His Healing Touch by Autumn Macarthur is a delightfully warm
Christian romance. It is the second book in the Sweetapple Falls series but can
be read as a stand-alone.
The novel’s main themes are love, loss and grief. Loss and
grief can consume and strangle the love out of us if we let them. Living in the
past, focusing on our losses is not living the life God intended for us. The
past is dead. We need to learn to live again. We need a purpose and we need to
In our hurt and pain, we may lose sight of God.
“Hard to keep believing ‘Jesus Loves Me This I Know’ when real life smacked you
in the face.” Life hurts but Jesus is bigger than our hurts. He asks us to love
and trust Him. Whatever life throws at us, Jesus promises to walk beside us
every step of the way.
Great love permeates the novel. There is a
wonderful warm community atmosphere as hearts and homes are thrown open. The
church is not just a building the church is carried inside believers wherever
we go. “Wherever people worshipped God became a church.”
Not Just For Christmas
Together For Christmas by Autumn Macarthur is a delightful
set of four of her books. All the stories are delightful with similar themes
and revealing the heart of God.
A Model Bride
will also touch the reader’s heart –
prompting an examination of one’s personal faith. As the Father’s heart is
revealed within the novel, the reader is journeying too – hopefully towards a
deeper faith and trust in God. It can be read just for surface value, as the
delightful story will leave the reader with a smile on their face and a warm
fuzzy feeling in their heart. Or delve deeper, and strengthen your own personal
faith in God.
Calm And Bright has themes of second chances, choices, trust and
faith in God. It is never too late to choose surrender to God. God can give us
all new beginnings because of His grace.
The Best Christmas Present Ever
Midnight Clear by Autumn Macarthur is the most delightful contemporary Christian romance. It is the third book in the Huckleberry Lake series. It will warm your heart whilst simultaneously tugging at your heartstrings. You will be smiling one minute and wiping tears the next. This story is one of great joy and even greater pain.
The reader is drawn into the story from the start. From teasers we know something truly awful happened but we question what, why and when.
The story is an exploration of grief. Grief will either draw us to or from God. One character presses into God, they “need to lean on God’s support harder than usual for a while.” This character chooses to trust God in the midst of pain. “He trusted the Lord planned for his good, no matter what.”
Life, Love And Laughter
Imperfectly Proverbs 31 by Autumn Macarthur is a delightful Christian romance exploring the themes of faith, forgiveness and the Father. It is the second book in the Huckleberry Lake series.
There are lessons for us all to learn. The world, especially the media puts pressures on us all to be ‘perfect.’ Social media shows a snapshot in time not the reality behind the picture. ‘Perfect’ does not mean ‘without flaws’, it is a myth we are all trying to live up to. God looks at our hearts. We need hearts and lives aligned with His.
People misrepresent God. “Don’t make the mistake of judging God by His people.” Some paint a God who sits in judgement but nothing could be further from the truth. God is love. It is in His nature to love. He doesn’t love because He has too but because He takes delight in us. It is wrong of us to paint God in a bad light and put others off knowing Him.