Broken Houses, Broken Lives
Ginger And Brad’s House by Marion Ueckermann is a most delightful and heart-warming Christian romance that will leave you smiling.
The story is about second chances and new beginnings. “God had turned his bad mistake… into something beautiful.” God can take our messed up lives and transform them if we would just trust Him. “Surrendering himself fully to God.” We need to trust ourselves and others too.
Withdrawing from life is not a good option. Far from protecting us, it isolates us and if we are not careful, it will make us bitter.
We all make mistakes and need forgivenesss. If we withhold it, we will be guilty of hubris and our burden may become heavier. We must forgive because we have been forgiven.
Within the novel there is a gingerbread house building competition. This is a motif for our lives. We need to give God all the pieces of our broken lives and watch Him rebuild and restore.
Healing is a major theme. There is both physical and mental healing.
The characters are wonderfully warm and welcoming. The reader ‘feels’ included in the action. I adored five year old Jamie.
Ginger And Brad’s House is just so delightful. A perfect evening’s read.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.