Tomorrow’s Shining Dream by Naomi Rawlings is a most delightful Christian historical novel. It is part of the Texas Promise series but can be read as a stand-alone.
I enjoyed meeting up with some familiar faces. Naomi Rawlings draws some wonderful, warm characters. The leading two had some charming verbal exchanges. The reader witnesses the chemistry bouncing off them. There were some highly amusing moments as the leading lady is accident prone.
The main themes were forgiveness, guilt and grace. We all make mistakes that we need to learn from and not drown in a sea of guilt. “God forgives… you don’t have to spend the rest of your life paying for one mistake.” God meant for us to live in freedom. When He says “forgiven”, we need to believe Him.
Likewise we must forgive others. To fail to do so merely shackles us to a moment in time. Who are we to think we can elevate ourselves above God’s word? He tells us to forgive and we must do it.
A Three Strand Chord
Tomorrow’s First Light by Naomi Rawlings is a delightful Christian
historical romance set in 1885. It is the first book in the Texas Promise
series and what a warm and wonderful series that promises to be.
A main theme is taking care of
widows and orphans. Hearts and homes are opened to a family of nine siblings as
a rancher gets more than he bargains for with his mail order bride.
God is with us in the good and
the bad times. He is with us even when we cannot see or feel Him. God walks
alongside us at all times in life.
It is life not God that deals us blows. “Was she doing something wrong? Was that why God never answered her
prayers?”God is faithful. He always answers our prayers in His time
and in His way.
Love’s Bright Tomorrow by Naomi Rawlings is a delightful Christian historical adventure. It is the sixth and final book in the Eagle Harbor series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The novel is about dreams. There is the big American dream where poor immigrants believed America was the land of riches and dreams. The reality was often very different. There are individual dreams and there is the dream of God for each and every one of us. If God gives you a dream, pursue it and hearken to His voice.
Sometimes life intervenes and our dreams die. “He’d lost more than just his pa… he’d lost his dreams.” The loss of our loved ones may consume us, keeping us locked into a moment in time.
Love’s Winter Hope by Naomi Rawlings is a delightful historical romance. It is book five in the fabulous Eagle Harbor series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The novel deals with many themes including that of restoration. Restoration happens not only in buildings but in people too. God can restore the years the locusts have eaten. Buildings and people need firm foundations. We need to build our lives on Jesus.
The novel explores treasure. Where our treasure is, there is our heart. Treasure is not to be found in things but people – relationships. We need to build up treasure that will last. “She’d have put more effort into the things that truly mattered.” A crisis has a way of focusing our attention.
Money is important. It brings choice. When money is our focus, we have our values wrong. “I was so focused on the size of our savings.”