BOOK BY: Susanne Dietze, Shannon McNear, Deborah Raney, Janine Rosche
Christmas is coming and now is the perfect time to read a collection of stories to get readers into the spirit of the season.
This brand new collection of short stories from Barbour Publishing follows a nativity set throughout four generations and through four significant times in history. The talented authors sew the threads together tightly and seamlessly providing the reader with a delightful reading experience.
I enjoyed each story and appreciated the work and research that went in to creating stories set from the end of the 19th century through to present day.
A wonderful book to get readers ready for Christmas.
I received an ecopy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.
BOOK REVIEW: On Wings of Devotion
BOOK BY: Roseanna M. White
As always, Roseanna White delivers an adventurous story that keeps one reading until the early morning hours.
The second book of the Codebreakers series picks up shortly following the end of the first book. Pilot Phillip Camden returns home from the continuing war branded a Black Heart. He’s accused of a crime he didn’t commit, though the way he feels, he deserves the accusations and ousting from society. Nurse Arabella Denler is looking forward to a future of home and hearth with her fiancé, yet nothing prepares her for how her world will collide with the infamous Black Heart, pulling that dream decisively from her.
I’m not sure what it is, but every novel I’ve read by Ms. White starts out slow for me. My attention wanes until about the fourth or fifth chapter. By then, I get pulled into the story and I can’t put it down until I read the last page. This book was no exception. If it seems slow in the beginning, keep at it. You won’t be disappointed.
There’s intrigue, adventure, romance, and a beautiful conversion story all tied together. This was one of the most emotional and transformative conversion stories I’ve ever read. The gospel was clearly presented along with the deep rooted emotional trauma the character experienced. The character in question just couldn’t get any lower and was faced with almost sure death. This is what Christian Fiction is all about – exposing the ugly truth about our hearts and showing the power of God’s forgiveness through the sacrifice of his Son Jesus.
I loved the character of Arabella. She was the epitome of what it means to live your faith.
The way characters from previous novels (Ladies of the Manor Series, Shadows Over England and Codebreakers 1) were woven seamlessly into this story. One doesn’t have to read the previous novels to enjoy this one, but it does make it easier to pick out previous heroes and heroines from earlier times.
I received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.