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A Quilt For Christmas by Melody Carlson

Absolutely Charming

A Quilt For Christmas by Melody Carlson is an absolutely charming contemporary Christian festive tale that will warm your heart.

Every year I look forward to Melody Carlson’s Christmas offering, they are always beautiful and heart-warming.

All the characters are well drawn and realistic. They are an eclectic mix from a four year old girl to two ladies who are nearly seventy.

Kind hearts gather to make a little girl’s wish for her mother’s Christmas quilt to come true. We see that you are never too old nor too young to learn new skills.

The warm atmosphere has a chill at times as a hurting character has let bitterness invade her heart. Past memories, rather than warming have the opposite effect and freeze a character’s heart. What will it take to thaw that frozen heart?

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Since You’ve Been Gone by Tari Faris

God’s Perfect Timing

Since You’ve Been Gone by Tari Faris is a delightful contemporary Christian novel. It is the third book in the Restoring Heritage series but can be read as a stand-alone.

There is the theme of dreams. We all have them. We need to pursue our own dream and not take on the dreams of others. We need to make our own paths.

Like-wise “she was no longer defined by her past or her father’s choices.” We are defined by who we are in Jesus.

We all have a past. Sometimes we view our shared pasts in a different way to others. We were so involved in our feelings and had a fear of rejection that we fail to see what is staring us in the face.

Friends are important. We all need friends who will support and encourage us.

There are some misunderstandings in life. We see something but fail to interpret it correctly. We judge when we should be loving. My heart broke for a character who as a teen wore make-up to disguise the bruises… and no one saw the hurting teen beneath.

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Point Of Danger by Irene Hannon


Point Of Danger by Irene Hannon is a marvellous Christian crime suspense that had me glued and intrigued from the start. It is the first book in the Triple Threat series which promises to be fantastic.

The characters were wonderfully and realistically drawn. I loved the leading lady with her big heart and gutsy nature. She looked out for others, putting them first. She had a loving, caring relationship with her two sisters. She also looked out for the underdog.

Throughout the novel we ‘hear’ snippets of text from two of the perpetrators. It is up to the reader to see if they can solve the case before the police.

The plotline was intricate and well thought out. I followed all the red herrings that were dropped along the way – again!

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