Me by Autumn Macarthur is a delightful Christian contemporary romance. It
is the third book in the Chapel Cove series but can be read as a stand-alone.
Autumn Macarthur always writes
novels that wrap themselves around the reader with their warm and welcoming
atmosphere. The community seems to reach out from the pages to encompass the
reader. Small town living means everyone pulls together. There are no secrets
just warm welcomes.
Words spoken over us remain. “The memory of being called ugly, of
feeling ugly, and of wanting so badly not to be ugly.” We believe what others
say of us when really we should be listening to what God says. His opinion is
the only one that matters. There are times when the reader’s heart breaks. “A
familiar chorus of put-me-downs echoed in her head.” No matter how old we are,
old hurts remain if we do not deal with them. We need to hand our hurts to God
and live loved. “Believe Jesus really does love me, even if my mom doesn’t.”
Never Too Old
Innamorta by Autumn Macarthur is the most
charming Christian romantic novella. It is the tenth book in A Tuscan Legacy
series which I adore but it can be read as a stand-alone.
No matter how old you are, you can still dream
big. While you still have breath, God’s not finished with you yet. Outside you
may look eighty whilst inside you feel eighteen. You are never too old to
rekindle a love.
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.