The Neighborly Thing by Wanda Brunstetter is a charming contemporary Christian novel and part of A Heart Warming Romance Collection. It is the second book in the Washington series.
Over the whole novel there is an atmosphere of love and care. One of the characters repairs dolls for a living. This reminds the reader that when we are broken and hurting, God tenderly bends down and heals us if we let him.
Some people who go to church misrepresent God. They are like the Pharisees who liked to be seen to be being religious but the behaviour in private was a different matter. Going to church will not make you a Christian. It is a relationship with God that is important.
The past has been painful. Others have not always been truthful about situations. The truth needs to come to light, hurts faced and forgiveness given.
God is the God of second chances and new beginnings. He loves to transform our old lives into something new.
I really adored The Neighborly Thing. It made me smile and filled me with hope as the love and care radiated outwards.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.