Intriguing And Engaging
Slashed Canvas by Liz Tolsma is a compelling Christian historical mystery that intrigued me from the start. It is the eighth book in the Ever After Mysteries but can be read as a stand-alone.
World War I robbed many people of their loved ones. Those who returned were battle scarred, sometimes physically, normally emotionally. The city of Paris refused to see past damaged bodies, leaving war heroes no choice but to take the menial jobs.
Paris was a sanctuary for those fleeing the crumbling Russia of Czar Nicholas II. Lives were traumatized by visions experienced due to circumstances of birth as the people rose up against the nobility.
Precious In His Eyes
A Picture Of Hope by Liz Tolsma is a marvellous Christian historical novel. It is part of the Heroines Of World War II series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The novel is set in occupied France in 1944. The war is turning but the evil acts continue. The leading characters are an American female war correspondent and a French resistance fighter. At a time when trust is in short supply, the pair are thrown together, trusting in the dark.
Both leading characters have hearts to help the vulnerable – in this case it is children with Downs Syndrome who had no worth in the eyes of the Nazis. The leading characters need to navigate their way to neutral Switzerland.
Hearts are swollen with love as the children put their trust in their rescuers. Lives are put on the line. “If not us, then who?” It reminds me of the story of Esther “for such a time as this.”
The Postman’s Lantern by J.C Comerford is a timeless Christmas tale that will warm your heart and leave you smiling.
We witness the need we have for each other. If someone is in trouble, we need to stand together and work together. Together we are stronger.
A father’s love for his children is fierce. There are no lengths he will not go to in order to protect. This is a motif for God, our Father, who comes to our aid when we cry out to Him.
We need to focus on the light. It is the light that will guide us home. Jesus is the Light of the World. We need to keep our focus on Him.
Undercurrent Of Secrets by Rachel Scott McDaniel is a delightful dual timeline novel and part of the Doors To The Past series.
A hundred year old steamboat unites the two time periods which alternate between chapters.
There are the parallel themes of identity, and love for the steamboat and water. In present day the leading characters search for the identity of the lady in half an old photo, known simply as ‘Hattie.’
Our true identity is to be found in our hearts. We are children of the King and we are loved. True love transcends all our circumstances.