The House At The End Of The Moor by Michelle Griep is an absolutely marvellous Christian historical adventure that I just could not put down. It was a thrilling read.
The novel is set on Dartmoor, in Lydford and Bath. I revelled in these locations as I know them all. Dartmoor prison is a foreboding place, rising up out of the moor – my Dad drove us past it when we stayed in Lydford Gorge in autumn 1980. I have visited Bath on many occasions over the years. My familiarity with the landscape helped to bring the novel alive.
There are the main themes of restoration and the presence of God. “I’d never have survived … without God.” Sometimes life is very bleak indeed but without God, it is even worse. When we know God, we can have a hope for the future.
Restoring the years the locusts have taken links with the theme of prodigals returning. Like the prodigal son, we may fear our welcome but there is much rejoicing.Continue reading