Archive | December 2018

Mind Games by Nancy Mehl

Keeper Of The Keys

 Mind Games by Nancy Mehl is a contemporary Christian suspense that had me glued and guessing from the start. Wow, it was fabulous. I read with heart racing and mind whirring to the jaw dropping conclusion.

The suspense is heightened from the beginning as the reader already has questions about trust and true character. Trust has to be earnt. As the lead character begins the journey to trust, the reader walks alongside.

A major theme is that of protection. We follow the FBI and law enforcement agencies that are set up to protect the public. There is also a microcosm trip to trust. “Someday you’ll have to let someone in… I realise you’re trying to protect yourself.” Keeping others out may be intended to protect but the reality is that we will live lives in grand isolation. Life is not meant to be done alone but in community with others.

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When Valleys Bloom Again by Pat Jeanne Davis

A Taster

Pat Jeanne Davis promises to be a fabulous new author. I thoroughly enjoyed When Valleys Bloom Again. She captured my attention from the start, drawing me into a fantastic plotline with wonderful characters.

Pat Jeanne Davis has created a wonderful selection of personalities. Some are very likable others elicit feelings of mistrust as they perform underhand dealings.

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I Know The Plans by Melissa Wardwell

The Lord Is With You, Mighty Warrior

I Know The Plans by Melissa Wardwell is the most delightful Christian novel that will warm your heart and ignite your soul. It is the third book in the Promises From Above series but can be read as a stand-alone.

The novel is such a wonderful read about the faithfulness of God and how we can trust His plan for our lives. “God knew what He was doing, even if she didn’t.” Sometimes life makes no sense even with God, we just have to trust that He is in control in spite of what our eyes tell us.

Life can be hard. We wonder if God cares or sees us. “Praying was the last thing on her mind. She wasn’t sure God even heard her prayers.” God hears every prayer and “God will give you the strength you need.” We need to cling on to God and trust that He will give us just enough light to see the next step. We do not need to see the whole staircase, we need to trust that God will guide us.

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The Secret Vow by Natalie Meg Evans

Breeding Will Out

The Secret Vow by Natalie Meg Evans is an epic historical novel set in 1918 and 1919 at the close of WWI.

The reader is in for a real treat as we travel from Russian palaces to Paris via Sweden. True breeding lasts in spite of circumstances. Once a princess always a princess. Atrocities inflicted on the aristocrats in Russia means trust comes hard. There is always someone willing to betray others for a quick buck.

We witness the strength of character needed to survive. Some Russians are deluded into believing the Czar’s family survived and long to see them restored.

Family matters. Family pull together.Unscrupulous people try to take advantage of grief. Forgiveness needs to be dished out but it is hard.

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