Behind Closed Doors by Catherine Alliott is a marvellous psychological suspense that will have you glued from the start.
Catherine Alliott has created a perfect cast of eclectic characters. The leading lady really brought out the mothering instincts in me – she was kind and caring, recovering from years of domestic abuse.
Catherine Alliott has sensitively portrayed a damaged marriage with the husband and father wielding the psychological power. The fall-out of the abuse has far reaching victims. The reader witnesses how years of abuse have effects that blur the truth and the lies, so deep is the trauma.
We witness a dreadfully tormented soul who is wracked with guilt that is undeserved.
A Wagon Train Weekend by Stephenia H McGee is the most charming dual timeline Christian novel. It is the first book in the Back Inn Time series which promises to be fabulous.
Once again Stephenia McGee has created some wonderful warm characters who will delight the reader. They are realistic with their flaws and hang-ups.
Sometimes in life our parents put pressure on us to be someone we are not. We cannot live out the dreams of another. We need to be the person God created us to be.
Our Heavenly Father is our perfect Father. We can trust Him to take care of us even if we cannot see the way ahead. Wherever we are, whatever we face, God is there with us.
In The High Valley by Susan Coolidge is the second book in the Clover Carr Chronicles. It is equally as enchanting as the previous Carr Family stories.
The circle is closed as we hear about the fortunes and fates of the now grown up Carr children.
Part of the story is set in England, in Devon around the Bideford and Clovelly areas which I am familiar with, having holidayed there as a child. The familiarity with the area meant that I was able to clearly ‘see’ the setting.
Clover by Susan Coolidge is a wonderful children’s historical novel and the first book in the Clover Carr Chronicles. It continues on from where the Carr Family series finished.
Clover is just as enchanting as the previous novels. Clover is the sister down from Katy. She is quieter but just as kind and good hearted.
The book moves from the family home to the mountains as Clover offers to look after her younger sibling who is in ill health, needing the fresh mountain air. Here, we see Clover blossom.