The Old Beach House by Marilyn Turk is a most delightful contemporary Christian novella that will warm your heart and leave you smiling. It is part of the Waves Of Romance Collection.
The old beach house is looking tired but feeling cosy and warm with memories. It needs some tender care and renovation. This reminds the reader that when we feel tired and worn out, we can come to Jesus, rest in His arms and He will love and restore us.
God’s fingerprints are everywhere. “Nobody can watch a sunset and not believe in God.” Sometimes nature is just so awe-inspiring we have to pause and say “Wow! God! Thank you.”
Life is not always fair. As a character climbs the corporate ladder, morality becomes suspect and “power rules their choices.” When one is obsessed with worldly riches, there are often questionable decisions made.
In contrast we see that life at the old beach house is freeing. A character can be who she was created to be in God. Her open, kind-hearted nature is infectious as she reaches out to others.
Wealth and riches have trapped a character who feels lonely, not knowing if people like her for who she is or for the size of her bank account.
I loved the inclusion of a bouncy dog called Tucker. He injected light and life wherever he went, giving unconditional love.
The Old Beach House was such a warm, wonderful read. I adored it.
I received a free copy from the author. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.