Entertaining Yet Horrifying
The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken is a Christian
historical crime novel that has its base in fact. Angie Dicken has used her
imagination to weave her marvellous tale.
The book surrounds the topic of grave robbing
to serve medical advances. This was rife in the United States and England in
the nineteenth century. The tale is set in 1824. It was a horrific practice
from which the leaders of it became wealthy while the poor did the despicable
acts. The Yellow Lantern is part of
the True Colors Crime series.
There is the theme of trust. Trust does not
come easy when it is the wicked who wield the power.
Scatter The Darkness
My Heart Belongs In Castle Gate Utah by Angie Dicken is a delightful Christian historical romance which I loved.
The action is set in 1910 in the mining town of Castle Gate. There are the themes of prejudice and ignorance towards the immigrants. Even the very young were taught to hate. “I pray that one day we will all see one another for our hearts and not our origins.” God asks us to shine a light in a dark world. “There is no darkness but ignorance.” We are called to “scatter the darkness.”
Mixed marriages were frowned upon. Arranged marriages within communities were common. Marriage alliances for money rather than love were the order of the day.