not if it was rooted in Him.” Roseanna White shows we need to keep our eyes firmly fixed on God to survive life’s storms.
The novel explores how the love of money and possessions is the root of all evil. Chasing temporal goods will never bring happiness but may twist and destroy individuals.
The sins of the fathers is seen to repeat itself in the novel as characters copy their earthly fathers instead of focusing on their heavenly One.
There were some wonderfully touching scenes in the novel with young Abbie. Roseanna White had perfectly captured a young child’s speech and mannerisms. She also showed the unfailing and protective love of a parent within the novel. The instinct to protect one’s children is strong and reminds the reader of God’s unfailing love for each one of His children.
I thoroughly enjoyed A Lady Unrivaled. It was my first novel by Roseanna White and it had me on my toes and guessing to the end.
A cleverly constructed thriller with God at the centre.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.