The Rest Is Just Gravy
Return To Edisto by Lin Stepp is a delightful,
heart-warming contemporary Christian novel. It is the second book in the Edisto
Trilogy but can be read as a stand-alone.
The reader immediately feels at home with the
characters in the novel. We can sense the chemistry between the two lead
characters and there is a wonderful feeling of community. Edisto is the place
where everyone knows your name, and love and care are the order of the day.
Your private business is in the public domain but it is a small price to pay in
exchange for the community spirit.
“The island is a good place for healing.”
Edisto, with its small town charm, spreads a blanket of love and compassion
over the hurting.
Sometimes life pulls us away from God. “You
might be mad at Him right now… but it’s you that’s distanced yourself from Him.”
We sometimes transfer our feelings about others onto God. “Don’t be assigning
blame to God for things He didn’t do.” God’s character is love. He will never hurt or reject us. He is with us
in the good and the bad times, we just need to seek Him. “It’s never too late
to come back to God.” No matter where we’ve been, no matter what we’ve done, we
will never be out of reach of the Father’s arms.
A Warm Welcome For All
Happy Valley by Lin Stepp is a delightful
contemporary Christian novel. It is part of the Mountain Home series but can be
read as a stand-alone.
I always adore Lin Stepp’s novels as they wrap
around me like a cosy blanket on a cold day. The characters are kind and
caring, wholesome with huge hearts that are community minded.
The reader sees how important it is not to
judge by appearances. The Lord looks at the heart. We, too, should be more
concerned with the state of our heart than the condition of our clothes.
Within the novel there is a character running
from their past. Secrets are kept and hearts locked up in order to stay safe.
As a chink of light shines into a heart, a character has to decide whether to
open up and be vulnerable or to continue to carry the burden of the past and
risk future happiness.
The Interlude by Lin Stepp is the most delightful
contemporary Christian novel and part of the Smokey mountain series. I loved
The Interlude is a book that you do not so much
read as experience. I longed to jump inside its pages. With full descriptions
Lin Stepp paints pictures of both landscape and characters enabling the reader
to ‘walk’ through the novel.
The characters were wonderfully drawn with
realistic flaws and hang ups. They are warm and welcoming, opening their arms
to encompass the reader. We travel alongside them as their companion.
Do Your Best And Trust God For The Rest
Claire At Edisto by Lin Stepp is the most delightful and heart-warming
Christian tale that will leave you smiling. It is the first book in the Edisto
trilogy and I cannot wait for the next two books.
This is a beautiful family novel
that deals with loss – a sudden loss that leaves a young widow with two
daughters aged five and nine. These young girls are wise beyond their years. “Don’t
cry to say goodbye to Daddy’s grave. He’s not there anymore.” Their faith is
infectious and catching.
There is a refreshing and at
times humorous honesty from the girls. They speak what is on their hearts. Lin
Stepp has perfectly captured their innocence in her portrayal. I adored their
interactions with the world around them.