The Beat Of My Heart
Minding The Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher is an epic Christian historical novel with its dual timeline and its continuation of the story of Mary Coffin and her ancestors.
Once again I was completely engrossed in this second book of the Nantucket Legacy series. Big hearts that see people reigned. Family is important for some, but for others they prefer to try to rule the roost. “She was quite fond of her grudges, nursing them like little pets.” Grudges change us from open hearted to closed fisted and are best avoided.
Life was hard. People died. She “was gone from this earth, yet life carried on as if it were an ordinary day.” We feel that the world should stop turning when a loved one dies, but that is never the case.
Seeking The Shepherd
Phoebe’s Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher is a marvellous Christian historical adventure. It is the first book in the Nantucket Legacy series and what a fabulous series that promises to be.
The novel has two parallel stories, one set in 1658 and the other in 1767. Both have strong women who know what they want. One seeks the will of God. The other is led by her own thoughts and feelings. “An abundance of money seemed to be the answer to all of life’s problems.” Money is never the answer, God is.
The hand of her great grandmother, her story and her wisdom seems to travel down the years. As the truths sink in, the need for God is realised. The epiphany is “This peace. This sense that she was not alone.” This is the peace of God that passes all understanding and is available for all.
Closing The Circle
The Return by Suzanne Woods Fisher is an epic Amish historical romance. It is the third book in the Amish Beginnings series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The Return is set in 1762 and the year is chronicled as the Amish continue to settle themselves in America.
Themes covered include identity, belonging and knowing whose you are. We all need to know and trust God. When we know Him, we can be secure, knowing that we have an anchor for every storm. Knowing our roots is important. “She gave her the history of her people.” We need to know where we come from and where we are going.
The Newcomer by Suzanne Woods Fisher is an Amish historical novel. It is part of the Amish Beginnings series but can be read as a stand-alone. I enjoyed this epic tale.
The novel is set in the eighteenth century and is a tale about journeys – literal journeys and journeys of faith. “He was riddled with doubts.” To have doubts is the beginning of faith – searching for the truth. Questions about faith helps in the journey of growth.
The Newcomer has the theme of searching. A searching deep within the find out who one really is. The tale explores this longing to know not only who we are but whose we are. “Only true self reliance is utter reliance upon God.” Only when we come to the end of ourselves can we really know God as we depend on Him.