His Healing Touch by Autumn Macarthur is a delightfully warm Christian romance. It is the second book in the Sweetapple Falls series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The novel’s main themes are love, loss and grief. Loss and grief can consume and strangle the love out of us if we let them. Living in the past, focusing on our losses is not living the life God intended for us. The past is dead. We need to learn to live again. We need a purpose and we need to trust again.
In our hurt and pain, we may lose sight of God. “Hard to keep believing ‘Jesus Loves Me This I Know’ when real life smacked you in the face.” Life hurts but Jesus is bigger than our hurts. He asks us to love and trust Him. Whatever life throws at us, Jesus promises to walk beside us every step of the way.
Great love permeates the novel. There is a wonderful warm community atmosphere as hearts and homes are thrown open. The church is not just a building the church is carried inside believers wherever we go. “Wherever people worshipped God became a church.”Continue reading