It was a treat to immerse myself in Arcadia Valley recently with Comer’s excellent and thought-provoking writing. This is the second novel in the Garden Grown Romance series, though it could be read on its own as well.
I particularly enjoyed that Comer took on the challenge of writing about divorce and remarriage from a Christian viewpoint. Due to my own experiences, I wanted so much to walk through Alaina and Cameron’s growing relationship and their struggle with what an imperfect background means for a couple striving to do life God’s way. It was well-handled as a serious issue not to be glossed over, and felt very real but not too heavy a load for the plot to carry.
Meanwhile, there were Cameron’s very active twin boys. I loved them so much! Like my own boys, they came across as full of energy, needing to be valued by the adults around them, and capable of great love in return. Comer always has the ability to make me love the children in her stories!
This book is definitely a great read you shouldn’t miss. You can also check out more of Arcadia Valley with other authors writing in this great setting – I’ve started Elizabeth Maddrey’s series and it’s a good one too!
Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.
Galatians 6:7-8 NLT
Who or what am I living to please? How does that impact my choices and words every day?
It really should be that simple, shouldn’t it? A life of helping everyone out, so no one is in trouble. But we need God’s love and strength to keep us from following the natural desire to think only of ourselves…
Felicia seems to fit with this post about celebrating being a geek. May you be flattered, Felicia, and not annoyed!
Now to the reason for this post: I just had a delivery of a convertible notebook, and on the agenda later is picking up a tablet waiting at the post office. Thank you, Amazon.ca, for making this more affordable!
I’ll have to distract myself with schoolwork and non-computer tasks because I promised the oldest boy he could help set up the new tech. Like mother like son… 🙂
Let this be our goal and our driving force today!
(Image from YouVersion app)
Book Three of the Christmas in Montana series was so good! I enjoyed seeing another Miss Snowflake competition come together, this time told through Heather and Levi’s behind-the-scenes experiences. Their shared time also included caring for Levi’s niece Shelby, who stole the spotlight every time she appeared. Loved her!
Other highlights of the tale (in random order to avoid spoilers): the symphony, brownies (yum!), a fancy restaurant, and two adorable Chinese girls!
Check out the entire series and enjoy all the excitement in Helena, Montana!
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