Scatter The Darkness
My Heart Belongs In Castle Gate Utah by Angie Dicken is a delightful Christian historical romance which I loved.
The action is set in 1910 in the mining town of Castle Gate. There are the themes of prejudice and ignorance towards the immigrants. Even the very young were taught to hate. “I pray that one day we will all see one another for our hearts and not our origins.” God asks us to shine a light in a dark world. “There is no darkness but ignorance.” We are called to “scatter the darkness.”
Mixed marriages were frowned upon. Arranged marriages within communities were common. Marriage alliances for money rather than love were the order of the day.
Not all characters were motivated by money. The leading lady has a social conscience, being lead by her heart and not her purse strings.
Education for all is important. Education gives both choice and freedom.
Relationships with God are vital. Life events either draw people to God or away from Him. God is not just found in the confines of church. He is everywhere. Sometimes people meet with God in the countryside and find that peace that passes understanding.
God always answers heartfelt prayer. “He prayed to Someone he’d never wanted to speak to again.” God awaits our return if we have wandered from Him. Sooner or later we will find our way back. God never lets go of us.
Love conquers all. We are called to love and not judge people. Love can bridge gaps. It unites and doesn’t divide.
I really loved My Heart Belongs In Castle Gate Utah. It had a wonderful, welcoming atmosphere. The storyline was exciting and engaging. A fabulous read.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
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Nice review. I enjoyed reading My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah also.
Lovely review, Julia! I love the My Heart Belongs series!
Thank you for the review!