Game Of Chance
Your Closest Friend by Karen Perry is a totally absorbing contemporary psychological murder thriller. It will have you questioning from the start… what is real? What is imagined? Who is the menacing figure?
Suspicion lurks around every corner. Being caught up in a terror attack in London soon turns into a terror attack of a very different nature.
Be careful who you share your secrets with. Guard your mouth or you may find the darkest part of your mind becomes activated.
The novel walks a fine line between mental illness and pure evil. Actions are always motivated by something.
Side by side with menace sits family life. Daughters are loved and protected. Who can possibly predict the outcome?
Drowning In Grief
A Thousand Sleepless Nights by Teri Harman is a beautiful book about life, love and grief. It is set in the 1990’s.
This book is such a beautiful read in spite of it being a study in grief. Grief may consume us as we drown under its weight. “You need a reason to live after a tragedy.”
Picking up the pieces is not always easy. How do we begin to live again when all we feel is pain? “Sometimes it takes someone else to heal our pain.” We don’t always know what we need.
What would it feel like to wake up one day and realise the last six years of our lives were missing? What tragedy befell that our mind shut it out? Or are we just going mad? “What… had stolen her memory and broken her mind?” Grief can do strange things.
A Precious Gift
Season Of Miracles by Alexa Verde is a sweet contemporary Christian romance that is perfect for any time of year.
The main theme is that of identity. We need to know who we are in God. Our identity is not to be found in our job or in the eyes of others. Our identity is to be found in being the unique person that God created us to be.
Manipulation of others is always wrong. It is a form of bullying that diminishes a character’s view of themselves. When self worth is rock bottom, we need others to build us up. “Another part of the wall surrounding her heart came down.”
An air of love pervades the story. We always blossom when we are loved. [She] “talks to me and listens to me. She makes me feel important.”
Beyond Borders, Beyond Comprehension,
Heart Unbroken by Alexa Verde is a wonderful contemporary Christian novel about new beginnings and second chances. It is the third book in the Potter’s House series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The novel is gritty and realistic, having its focus on the world of drug abuse. It is a hard world. “In the country of heroin, pain rules. Hope is a rare guest.” Drug addicts need hope and help to get them into rehab.
In the world of the addict, everything takes a back seat. “Her maternal instinct had been overpowered by the overwhelming cravings.” Addicts are always in recovery, never knowing when the next craving will hit. The good news is that everyone can have a fresh start in Jesus. No one is ever too far from His love. “God doesn’t give up on somebody just because that person messed up.” God is always with us. He is just a prayer away. “After all she’d done, would her prayers be heard?” God always hears and answers our prayers.