The Neighborly Thing by Wanda Brunstetter is a charming contemporary Christian novel and part of A Heart Warming Romance Collection. It is the second book in the Washington series.
Over the whole novel there is an atmosphere of love and care. One of the characters repairs dolls for a living. This reminds the reader that when we are broken and hurting, God tenderly bends down and heals us if we let him.
Some people who go to church misrepresent God. They are like the Pharisees who liked to be seen to be being religious but the behaviour in private was a different matter. Going to church will not make you a Christian. It is a relationship with God that is important.
Clowning Around by Wanda E Brunstetter is a wonderful, warm contemporary Christian novel that will have you chuckling throughout. It follows on from Talking For Two and is part of A Heart Warming Romance Collection.
We met Lois in the previous book but now she knows God, she is a new creation. Her heart of stone is gone as she walks her life in tandem with His.
A character hides their emotions behind humour to protect themselves from hurt. The past is having a huge effect on the present and it needs to be faced. We must be real. The world does not need to see an imitation of ourselves.
Talking For Two by Wanda E Brunstetter is a delightful contemporary Christian novel that warmed my soul. It is the third book in the Washington series and also part of A Heart Warming Romance Collection.
The tone is light-hearted and highly amusing at times. The book revolves around the theme of voice – a characters stutters unless she is operating a ventriloquist dummy. We all need to find our voices, if we cannot do it in our strength we can lean on God and do it in His.
Trust is a major theme. We need to trust God because He will never let us down. We need to believe the words He speaks over us and not the words we hear in our heads that put us down.
Escaping The Past
The Hope Jar by Wanda E Brunstetter is the most delightful Amish novel and the first book in The Prayer Jar series. I cannot wait for subsequent books.
The novel shows the dilemma for the young Amish – they wonder if the Englisch way of life is better. Rumschpringe is a trying time for both parents and youngsters.
How far would you go to escape your life? How many lies would you tell? What happens if you build your new life on a foundation of lies?
There is an awakening to God in the novel. He seemed so far away. Sometimes we feel unworthy of God’s love but His grace covers us all. A series of divine appointments can light a fire in our soul.