Continuing where book one left off, the reader catches up with familiar characters. Strengthened by a faith in God, the lead character leans on Him when life seems challenging. “Help me to trust You and not to worry.”
Prayer is important. God always answers prayer but not always in the way we imagine.
There is the theme of healing – both physically and of hearts.
The past intrudes on the present. Learning the lessons of the past, can help present and future experiences.
A new life and new loves, but a reliance on God is needed for a successful future. Storms will still hit but God promises to walk through the way with us. “As she walked through the doors, she felt an overwhelming peace wash over her.” God gives us a peace in the storm that man cannot understand.
Within the novel, there is hope. A hope that is steadfast and does not give up. No matter how bleak the world, we can face the future holding on to hope.
God is the God of restoration. He will repay the years the locusts have eaten.
Family is important – blood ties and God ties. With family on your side, the future can be tackled.
The French Encounter was another fabulous and entertaining read. I eagerly devoured it. I am now looking forward to the third and final book in the series.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.