Where Souls Go To Heal
The Road To Happenstance by
Janice L Dick is a charming contemporary Christian mystery that will delight
your heart and soul. It is part of the Mosaic Collection.
We all have a past that we sometimes want to
escape from and need to heal. Happenstance is a town that attracts the lost and
the hurting, wraps them in love and helps them heal. “In this town everybody
cares about everybody, even the newcomers.” Needs are met by huge hearts.
There are times when we feel abandoned by God
or we run from Him. “It seemed God had deserted him in his hour of need… Not
that he didn’t believe, he was disillusioned.” Life has a way of dragging us
down but God is faithful and we can trust His leading. When life is hard, we
need to run to God, not away from Him.
Ahead Of Her Times
The Number Of Love by Roseanna M White is a marvellous,
thrilling historical Christian novel set in London in 1917. It is the first
book in The Codebreakers series and what a fabulous series this promises to be.
The world is at war. The novel concerns Room 40
where the codebreakers work. The novel is grounded in fact. The reader enters
the world of espionage and agents. It takes skill and cunning. Codes are sought
by both sides as they may hasten the end of the war. There are no victors in
war. On both sides mothers lose sons and all nations mourn loved ones.
Grief consumes and may drag us down and cause
us to lose sight of God – where was He? Why did He not stop our loved ones from
dying? “He’s [God] still there, unchanged, even when we can’t feel Him. When
grief’s too loud to let us hear His voice.” Grief may pause us in time but we
need to learn to live again. “It [death] doesn’t heal… We learn to go on with
the pieces missing.”
A View Across The
Rooftops by Suzanne
Kelman is a powerful historical novel about ordinary men and women who
performed extraordinary acts of bravery during a time of pure evil.
The novel is set in Amsterdam 1941-1945. It is
the height of the Nazi occupation and a time of terror and unspeakable horrors.
The Jewish people begin to disappear and no one said anything. Rumours of
roundups began. Only when blood lands on a character’s doorstep do they wake up
to the horrors all around. “When had all this become normal?” Now a character
feels compelled to act.
Suzanne Kelman has captured the horrors of war
and persecution. Man’s inhumanity to man knew no bounds. In contrast there were
exceedingly brave acts performed by ordinary men and women who refused to let
evil wash over them. “One doesn’t realise how brave one is until the cost
outweighs the fear.” There were those who could not stand by and do nothing,
those who went above and beyond, those who gave their all.
Cold Case Connection by Dana Mentink is a marvellous
contemporary Christian suspense that will have the reader on the edge of their
A desire to know the truth about past murders
puts lives at risk in present day. Suspicion lurks in the dark as modern
amateur sleuthing tries to uncover the secrets in the past.
Some desire vengeance, whilst knowing that “I’m
supposed to leave vengeance to the Lord, but I want it for me.” When we place
our hurts in God’s hands, we will be set free from the burden that is dragging
Guilt ties in with vengeance as characters feel
guilty for their inaction and inability in the past. “Guilt stabbed through
her.” Guilt is not something for us to carry. “God forgave them, and so they
should forgive themselves.” God did not send His Son to die so we could live
under the weight of guilt. He wants us to forgive ourselves and to live in the
freedom for which He died. If we fail to forgive ourselves, we will be guilty