Buried Secrets by Rachel J Good

Healing Hearts

Buried Secrets by Rachel J Good is a delightful Amish romance and one that I devoured in just two sittings.

Buried Secrets has many themes including healing. A physical healing and a healing of hearts and spirits.

Linked to the theme of healing is that of fear. Fear can consume us. “Stuck in this prison of terror.” Often “facing her fears was the last thing she wanted to do” but it is necessary for healing. Fear can affect not just our mental state but our physical body too. With love, care and compassion one can face ones fears and conquer them.

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Trying To Fly by Annie Try

Whom To Trust?

Trying To Fly by Annie Try is a contemporary murder mystery and one that had me hooked from the start. Written in the first person, I was immediately drawn into the action. I spent the book participating in the story rather than just reading it.

Childhood traumas can persist into adulthood and rob a person of their well being. Trying To Fly explores the effects that one day in the life of a six year old have on an adult fifty years later. Parents who dismiss what was seen, merely exacerbate the problem in contrast with parents who take the time to listen.

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Her Secret by Shelley Shepard Gray

Counting Your Blessings

Her Secret by Shelley Shepard Gray is an Amish romantic mystery and I really enjoyed it. It is the first book of The Amish Of Hart County which promises to be a cracking series.

Her Secret has many themes including that of secrets. Secrets are never a good idea. They may become burdensome. Secrets need to be brought out into the light and burdens shared. “Even if the truth hurt, it was always better in the end.”

There is the topic of anxiety. Anxiety can ruin our lives. Anxiety can trap us into a prison of our own making. Anxiety links to worry. “It ain’t a good idea to go around worrying about the future.” God tells us to worry about nothing and to pray about everything. Fear is the opposite of faith. “Faith is believing when you don’t have proof.” Faith is handing our fears over to the One who has conquered death.

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Rosie’s Little Cafe On The Riviera by Jennifer Bohnet

A Fun Read

Rosie’s Little Cafe On The Riviera by Jennifer Bohnet is a delightful light hearted and fun contemporary read. Set on the Riviera in the summer, there is a wonderful blend of sea, sun, sand and romance and I loved it.

There are the themes of roots and belonging. Sometimes the past is a scary place to visit but it needs to be laid to rest in order to pursue the rest of one’s life.

Families are made up of all sorts of different members. Sometimes they fall out but ultimately blood ties bind.

There is the topic of grief. Losses are uniquely felt but the empty space at the table always equals pain in one’s heart.

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