Archive | 30th April 2021

The Night Train To Berlin by Melanie Hudson

And All Shall Be Well

The Night Train To Berlin by Melanie Hudson is a beautiful dual time-line love story that will lodge deep in your heart.

The stories are set in 1944 and present day. There were parallels in the two time periods between the two couples who meet on a night train to Cornwall. The two females are linked by a friendship thread from 1944. The chapters alternate the action as present day is aiming to recreate the war period. It is romanticized. The reader hears about the true horrors of war as we follow a war artist from Britain to mainland Europe.

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Desire Of My Heart by Heidi Gray McGill

Trust God

Desire Of My Heart by Heidi Gray McGill is a delightful Christian historical novel fully grounded in God. It is the first book in the Shumard Oak Bend series.

The novel is about trusting God and waiting on His perfect timing. “He’s [God] never late, we’re just impatient.” As we journey through life we desire things NOW but it is only in the waiting that we are learning and growing.

When life seems uncertain we can always trust God. He has perfect plans for our lives. He knows just what we need and when. “She cried out to God… She knew He heard her, but His response seemed silent.” In God’s silence he is still active.

Prayers are communing with God. We need to be sure to remember to be silent and to listen for His answers. We ‘hear’ Him in our hearts. Sometimes we do not know what to pray but God hears the longings of our hearts. “God hears our prayers even when we aren’t able to voice them.”

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