This book is the first installment of the Shadows Over England series by Roseanna M. White. This was a random purchase maybe close to a year ago now that had been sitting on my shelf. I had stuck a bookmark in it at the first page probably right after I got it. When I was cleaning my shelves and organizing, I thought that meant I had started it so I put it in my stack of books that I needed to finish. I picked up just a few weeks ago to get into and realized I never actually started it. Might as well at that point – already on the couch, sitting down, comfortable…
I’m SO glad I picked it up and read it. It’s a beautifully written book about forgiveness, the Gospel explained and the power of being an example in someone’s life.
I really don’t want to get into too much because I feel like it would honestly ruin the whole story for you if you were to read it and maybe you don’t want a spoiler. 🙂
What I will say is that the principle of the book is all sinners are welcomed by God. Their sins are not bigger than He is and Jesus loves them no matter what. God has the power and desire to change a person’s heart.
In parts of this story, I was moved to tears. It was so beautiful how one person’s example of living can impact someone else and how simply talking about it can get to someone’s heart. That person can ask questions and they can make their own decision to follow by example.
This book prompted me to want more books by White so I’ve ordered the rest of this series and will probably order more books by her eventually. Maybe you will too!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”Jeremiah 29:11