Take It Back by Kia Abdullah is a fast paced contemporary crime
thriller that will consume and horrify. Kia Abdullah is a fantastic author
grabbing the reader’s attention from the start. She writes in such a powerful
way that the storyline feels realistic and totally believable.
Set in multicultural London there
are tensions within the local population which escalate during the trial.
Hatred rises to the surface as revenge is sought.
Part of the novel is set in a
courtroom. Here there is the question of trust. Who is telling the truth? Who is lying? How will the jury
Waiting On Love by T.K. Chapin is a contemporary
Christian novel about the power of love.
God’s love is the purest and highest form of
love. He is steadfast, walking besides us through our highs and lows. God can
turn around our worst times for good (Genesis 49) as He sends others to
minister to us in our time of need.
Life does not always turn out as we dream it
will but God is always faithful. Even when we make poor choices, God never
T.K. Chapin is not afraid to tackle relevant issues.
Within the novel there are the themes of alcoholism, adultery and single
parenting. Through it all God never leaves us alone. He is there beside us,
longing for us to return to Him.
In Love And War by Liz Trenow is a powerful novel
showing the futility of war. It was reminiscent of the film Oh What A Lovely
War in that I was reminded of the utter waste of young lives on both sides.
The novel is set six months after the end of
the First World War during a Thomas Cook pilgrimage to the battlefields of
Belgium. Everywhere there is desolation as communities try to rebuild their
At the centre is a core group… an English woman
looking for her husband, an American lady looking for her brother and a German
mother and son looking for her older son. They are united in grief and the
devastation that loss causes. They cling on to the hope that their loved ones
will be found… whilst there are no graves there is always hope as many soldiers
were still wandering, lost in their minds as shell shock took over.
The Greatest Gift
Choose Me by Marion Ueckermann is the most
delightful Christian romance that will warm your heart. It is the fourth book
in the Chapel Cove series but can be read as a stand-alone. I however enjoyed
my return visit to the cove.
Marion Ueckermann writes novels that wrap
around the reader like a cosy dressing gown. Choose Me has some wonderful wholesome characters with huge hearts
bursting with love.
has weighty family issues,
reminding the reader
that every child is
planned by God and come as no surprise to Him, no matter what their earthly
parents think. Parenthood is so much more than just giving birth. Parenthood is
loving and nurturing children to adulthood and beyond.