Moonstone Secrets by Dawn V Cahill is a Christian romantic murder mystery that will have you glued and guessing from the start. I loved it. The action twisted this way and that. I grabbed at each red herring but couldn’t predict the ending.
God is at the very heart of the novel. Twin sisters Livy and DeeDee are very close but separated by belief in God. One sees Him as all loving, the other wants nothing to do with Him. For one, it is all about relationship with God, for the other, it is about rules and regulations, hell fire and damnation, a distant God who looks down on us as pawn stars in His game. “Mom worshipped a loving God… so different from Grandpa’s conscience-hammering God.” Can the one twin move closer to the loving God of her mother?
The novel is about second chances. We may give up on God but He never gives up on us. “I’m pretty sure God gave up on me a long time ago.” To believe this, is to believe a lie from the enemy.
As Christians we need to spread the Good News of grace, freely available to all but paid for by the blood of Jesus. “Why wouldn’t you want to follow a God who loves you enough to die for you?”
There is a need to look out for the lost and the lonely. He “attracts lost souls, like honey attracts bees.” We are to be Jesus’ eyes and ears, His hands and feet to a hurting world.
The reader is reminded that God does not look at the external but the internal. He “saw past the woman’s ragged exterior to the hurting soul beneath.” We must do the same.
Dawn V Cahill portrays the bond of sisters. She shows their love and support for the other.
The love of money is the root of all evil. This theme is explored in the novel.
The God of the Bible spoke through dreams. He is the same yesterday, today, forever. Therefore if He did it in the past, He can do it today. The story portrays how He still speaks through dreams but do we recognise His voice?
The characters were all realistically drawn. I found myself ‘willing’ characters on as they pursued the truth. The action was nail biting as I sat on the edge of my seat. With heart racing I read on, literally gasping out loud at times!
A fabulous thriller that not only has a great plotline but honours God too. Highly recommended.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.