The novel is about restoring the past. A house and garden need renovating. The old will become new. This is a motif for our lives. God is the gardener who will replant and prune us according to His will. Likewise He is the master renovator who will restore our old selves into His likeness.
God is also the third partner in a marriage. “That’s… the secret to a long marriage. God. You keep Him front and centre, and everything else will fall into place.” We need to fix our eyes on Him.
Prayer is important. “We should only marry someone we can pray with.” We need to pray about everything. We also need to be equally yoked in marriage.
Life is for living. “I survived to try another day.” Just surviving is not life as God intended. We need to find our passion, our dream and pursue it.
The characters are all warm and welcoming. The reader feels a warm glow as they read. As a fan of Elizabeth Maddrey’s novels, I loved the fact that Nick from A Tuscan Legacy series put in a cameo appearance. It helped to breed a feeling of familiarity for the reader.
The past is gone. We need to bury it. Past insecurities will impact on the present if we do not deal with them. We must face our past to free our present.
I adored A Heart Restored. It has left me smiling. I cannot wait for the subsequent books.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.