Take It Back by Kia Abdullah

Nail Biting

Take It Back by Kia Abdullah is a fast paced contemporary crime thriller that will consume and horrify. Kia Abdullah is a fantastic author grabbing the reader’s attention from the start. She writes in such a powerful way that the storyline feels realistic and totally believable.

Set in multicultural London there are tensions within the local population which escalate during the trial. Hatred rises to the surface as revenge is sought.

Part of the novel is set in a courtroom. Here there is the question of trust. Who is telling the truth? Who is lying? How will the jury decide?

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Waiting On Love by T.K. Chapin

Faithful God

Waiting On Love by T.K. Chapin is a contemporary Christian novel about the power of love.

God’s love is the purest and highest form of love. He is steadfast, walking besides us through our highs and lows. God can turn around our worst times for good (Genesis 49) as He sends others to minister to us in our time of need.

Life does not always turn out as we dream it will but God is always faithful. Even when we make poor choices, God never leaves us.

T.K. Chapin is not afraid to tackle relevant issues. Within the novel there are the themes of alcoholism, adultery and single parenting. Through it all God never leaves us alone. He is there beside us, longing for us to return to Him.

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In Love And War by Liz Trenow

Intersecting Lives

In Love And War by Liz Trenow is a powerful novel showing the futility of war. It was reminiscent of the film Oh What A Lovely War in that I was reminded of the utter waste of young lives on both sides.

The novel is set six months after the end of the First World War during a Thomas Cook pilgrimage to the battlefields of Belgium. Everywhere there is desolation as communities try to rebuild their lives.

At the centre is a core group… an English woman looking for her husband, an American lady looking for her brother and a German mother and son looking for her older son. They are united in grief and the devastation that loss causes. They cling on to the hope that their loved ones will be found… whilst there are no graves there is always hope as many soldiers were still wandering, lost in their minds as shell shock took over.

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Choose Me by Marion Ueckermann

The Greatest Gift

Choose Me by Marion Ueckermann is the most delightful Christian romance that will warm your heart. It is the fourth book in the Chapel Cove series but can be read as a stand-alone. I however enjoyed my return visit to the cove.

Marion Ueckermann writes novels that wrap around the reader like a cosy dressing gown. Choose Me has some wonderful wholesome characters with huge hearts bursting with love.


The novel has weighty family issues, reminding the reader that every child is planned by God and come as no surprise to Him, no matter what their earthly parents think. Parenthood is so much more than just giving birth. Parenthood is loving and nurturing children to adulthood and beyond.

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