A Christmas By The Sea by Melody Carlson

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A Christmas By The Sea by Melody Carlson is the most delightful Christian romance. Every year I eagerly await the latest festive offering from Melody Carlson and I am never disappointed.

The novel is about blessings. Sometimes in life, we can see the hand of God at work in our lives, especially when we look backwards.

There are new beginnings to be had. The fresh sea air contrasts with the oppressive city life. “She felt like the child inside her waking up.” Returning to the seaside of her childhood, hope begins to rise.

Sometimes we just need to step out in faith and trust God. “She… had… believed that God would meet all their needs. When had she quit?” Life can be hard and we may drift from God but it is never too late to return to Him. Wanting to believe and trust God again is the first step to doing it.

The inclusion of a dog is sure to make the reader smile.

Memories are important, as is knowing our roots. We can remember the good times and also set about making new memories.

A warm, wonderful community atmosphere pervades the novel. I ‘felt’ included in the action. The people pull together to meet needs.

I absolutely adored A Christmas By The Sea. I cannot wait for the festive offering from Melody Carlson in 2019!

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

Absolutely wonderful.

JULIA WILSON


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