Diving for Pearls by Melissa Storm

The Greatest Love

Diving For Pearls by Melissa Storm is a fantasy novel about the great love a mother has for her child. A love that can reach across time and space. A love that holds on and does not let go.

Melissa Storm has used her imagination to create this beautiful story. It was different to my usual genre but I enjoyed it.

There are extras when the main story has ended. My favourite was Emily’s story. I thought it was beautifully written and could empathise with the main character who radiated love.

A beautiful offering.

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A Plain Widow by Diane Craver

A Sense Of Community

A Plain Widow by Diane Craver is an Amish romantic mystery and perfect for an afternoon’s read.

There are many themes including that of healing. Healing is not just physical but spiritual and links in with the theme of forgiveness. “I couldn’t heal completely until I forgave.” We forgive because God tells us to. When we forgive we feel better and not bitter.

Secrets have a power to destroy memories as one wonders exactly who was that person who was so secretive? Death may separate us from the truth.

The Amish are a close knit community. The novel shows how they rally around in times of trouble.

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Unplanned by Alana Terry


Unplanned by Alana Terry is a fast paced contemporary Christian suspense which I really enjoyed. At its heart the focus is pro life and recognising that God has His hand on us, even when we are still in the womb.

God, too was at the centre. For some, trusting God is easy. For others, life can intrude. “What was the point in worshipping a God who wouldn’t lift His finger to rescue these precious souls?” God sees us all. He sees us before we are born. His rescue plan may not be ours but no one slips away unnoticed.

The peace of God can descend on those who trust, even in the midst of chaos. God’s peace does not announce itself loudly, but quietly and gently envelopes us, securing us in His arms.

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Because Of You by T.K. Chapin

There’s Always Hope

Because Of You by T.K. Chapin is a wonderful Christian contemporary romance which I really enjoyed. It was a fabulous storyline with a strong Godly message.

Because Of You shows how hard it is to be a military wife, especially when one’s husband is posted overseas. “The sacrifice that is made is never just the soldier. but their families as well.” There is also the presence of hope – hope in God and hope in ones loved ones.

God is a God of new beginnings. We need to trust that He is good. “Even when things seemed impossible, God was good.” God is good all the time no matter what is happening in our lives. “God doesn’t change based on our circumstances.” God always has plans for our lives. Do we trust Him enough to follow His plan and in His timing?

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