Archive | August 2020

Innocent by Erin Kinsley

Can You Predict The Outcome?

Innocent by Erin Kinsley is a fabulous psychological crime thriller that had me questioning and hunting for clues from the start.

Small town life is not always as idyllic as it appears. Following an assault, lives begin to unravel and the reader must sort out the truth from the lies.

We all make judgements but just how correct are they?

The characters were well drawn. There were some very kind hearts to counter balance those driven by power and greed.

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Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

Awaken The Child In You

Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo is a delightful contemporary children’s adventure for ages eight years and over.

Once more Michael Morpurgo fires up a child’s imagination as we visit a desert island. The landscape is vividly painted through words.

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What Hindered Love by Melanie Tillman

Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear

What Hindered Love by Melanie Tillman is a beautiful contemporary retelling of the book of Hosea. It is a story of the faithfulness and love of God who will never give up on us nor forsake us.

Life may be hard and we erect walls to protect us. “Let God in… behind those walls.” These walls imprison us. They separate us from living the life that God intended. The walls need to come down.

We look at ourselves and judge us to be unworthy. We foolishly and wrongly believe that God would not want us. “Do you even see me, God?” God sees us and God wants us to know Him.

In our misunderstanding of God’s character, we believe God does not want us. “If she wasn’t even worthy enough to darken the doors of a church, she sincerely doubted God would hear her.” Sometimes others do judge us. Churches are not made up of perfect people, far from it. Churches are made up of imperfect people in need of a Saviour. We must try not to misrepresent God to others. God is a God of love, not an angry father figure pointing the finger and scolding.

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Abigail’s Secret by Marilyn Turk

The Gift

Abigail’s Secret by Marilyn Turk is a charming contemporary Christian mystery suspense that I loved.

The novel concerns the restoration of a light house and the nearby keepers house. The old connects with the new as some surprising artefacts are discovered. This reminds the reader that God can restore our lives. He renovates us from the inside out, blending the best of the old with the new.

God is the light-bearer. Like the light house He warns us of danger if we just keep focused on Him.

The generations are linked down the years by a diary with entries from 1945. A grandmother and her granddaughter share not just a name but life experiences too.

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