Love Finds A Way
Wings Like A Dove by Camille Eide is a powerful
Christian historical novel that has its foundations in fact. Camille Eide has
woven a fabulous tale.
The novel is set in 1933 in New York and a
rural town in the heart of America. It is a time of the Great Depression. There
is much poverty. Out of their poverty, some characters give what little they
have to those who have even less. Where they see a need, it is met.
In contrast there are some bigoted, racially
intolerant characters who work together to make life impossible for those whose
skin is a different colour or whose religion is not seen as the ‘right’ one. “You
could be despised for the odious crime of simply being born.” Prejudice is
rife. The reader sees the appalling lengths some people will stoop to as
characters see themselves as racially and morally superior.
The Hand Of God
The Essence Of Shade by Deborah Jean Miller is an epic
contemporary Christian novel that will consume your heart and soul. The handprint
of God runs throughout.
The novel is about sacrificial love. It is a
love that is trying to atone for past sins. “Suffering was her penalty for the
sins of her past.” Guilt weighs heavy but it is a burden we were never meant to
carry. Confession is good for the soul and brings peace. We need to receive the
grace and forgiveness of God. It is important to forgive the face in the mirror
There is loss within the tale. It is a loss
that unleashes a terrible hidden secret life. Guilt that a hurt went unseen
weighs heavy as a character rails at God. “You don’t even care… Where are You?
Do You even exist?” In our hurt and pain, it is all too easy to direct our
anger at God. God stands firmly beside us in our suffering. He was there in the
hurt and pain. He never leaves us but we cannot always see Him.
The sins of the fathers seem destined to be
repeated. Somehow the cycle of sin must be broken, but at what cost?
Christmas Angels by Nancy Naigle is a most delightful
Christmas contemporary novel that will get you in the festive mood.
The novel is about following your heart’s
desire and new beginnings. When God places a dream in your heart, you need to
grasp it with both hands and hold on. When others come on board with your
dream, amazing things can happen.
Nancy Naigle has perfectly captured small town
living. Needs are met, warm welcomes await, hearts are opened to stranger,
family and friends. A warm atmosphere envelopes the reader as we catch the
Nancy Naigle’s words evoke all that Christmas
should be – snow, lights, festivities, family and friends. She lights the fire
of the perfect Christmas within hearts.
A Late Bloomer
A Season To Dance by Patricia Beal is a contemporary
Christian novel about a journey of discovering the heart of God.
The novel is set in 2008 and 2011 and the
reader travels from America to Germany and back again. The physical journey is
mirrored by a spiritual journey as the reader sees a character relentlessly
pursued by God. God loves us so much that He will persistently pursue our
hearts. Only God can truly satisfy. The reader sees the main character filling
her life with earthly pleasures. They will never
satisfy. Only God satisfies. “I know better than to fight the Holy Spirit of
God.” When we ‘feel’ the Holy Spirit’s prompts, we would be wise to listen.
The main character has a passion for dancing.
There are a lot of technical details that enable the reader to ‘see’ the
dancers. Patricia Beal brings the actions alive with her words.
There are some very touching moments within the
novel concerning a character with Huntington ’s disease. Patricia Beal’s words
brought a tear to my eyes.