Of Love And Lies
The English Proposal by Jenna Brandt is a Christian historical romance. In spite of being set in Victorian times, it very much had a Regency romance feel to it. It is the first book of a trio in the Window To The Heart series which promises to be an entertaining read.
The English Proposal is the story of a young woman’s awakening – both to God and to the world around her. The world is a harsh place that contrasts sharply to her sheltered upbringing. People are ruined by the love of money and power. Gossip destroys lives as old rivalries surface. Seemingly good people are turned by the promise of more – more power, more money, more greed. The world corrupts if we are not careful. The reader wonders who are the good people? Who can be trusted? And whose heart has turned black?
Never Look Back
Love Among The Lilacs by Jenna Victoria is a sweet contemporary Christian romance that just spoke to my heart.
There were many themes and one of the main ones was family. Families come in different shapes and sizes. Within the novel there were certainly some contrasting families. Loving families radiated out of the novel, as they took the less fortunate under their wing. The reader could ‘feel’ the love.
Upbringing makes a difference in how we live our adult lives. A poor upbringing may motivate one to break the cycle of poor choices or one may fall in the same trap of repeating parental mistakes. Past baggage may affect present life. It needs to be dropped and trust picked up.
License Plates And Baby Blankets
Return To Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand is a delightful Amish romance which I loved. The tale grabbed my interest from the start as I warmed to both the setting and characters.
With comprehensive descriptions, Jennifer Beckstrand ‘walked’ me through the novel. I ‘saw’ the countryside and could almost ‘smell’ the cooking. The atmosphere was warm and jovial.
The characters were realistically drawn and there were some wonderfully humorous moments. I ‘felt’ like I was hearing the tale of friends rather than reading a novel.
If I’m Found by Terri Blackstock is the second book in the If I Run series. It is a fabulous Christian suspense, continuing where book one ended.
There is the theme of trust as building a case against the corrupt police continues. Trusting anyone whilst on the run is nigh on impossible. One has to rely on instincts and being resourceful to survive.
At times life makes little sense. Bad things happen to good people and yet God does not step in. However “Jesus never promised to heal believer’s burdens, but He did vow to carry them.” Only when looking back on events can people see how God helped to protect them at the time
Prayer is important. It links us to God. We can pray for others whether they believe or not. What matters is that we believe.