A Love Most Worthy by Sandra Ardoin is a delightful historical Christian romance set in 1900. It was a time of the gold rush.Miners flocked to the areas to get rich quick. Gold blinded them. True treasure is always found in people and not stuff.
The novel is about discovering our worth. Words spoken over us in the past, either by others or even ourselves do not define us. We need to know who we are in God.
You Will Surely Not
Die by Beth Woods
is a marvellous Christian contemporary novel which I really enjoyed. It had a
totally unique storyline, imagining what life would be like if Adam and Eve had
not died but merely been banished from Eden.
I found the tale very reminiscent of the
television series Highway To Heaven with Michael Landon – characters have
assignments and go where God sends them. God’s messengers interact with
characters, helping in their lives.
There are godly lessons to be learnt. We need
to tune into God, listen to His voice and obey. We can trust His plans for our
We need to tell people about Jesus and then
wait for God to convict them. “I don’t have the ability to save anyone. That is
completely God’s doing.”
Mending Fences by Suzanne Woods Fisher is a delightful contemporary
Amish novel about healing and new beginnings. It is the first book in a new
series, The Deacon’s Family and I cannot wait for the subsequent books.
Broken people are at the heart of
the story. Some are broken due to poor choices, others have been broken and
shaped by childhood. “God does
His best work with messes.” Events have coloured our view of ourselves. We need
others to point out our true worth. “You’re not just a girl on the streets. You’re
a child of God… a pearl of great price.” We need to turn to God and believe
what He tells us. God loves us and His love “wasn’t finite… It was limitless.”
There are some huge hearts for people in the
novel that believe that we all deserve second chances. She saw “troubled people…
as if she could see the diamond inside.” Kindness, patience and even tough love
can all help to transform the troubled soul. Once transformed, hearts want to
pay it forward and help others in need.
The novel shows the destructive power of
addiction. We need help to overcome and there needs to be a desire for change.