Love’s Autumn Harvest by Patricia Lee is an absolutely charming contemporary Christian novel about friendship and second chances. It is part of the Mended Hearts series.
I loved the fact that the lead characters were in their fifties and not the first flush of youth. Patricia Lee has constructed a beautiful tale around a widow and a widower who are neighbours. They have parallel lives as both are trying to recover from the loss of their spouses.
No matter how old our children get, we will still drop everything for them and for our grandchildren. Eily’s life revolves around her family and her church. She spreads love and kindness wherever she goes.
Sometimes within families rifts develop. The reader sees the huge chasm that opened up following loss. The years have not bridged the hurt. The past must be faced and the hurts healed.
A Gift From God
An Anchor On Her Heart by Patricia Lee is a most delightful contemporary Christian novel about love, friendship and our faithful God. It is the first book in the Mended Hearts series and I cannot wait to read the subsequent books.
The novel concerns the sea and a community. The sea is wild and untamed. There will be times when a rescue is needed. This reminds the reader that God rescues us from our situations. We just need to cry out to Him.
Sometimes God is quiet. “She implored heaven to hear her cry… God remained silent.” We must never equate silence with absence. God hears our cries and He always moves on our behalf but not always in the ways we expect.
As parents we long to keep our children safe. As they grow older it is not always possible but we can entrust them into God’s hands and cover them with prayer. “From your lips to God’s ears.”