Life, Love And Liberty
Set towards the end of the eighteenth century life is precarious in America as people are unknowingly heading towards the War of Independence. Loyalties split families into opposing sides. Spies and double agents, love and loyalty, plots and arson were the order of the day.
Family meant nothing. It was all about where your loyalties lay. Everyone had to choose – which reminded me of the choice we are given in the Bible – to choose to follow King Jesus or not.
There were times when the only avenue was prayer. One had to try “to replace panic with prayer.” God hears our prayers and He answers.
There was the theme of trust. Friends and even family could let us down. “You are homeless but not rootless.” A home is just bricks and mortar, it can be replaced. We need to make sure we are rooted in God.
Marriages were business alliances. Daughters were expected to obey fathers. Wives were expected to be loyal to cheating husbands. But there was another way – the path of love. Following ones heart at all times.
Characters who put wealth and riches first were surely on a downwards path.
The Lacemaker is a comprehensive read with a strong, brave and likable female lead. She brightened the book with her love, life and loyalty. Her heart and motives were pure.
The Lacemaker showed a hard life at a turbulent time in history when tough choices had to be made. It emphasised that even when life is bleak, God is in control. We can fortify ourselves with prayer. God will lead, guard, guide and protect us. He will not let us down.
Love and loyalty are major themes. The reader is delighted to see love blossom.
The Lacemaker was a fabulous epic read and I can highly recommend it.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.