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Return To Edisto by Lin Stepp

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.

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Happy Valley by Lin Stepp

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.

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The Interlude by Lin Stepp


The Interlude by Lin Stepp is the most delightful contemporary Christian novel and part of the Smokey mountain series. I loved it.

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.

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Claire At Edisto by Lin Stepp

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.

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