The Widow Of Saunders Creek by Tracey Bateman was unexpected and different in several ways to me. First off, the title. To be honest, the title was rather unappealing to me. It sounded like it was going to be a cheesy romance novel based on the title. However, I decided to give it a chance even with the less than appealing title, and it proved to be a wonderful book, and not a cheesy romance novel at all. Corrie Saunders has just lost her husband, Jarrod, in the war in Iraq. She is struggling with her feelings and grief and decides to continue their plans to restore his grandparent's old home in Saunders Creek. While there, she has experiences that lead her to believe that her dead husband is communicating with her from beyond the grave. However, Jarrod's cousin, Eli, who is restoring the home, doesn't believe in ghosts. This novel sensitively deals with spirits and ghosts from a Christian perspective and is very refreshing and different from anything I've ever read. …
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Song Of The Brokenhearted by Sheila Walsh is an inspiring novel that you will find hard to put down. Ava is a woman who has the "perfect" life - financially well off, a good position in her church, great kids. But one day it all comes tumbling down as her world falls apart around her, and suddenly she is the one in need of prayer. Not only that, she's forced to go back to confront issues she's kept hidden from her childhood. This book details how quickly our "perfect" lives can be turned upside down without a moment's notice and how we have to trust God with our circumstances in good times and in bad times. I loved the message behind the storyline about having faith whether our lives are going well or not, and how God can make us better through difficult circumstances. I received a copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.