Season Of Deception by Sara Jane Jacobs continues the story begun in Season Of Hope. It was wonderful to catch up with familiar characters in this Christian romantic suspense.
There are many themes including that of trust. Being thrust into the limelight and the public eye means finding trustworthy people can be hard. Sometimes those closest to us, are the least trustworthy.
This links to both the wicked stepmother and deception themes. The reader is privy to all that is going on, whilst characters were in the dark. In my head I was screaming “Can’t you see what’s going on?” It certainly added to the suspense which built and built – rather like my heart rate and blood pressure!
My Promise by Noah Bolinder is the most beautiful Christian love story. I really cannot put into words just how beautiful it is. My soul is soothed. My heart is full. My eyes are opened.
My Promise starts like any other story but finishes like no other story. As I read through the book, slowly but surely my eyes were opened. My heart and head began to comprehend the enormity of the love contained within its pages.
The novel is the study of art – art in music, in pictures, in films and in writing. As the main character seeks to educate those around him, so the reader is educated too. The beauty is in the detail. The bigger picture is just an overview, we must delve deeper.
The Redcroft Journals: The Missing Journal by K.Y. Eden is the first book in a thrilling new YA fantasy series. I am much older but I really enjoyed it, getting caught up in the action from the start.
Inheriting a house from an elderly neighbour means a pair of teenagers get far more than they bargained for. Bound together, the pair must right the wrongs of the past, searching for clues and artefacts along the way.
The novel shows that life is a spiritual battle that we do not understand. The realms are easy to tap into if you know what you are doing. There are good spirits and bad demons. The clue is knowing who to trust.
I am not usually drawn to fantasy novels but this is a real cracker. I read it, totally engrossed in the action and cannot wait for the second book. The ending is perfectly poised to continue the tale.
A Spiritual Battle
The Lie by L.R. Clarke is the second book in The Seekers series but can be read as a stand-alone. It is a YA Christian novel that I really enjoyed even though I am considerably older. The novel is an adventure. There is a mystery to solve and a life to save.
L.R. Clarke shows through her imaginative plotline that life is a spiritual battle against the forces of darkness. There is much more out there than we can see, feel and hear. We need to stay closely connected to God and make sure that His is the voice that we listen to. “Just because the Way is narrow, you do not need to fear.” Faith is the opposite of fear. If we have faith in God, we need never fear as He is always with us.
We need to remember to pray. Prayer is the most powerful thing we can do. We need to fight all our battles on our knees. “She did the only thing she could do… She continued to pray.”