Season Of Hope by Alexa Verde is a sweet contemporary Christian romance. It is the third book in the Rios Azules Christmas series but can be read as a stand-alone. I however enjoyed catching up with familiar faces.
Once more Alexa Verde has written a charming tale that amuses, warms and imparts godly wisdom. “Her faith helped her through the worst moments.” Faith is not a crutch but faith sustains us through life. As we build a relationship with God, we know that we will never be alone. Prayer is our hotline to heaven. We can use prayer to thank God as well as to ask for help.
The novel shows how loss consumes us – either by living lives in isolation or by letting the burden of guilt and unforgiveness consume us. Letting the past impact the present is never good. “Sometimes we let our past impact our future way too much.” We need to give our burdens to God and learn to live and trust again.
Searching For A Forever Home
Season Of Joy by Alexa Verde is a wonderful warm contemporary Christian romance. The feelings of love and care just leap from the pages, encompassing the reader.
The novel is about searching – searching to belong, searching for a home, searching for the lost. The reader is reminded that God searches for us with a passion until we come home.
We have all experienced loss. Tied in to loss are feelings of guilt – guilt over what we did or didn’t do. “The feeling of guilt stops us being closer to the Lord.” We need to hand our guilt and burdens to God and receive His forgiveness and love. We need to forgive ourselves.
We all have choices to make. We cannot be responsible for someone else’s choices. We are only responsible for our own.
A Precious Gift
Season Of Miracles by Alexa Verde is a sweet contemporary Christian romance that is perfect for any time of year.
The main theme is that of identity. We need to know who we are in God. Our identity is not to be found in our job or in the eyes of others. Our identity is to be found in being the unique person that God created us to be.
Manipulation of others is always wrong. It is a form of bullying that diminishes a character’s view of themselves. When self worth is rock bottom, we need others to build us up. “Another part of the wall surrounding her heart came down.”
An air of love pervades the story. We always blossom when we are loved. [She] “talks to me and listens to me. She makes me feel important.”
Beyond Borders, Beyond Comprehension,
Heart Unbroken by Alexa Verde is a wonderful contemporary Christian novel about new beginnings and second chances. It is the third book in the Potter’s House series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The novel is gritty and realistic, having its focus on the world of drug abuse. It is a hard world. “In the country of heroin, pain rules. Hope is a rare guest.” Drug addicts need hope and help to get them into rehab.
In the world of the addict, everything takes a back seat. “Her maternal instinct had been overpowered by the overwhelming cravings.” Addicts are always in recovery, never knowing when the next craving will hit. The good news is that everyone can have a fresh start in Jesus. No one is ever too far from His love. “God doesn’t give up on somebody just because that person messed up.” God is always with us. He is just a prayer away. “After all she’d done, would her prayers be heard?” God always hears and answers our prayers.