Endings And Beginnings
Turning Tide by Melody Carlson is a marvellous
Christian historical novel and part of the Legacy Of Sunset Cove series. It can
be read as a stand-alone but I would recommend reading the previous novels
The action is set in 1917 as America is entering
World War I. I enjoyed catching up with familiar faces. Some characters are
already at the Front, others are draft dodgers and others are excluded from
serving but wish this were not the case. “It’s just hard to stand by and
Women on the home front do what they can to
support the war effort including selling liberty bonds.
The men suffer at the Front. The women suffer
on the home front as they worry about their men. They need to entrust their
worries to God. “It’s better to pray than to worry.” The reader is reminded
that we are to worry about nothing and to pray about everything, only by
trusting God will receive a supernatural peace in spite of circumstances.
Broken Promises by Melody Carlson is a contemporary
Christian novel for young girls aged nine years and above. It is the third book
in the Being Zoey series.
In this series Melody Carlson tackles issues
that are relevant in today’s society. In Broken
Promises she presents the dynamics of female friendships. We have all been
to school and suffered at the hands of other’s hate campaigns, Melody Carlson has
the power in her words to send you flying back through the years, remembering
just how you felt as the victim of others. Melody Carlson presents a realistic
portrayal of the hurt and distress caused.
There is a wonderful two-girl friendship where
the girls encourage, support and look out for each other.
The reader sees the pull of the secular to
tempt us away from church. The reality is that the secular is not as good as it
appears, (isn’t that just like sin, all that glitters is not gold?) whereas
church is amazing, fun and safe.
All That Is Good
Christmas In Winter
Hill by Melody
Carlson is a delightful Christmas book that will leave you smiling. Every year
Melody Carlson releases a Christmas book and I look forward to reading it, and
this year’s offering does not disappoint.
Christmas is a time for love and family but if
you have never had one, it can be hard. One may feel isolated and lonely as it
looks like the whole world is having fun.
Winter Hill is a place of community. A warm
welcome awaits as strangers are taken under its wings. New beginnings are made
easier with a greeting from smiling faces.
Open Hearts And Homes
Surf Smugglers by Melody Carlson is a fantastic
historical romance and the third book in the Legacy Of Sunset Cove series but
can be read as a stand-alone.
I loved returning to familiar faces. The year
is 1917 and the war that was far away overseas has finally caught up with the
American people as the draft is introduced. It is a difficult time waving young
men off to war. The patriotic American spirit is alive for all to see.
There is a strong female camaraderie running
throughout the novel. There are huge hearts who see the plight of others.
Brave, forward thinking modern women are not afraid to rock the status quo.
Family is important. “Family… some we are born
with and some we gather along the way.” What a beautiful image.