Stop Running And Love Harder
Finding Evergreen by Jennifer Rodewald is a powerful contemporary Christian story. It is the third book in the Grace Revealed series but can be read as a stand-alone.
Wow – what to say? Finding Evergreen is a book about love. Not a perfect love but a raw, gritty, love hurts story. It is about a marriage. A marriage of two imperfect people seeking to fulfilment in each other. “Marriage… was supposed to fill a cavern of emptiness.” That is far too much pressure to put on anyone. It is only God who can truly fulfil us.
People meet. They fall in love. Great married and live happily ever after. Right? Wrong. Real life is not a fairy story. Real life is messy. Real life has outside forces that impact on us. Finding Evergreen is a brilliant read about ‘real life’ love. It pulls no punches. It tugs at heartstrings. It messes with heads. Is ‘real love’ really worth the effort?
Looking For God Every Day
Ordinary Snowflakes by Jennifer Rodewald is a delightful Christian festive romance. Set in snow in the weeks leading up to Christmas, it is a wonderful feel-good read that will take up residence in your heart.
There are many themes in Ordinary Snowflakes and all of them revolve around God. God is present every day, everywhere, in all of our lives. “If we can’t see Him in those small everyday things, we won’t be able to understand that He’s right beside us in the moments that cave in our lives.” Too often we cannot see Him, feel abandoned, invisible or even worse “I really felt that God hated me.” God is always there for us. We need to seek Him, focus on Him and trust Him with our lives.
Religion or Relationship?
Reclaimed by Jennifer Rodewald is an amazing read. Only the second novel by this author, but I am sure it will not be long before Jennifer Rodewald is a household name.
Following the death of her father, Suzanna moves into his ranch. She is still mourning the death of her husband Jason two years earlier. Suzanna is afraid to love because to love is to open oneself up to potential loss and pain.
Paul is Suzanna’s nearest neighbour, a mile or so down the road. He views her as an injured puppy who needs healing. He wants to know what in her past has hurt her so badly that she shrinks from company. Suzanna will ‘snap’ out of fear, which doesn’t win her friends easily.