The Road To Truth
Crown Of Beauty by Cecily Wolfe is a fabulous Christian historical romance. It is the second book in the Cliff Walk Courtship series but can be read as a stand-alone. I enjoyed continuing the story from book one. This novel focuses on one of the sisters.
Crown Of Beauty is an absorbing read for anyone interested in a read that combines up and downstairs relationships. I found it very reminiscent of Downton Abbey with the relationship there of Lady Mary and her maid Anna. There were confidences and an openness that few ever have.
The novel deals with truth and lies. Even if we lie by omission, it will surely catch up with us one day. Our lives must be based on truth, no matter how hard it is to face.
God is the God of restoration and second chances. It is never too late to have a fresh start with God.
Prayer is vital. We need to pray about everything. God always hears and answers our prayers. His answers are not based on our ability to hear or to comprehend. “She wondered if He was listening… and if she would know… when and if He did.”
Faith moves mountains. By faith the First Steps shelter was begun in book one. “Faith. We have it. We practice it. We share it.” What more needs to be said?
We are God’s eyes and ears, His hands and feet here on earth. When we see a need, we should meet it. We do however need to be sensitive to others because everyone has their pride, even if they have little else.
There is the expectation of an arranged marriage to strengthen ones social standing and fortune. This is kicked against as every girl secretly wants a love match. “Was that what love meant, to find your home in the company of another?”
Once again Cecily Wolfe has produced a fabulous tales that entertains and consumes. I cannot get enough of her stories and am itching to read book three!
The heroine loves reading. One line particularly amused me. I will leave all us avid readers with the caution from the heroine’s mother:
“You’ll never find a husband if you’re wasting your time reading books.”
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.