Keep Calm And Drink Tea
The War Girls by Rosie James is a fabulous historical novel that will entertain from the start.
The novel opens in rural Somerset before moving to Bristol during World War II. It is factually grounded as we hear about the heavy bombing during the Blitz.
There is a much admired bulldog spirit and resolve with characters drinking tea and carrying on no matter what Hitler threw at them.
We witness the value of old and new friendships as characters open their homes and hearts to strangers. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming as people pull together. There is a wonderful community feel.
The Way Of The Brave by Susan May Warren is a Christian contemporary suspense that will have you on the edge of your seat. It is the first book in the Global Search And Rescue series which promises to be fantastic.
The central theme is that of rescue. There are actual rescues which are mirrored by God who wants to rescue us from a life of disconnection from Him. The effects of our pasts may pull us away from God as we deal with our anger and hurt. God may even seem absent. “She wasn’t sure God was even listening to her anymore.” God hears and God sees. God is present whether we feel Him or not. In our anger and our pain, God longs for us to turn to Him and let Him relieve us of our burdens.
The evil one wants to distract us from God’s love. “Evil wants to shut you down. Shame you.” The enemy tells us we are no good. We are unworthy. We need to drown out his voice with the love of God.
God is love. His character is love. We must always remember this in the bad times. God will never abandon us. “God didn’t base His actions… on what she thought of herself.” Our feelings and emotions are unreliable gauges. We need to trust in the character of God.
Doing God’s Will by Esther James is a nonfiction Christian book revealing the heart of God for His daughter.
It is an honest account of the author’s life as she shows the faithfulness of God. We do not come to God when we are perfect, we come to Him just as we are and He transforms us. No matter what our past looks like, God can and does redeem us.
The book is full of godly wisdom and advice. Esther James backs up her words with much scripture.
See The Dales Come To Life
Tales Out Of School by Gervase Phinn is a delightful contemporary tale and the second book in the Top Of The Dale series.
It is wonderful to continue following the characters we met in book one. Gervase Phinn perfectly captures the mannerisms and speech of the wide range of characters found within a Dales village.
Dales folk speak plainly. This creates moments of hilarity especially from the children with their vast knowledge of all things farm animal and especially sheep. I did laugh out loud on many occasions.