Aristocracy v Character
Set in England in 1871 the reader is treated to some opulent settings and becomes immersed in traditions. The young leading lady is a breath of fresh air, being true to herself and her American upbringing. The worth of a person is always to be found in their character and never in their possessions.
The novel has elements to the wicked stepmother in it. I ‘felt’ the urge to ‘boo’ her each time she entered a scene!
Parts of the story are reminiscent of The Good Samaritan. The reader is reminded that we need to take care of the widows and orphans.
There are themes of forgiveness and grace. “I know I don’t deserve forgiveness.” We know that none of us deserve forgiveness but receive the free gift of grace.
God gives us a peace that passes understanding. Even in the most difficult of times, if we know God, we can know His peace.
The novel deals with the topic of prostitution and its devastating consequences. It also shows that it is never too late to accept Jesus into your life.
Another great offering from Jenna Brandt.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.