A Snapshot Of War
A Wing And A Prayer by Julie Lessman is a powerful
Christian historical novel that explores love and trust in God in times of war.
It is the first book in the Cousins O’Connor series and what an epic that
promises to be.
The novel takes the reader from 1943 to the end
of the war with locations in America, Britain and mainland Europe. We follow a
plucky young woman who wants to do her bit for the war whilst realising her
dream to fly.
Our upbringing affects the way we conduct our
lives. Gabe, the plucky young heroine was abandoned on the streets as a child
before being adopted. This reminds the reader that no matter what our start in
life, God longs to adopt us into His family.
Lead Us Not Into Temptation
A Gift Like No Other by Julie Lessman is a Christian
historical novel that focuses on a marriage. It is set in 1930’s America where
the roles of husband and wife were different to today.
Gradually women were breaking free from the
role of stay-at-home mum but there were still men who held the belief that a
married woman, and especially one with children should stay at home. “It’s the
thirties… where married women have no business in the workplace.” The
domineering spirit of a husband means resentment builds within a marriage.
The novel explores a marriage where cracks are
appearing. A marriage should be a three way partnership… husband, wife and God.
Prayer is the glue that cements a marriage. Marriage as God intended means we
should love our spouses as Christ loved the church.