Unwrapping Hope by Sandra Ardoin is the most charming Christian historical novella.
The story has the theme of fathers. Our earthly fathers may let us down but there is our faithful heavenly Father who longs for us to come to Him and rest in Him.
Linked to this is the theme of taking care of the widows and orphans. Within the novel characters with huge hearts care for those who have less. The reader is reminded that there are no orphans in God’s kingdom as He adopts us all into His family.
We need to trust God and go with His plans rather than forcing through our own. “If the door… shut, he trusted God had a better plan.”
It is important to listen to God. “Sometimes we have to listen hard, because He speaks through a still, small voice.” Sometimes we think that God is not speaking when in fact it is us who are not listening.
There are some delightful characters who just take up residence in the reader’s heart. I adored five year old Maura, her trust and faith reminds the reader that we are to come to God with a child-like faith. Too often we try to work it out in our own strength when we should be trusting Him.
I adore all Sandra Ardoin’s books. They are always delightful and leave me smiling.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.