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.
Calm And Bright by Autumn Macarthur is the most delightful Christmas Christian romance. It is the first book in the Huckleberry Lake series and I cannot wait to read the subsequent books.
There are 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.
Sometimes we conform to the world’s patterns and lose sight of God. We live the wrong dreams. We make the wrong choices. Refocusing on God realigns our priorities with His. His plans are always the best plans.
Prayer works. Prayer should be as natural as breathing. We should be able to pray impromptu prayers.
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.