Love’s Autumn Harvest by Patricia Lee is an absolutely charming contemporary Christian novel about friendship and second chances. It is part of the Mended Hearts series.
I loved the fact that the lead characters were in their fifties and not the first flush of youth. Patricia Lee has constructed a beautiful tale around a widow and a widower who are neighbours. They have parallel lives as both are trying to recover from the loss of their spouses.
No matter how old our children get, we will still drop everything for them and for our grandchildren. Eily’s life revolves around her family and her church. She spreads love and kindness wherever she goes.
Sometimes within families rifts develop. The reader sees the huge chasm that opened up following loss. The years have not bridged the hurt. The past must be faced and the hurts healed.
There is a wonderful warm atmosphere that envelops not only the characters but the reader too.
Love’s Autumn Harvest was such a delightfully amusing read too. It is the little things in life that make us smile. Humour unites. There were times when I literally laughed out loud. Who can forget the posh shoes and the manure?
People need rescuing at times – sometimes it is physically but we all need God to rescue us if our lives are disconnected from His. I loved this quote: “ ‘Who’s holding you up?’ ‘My Lord and my prayers.’ “
I cannot get enough of Patricia Lee. Her novels are so deliciously warm and charming. Her writing swells my heart and leaves me smiling. She is on my list of favourite authors.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.