It's not common to read a fiction book and find God's truth in it. Carolyn Miller did an excellent job of reminding her readers of God's perfect timing, as well as His unconditional love, in this story of a young lady looking for love. As I my complimentary copy of this book from Kregel Publications,
As I usually do, I did not have one favorite character. I fell in love with several of the characters. The way the author portrayed their love for God and others, despite their own flaws and the aggravating stresses from others, really touched my heart. I even paused a few times to reflect on my own character and visit with God about the desired change in the way I love others.
While I know that these characters are not real persons, the way God's love was reflected in them is a great reminder of how we are instructed in God's word to be in this real world.
The main character, Lady Charlotte, reminded me of my own naivety in my younger days. One man in the story reminded me of an older man in my church who showed God's love and patience in so many ways, even when those around him were not so nice. I was also reminded of the foolishness that many of us find ourselves caught up in looking for love.
I did not want the story to end. I wanted to keep visiting the characters in their daily lives. I will miss Charlotte, William and Lavinia. As far as this being the second book in the series, the story was complete in itself. I have not read Book 1, but am looking forward to grabbing a copy on my annual birthday trip to the bookstore.