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.”
One Day List
Love’s Eternal Breath by Naomi Rawlings is the most delightful Christian historical romance. It is the fourth book in the Eagle Harbor series but can be read as a stand-alone. For me, it was wonderful to catch up with familiar faces who feel more like old friends than characters in a book.
The year is 1883, it is a time of innovation in medical procedures. The novel shows the clash between the old and the new practices. Practices that saves lives versus the old order. At times it is like banging ones head against a brick wall as people resist change.
Love’s Eternal Breath shows how we all experience trials and sufferings. We think life as a Christian should be easy but that is not what we are promised – in this world we will have trials but Jesus walks alongside us always. Looking back, we can see God’s hand on our lives. Our trials can be used to glorify God.
What Money Can’t Buy
Love’s Sure Dawn by Naomi Rawlings is another delightful Christian historical romance in the Eagle Harbor series. It is the third book but can be read as a stand-alone. I enjoyed catching up on the fortunes of familiar characters.
The novel focuses on the theme of wealth. Money can be used for good but it is never meant to be a foundation for anything. “You’ll never have this loving family you speak of if you try building a marriage on money.” Money should never be the focus of one’s life.
There is the theme of family. One family has love at its core, another, money. Love has everyone’s interests at heart. The love of money is sure to bring a downfall. “What if he’d been born into a family that cared about helping others more than amassing their own wealth?”