Gripping And Horrifying
The Scarlet Pen by Jennifer Uhlarik is a fascinating historical Christian novel based on real life crimes. It is part of the True Colors series.
The action is set in 1876 and follows a rather gruesome killing spree of an actual character who seems to be a real Jekyll and Hyde, turning his personality in an instant.
We follow a young lawman with a traumatic past that still haunts his dreams and his life. His mission is to seek out evil and to protect lives.
Our God is a faithful God and He can be trusted. “I know I should trust Your timing, but … I don’t.” Nothing happens that is not within God’s perfect timing.
The Library Fairy And The Book Goblin
Hope Between The Pages by Pepper D Basham is a most delightful Christian dual timeline novel. It is part of the Doors To The Past series.
The novel is about the love of books that has passed down the generations. We hear about the love stories in present day and 1916. Stories fire up the imagination and link us down the years. Blackwells is a family bookshop that “was built on love.”
The action alternates between the two time periods and the voices of a great grandmother and her great granddaughter. The reader travels between America and the Lake District. As an English woman I loved having locations that mentioned Skiddaw, Derwent Water and Scafell Pike as I have holidayed in the area and these places are familiar.
Life in 1916 was still class based even though the world was on the brink of change. For some class held no sway. “It’s important to be seen as a person instead of a position.” Hearts united over a love of books with no thought to class. Others clung to the old order of things.
The Anne Of Green Gables Devotional by Rachel Dodge is the most beautiful book of forty devotions. You do not have to have read Anne Of Green Gables in order to appreciate this book but if you have, you will bring greater understanding and appreciation to the wonderful Anne Of Green Gables books.
Each day has a quote from Anne Of Green Gables as a header, the meaning of which is extrapolated over a couple of pages. Each devotional is full of godly lessons for us all.
Every chapter ends with a personal application and a prayer.
There are also many beautiful illustrations within the book.