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.
The Journey Of Love And Heartache
The Food Of Love by Amanda Prowse is a contemporary story of love. The love of a family. It is an absolutely heartbreaking read that I could not put down. Tears will flow as you journey through the novel.
The book tells of the struggle of a family to survive one of the worst journeys ever. Despite their love for each other, there are harsh words, recriminations and guilt. As the family tries to survive, the reader ‘feels’ a mother’s anguish, a father left out in the cold, a daughter who feels neglected and a daughter who is lost. I was completely torn apart with the story. My emotions swung wildly as I empathised with each character in turn.
A Final Wish
War Of The Heart by Jenna Victoria is the most delightful Christian romance that really spoke to my heart.
Two time settings – present day and London 1940 and a rift to heal, make for exciting reading. The atmosphere of the blitz has been perfectly captured – the devastation, the fear, the bulldog spirit and even the hope. “The battlefield had become in one sense their mission field.” Everyone, everywhere needs to hear of the hope that is found in Jesus. The wartime spirit bounced off the pages as people banded together. They gave out of their poverty.
Dreams were a theme. Sometimes we take on the pressure of other people’s dreams in order to not disappoint. We need to identify our God given dreams and live them out.