La Risposta: The Answer by Autumn Macarthur is a wonderful contemporary Christian family novel and a perfect ending to A Tuscan Legacy series. This has been a fabulous series. A collaboration of nine books by different authors, giving individual stories of the characters in an extended family. It has been an absolute delight to read.
The book is warm and welcoming. The mystery running throughout the series is solved. Clues have been peppered throughout all the books. As the family comes together for a wedding so the series has come full circle. It had a familiar feel as I caught up with old friends.
There are themes of truth and lies, faith and forgiveness, foundations and identity – and over it all is the love of God. The novel reminds us to tune into God’s voice and to be obedient. “A stirring very like the voice of God, calling him home. An insistent whisper no longer able to be denied.” We must not ignore God when he speaks.
Receiving The Light
Dolce Vita (Sweet Life) by Autumn Macarthur is a delightful contemporary Christian novel that focuses on forgiveness. It is the eighth book in A Tuscan Legacy series but can be read as a stand-alone.
It is easy to know that we must forgive but actually forgiving may be hard to do. Resisting the urge to forgive will guarantee carrying a burden that was never meant for us. Sometimes we need help to forgive. “It’s not easy for us… all we need is the tiniest seed of willingness… He does the rest.” If we cry out to Jesus, He will help us to forgive. This reminds me of Corrie ten Boom who needed the Lord’s help in order to shake the hand of the former concentration guard who was responsible for her sister Betsie’s death.
Green Wellies, Jeans And Muddy Boots
Invitation To The Ball by Autumn Macarthur is a modern fairytale with a twist that is grounded in God. It is part of the London In Store series.
A delightful tale loosely based on Cinderella with a daughter of the King at heart.
The novella is about becoming who God wants us to be. Real beauty is not manufactured. Real beauty comes from within and with having confidence to know whose we are.
A quick and easy read that will leave the reader smiling.
His Father’s Son by Autumn Macarthur is a sweet contemporary Christian family tale. It is the first book in the Sweetapple Falls series.
There are many godly themes and lessons to be learnt. A major one is forgiveness. “True forgiveness has no limits.” We forgive because we are forgiven. Sometimes we do not live forgiven because we find it hard to forgive ourselves. We all make mistakes but to drown in the ‘what if’s, the guilt and the anger is not healthy. “She’d been angry and fighting for so long.” We were never meant to carry these burdens. We need to give them to God.
We all have a past but “My past isn’t who I am now.” Our past sins are all covered in the grace of God if we will just let Him in.