The Legacy She Left
Scrumptious Independence by Melissa Wardwell is a totally charming contemporary Christian novel. It is the second book in the Merriweather Island series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The novel is about a search to belong and to be loved. The leading character feels rejected by her family. She projects this rejection on to her view of God, believing she will never be ‘good enough’ for Him. She has forgotten about the gift of grace. God says she is loved by Him. She needs to believe she is who God says she is.
We also witness a journey through loss as a beloved Grandmother has died (before the novel began). A character feels adrift following this loss of unconditional love. Her anchor is gone. But she has another anchor to whom she can cling, and His name is Jesus.
When loss consumes our life, we may take our eyes off God. “I put God on the back-burner.” God never wants us to journey through our pain alone. He longs to partner with us through life.
The Lord Is With You, Mighty Warrior
I Know The Plans by Melissa Wardwell is the most delightful Christian novel that will warm your heart and ignite your soul. It is the third book in the Promises From Above series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The novel is such a wonderful read about the faithfulness of God and how we can trust His plan for our lives. “God knew what He was doing, even if she didn’t.” Sometimes life makes no sense even with God, we just have to trust that He is in control in spite of what our eyes tell us.
Life can be hard. We wonder if God cares or sees us. “Praying was the last thing on her mind. She wasn’t sure God even heard her prayers.” God hears every prayer and “God will give you the strength you need.” We need to cling on to God and trust that He will give us just enough light to see the next step. We do not need to see the whole staircase, we need to trust that God will guide us.
A Spring Of Weddings has two delightful stories one by Toni Shiloh and one by Melissa Wardwell. They have similar themes but both are unique and wonderful warm reads that will speak to your heart.
A Proxy Wedding by Toni Shiloh was the most delightful contemporary Christian romance. Such a sweet story with characters that warmed my heart.
God was very much a focus. He could be seen in nature. Toni Shiloh’s delightful descriptions gave me a ‘view’ of this landscape. Prayers to Him were very much a part of everyday life.