Love By The Numbers by Laura V Hilton is a charming Amish romance. It is a light-hearted read but has themes grounded in God.
The reader is enthralled by the two leading characters who are delightful. Both are running from their pasts. “What if the future Gott has planned for you is hiding behind your worst failure… or greatest fear?” We need to face our pasts, failures and fears. Whatever we have done, the blood of Jesus covers it all.
Grace is available for all. “Why expect Gott to help her when she didn’t meet with His approval?” We need to stop projecting our thoughts and feelings onto God. He says we are loved and we need to believe it and live loved.
Gott Will Provide
The Christmas Admirer by Laura V Hilton is the most delightful Amish romance. There is a wonderful warm atmosphere that envelopes the reader. With snow falling and delicious food cooking, the reader can really ‘feel’ at home.
The novel is about trusting God. At times life seems hard but we need to lift our eyes from our circumstances and look to God. “Determined to praise Gott in the midst of circumstances rather than focus on the negative.” We have a choice to choose to trust God.
Trusting God means we do not need to worry. “Worry ends where faith in Gott begins.” Whatever happens, God has got our back.
People have doubts. Doubt is not the opposite of faith. Doubt can actually help our faith to grow as we question and choose to trust God. Doubt can “stretch his [our] faith.”
Feel Good Tales
Springs Of Love is a collection of three delightful tales that will warm the reader’s heart and make them feel good.
The Kissing Bridge by Laura V Hilton is a delightful start to this Amish trio. With themes of faith, trust and God’s plans, the reader is in for a real treat. “We are not saved by joining the Amish church… we’re saved by faith.” Buildings don’t save people, only God does that. Seeking Him first and listening for His voice are the best way to live life. There is the difficult topic of violence due to anger issues. The tale is covered by love – both human and divine. A wonderful read.
Time To Heal
Amish Wanderer by Laura V Hilton is a contemporary Amish romance and I really enjoyed it.
The novel has God at the centre. God loves each and every one of us with an everlasting love but there are times when we cannot see Him. “Silence. Gott where are you? Nothing.” God’s silence never equates with His absence. God longs to have a relationship with us all. Sometimes we wrongly disqualify ourselves. “Gott didn’t listen to her. Didn’t hear her. Didn’t care.” We think we have to be ‘good enough’ and we forget about grace but “Gott has never left you.” God does care and God does see and God does hear.
The story shows how relationships are built between us and God and each other. Relationships may be complicated but God just wants us to have faith and trust Him.