Friday, April 14, 2017

The Ebb Tide

Book description:  "Sallie Riehl has dreamed of traveling at least once before settling down to join church, so she is thrilled at an unexpected summer opportunity to nanny in Cape May for a well-to-do family. However, saying even a temporary good-bye to Paradise Township means forgoing baptism another year, as well as leaving behind a would-be beau. Yet the weeks in Cape May soon prove unforgettable as Sallie meets a Mennonite young man whose friendship she quickly begins to cherish. Has she been too hasty with her promises, or will she only find what her heart is longing for back home?"

My review:  The ability to write quality fiction is truly a gift from the Lord! Beverly Lewis has certainly been blessed with that gift! I always look forward to reading her books, and this book became one of my favorites from her. I appreciated the subtle yet unmistakable message of following God's will for our lives and not someone else's desires for us. And as parents we have to understand that God's will for our children may look way different than what we had imagined. Sallie had some hard choices to make, and I love that she chose to seek wise counsel. The message also crosses the fence. Give Godly wise counsel when asked and not personal preference. This is a delightful story that just seemed to resonate with me more than others. I received an e-copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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