A Christmas In The Alps by Melody Carlson is a most delightful contemporary Christian festive read. Every year Melody Carlson releases a new Christmas book which I eagerly look forward to and greedily devour.
The setting of Paris followed by the snow-covered Alps warms the reader’s soul. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and perfectly complemented by the crisp cold air outside. Melody Carlson has captured the essence of Christmas in a book.
A character is searching for her inheritance and her history. She discovers that riches turn up in the most unexpected places. As she relentlessly searches, the reader is reminded that God passionately pursues us as He longs to bring us home.
Family rifts and feuds need putting to bed. Life is too short to live with self-erected barriers between us.
Once again Melody Carlson has produced a wonderful festive offering. I love her annual book release that is full of warmth and love.
Delia And The Drifter by Melody Carlson is a marvellous Christian historical novel and the first in the Westward To Home series.
The novel concerns family, inheritance and wealth. Family is more than just blood ties, family is those who love and care for us. Sometimes family casts us off, this is in direct contrast to our heavenly Father who has promised to never leave us nor forsake us.
Inheritance is more than just money. Inheritance is family traits passed down to us such as kindness and character. The richest person is not the one with the biggest bank balance but the one with the kindest heart.
We need to have correct priorities. “There’s more to life than gaining wealth.” Pursuing wealth to the exclusion of all else will often lead to a downfall in a character.
A Winter Wonderland
The Christmas Swap by Melody Carlson is a delightful contemporary festive offering that will leave you smiling.
I always look forward to autumn and the latest Christmas themed book from Melody Carlson. This year’s novel is totally charming and will get you in the mood for cold December days.
Set in a lodge in snow covered mountains, there is a wonderful warm atmosphere. All is cosy and charming. There is an eclectic mix of characters – some with huge, welcoming hearts.
Instruments Of Grace
Taking Chances by Melody Carlson is a perfect contemporary Christian novel for girls aged nine and over. It is the fourth book in the Being Zoey series.
I am considerably older than the target market but am enjoying the series. There are godly lessons for us all to learn, no matter how old we are.
This book focuses on Jesus’ commands to love our enemies, and forgiveness and grace. Eleven year old Zoey faces a girl who bullied her in a previous book and declares “I’m hit with the challenge to love my enemies.” We may find that if we pray for our enemies. It is us who experience a heart change.