Rapsodia: Rhapsody by Alexa Verde is a delightful and charming contemporary Christian romance. It is book three in the A Tuscan Legacy series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but why would you when the whole series is wonderful?
The main theme is that of loss and a grief that consumes. Life is suspended in time but we need to learn to live and love again after loss. “It’s okay to enjoy good food, to laugh out loud… You don’t have to die inside because [he] died.” We cannot hide our grief but we can learn to live again with the help of others and with God.
Guilt sometimes follows loss. We feel guilty because we lived. “For a moment, she forgot she was supposed to feel guilty.” We are not ‘supposed’ to feel guilty, that is a lie from the enemy. We need to banish those feelings and look to God who longs to take our burdens from us. “You’re trying to find strength inside yourself. You’re looking in the wrong place.”