Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
From Ireland to Ellis Island, Cara, now in New York, arrives in search of her brother, Eoghan. Cara found work in a candle factory and to her surprise, she also found many friends in the boarding house where she lived . . . and one enemy. The story is a gentle, easy listen, even with the danger that Cara encounters . . . I had never heard of the Fenian Brotherhood before listening to No Safe Harbor. All in all, clean, good book.
I've long had admiration for the Amish, who after I had grown up, settled in our area in Kentucky, gaining the respect of their neighbors. We often stop and buy baskets and other handmade goods from them when we travel back home, and marvel at their craftsmanship. We have always thought of them as brothers and sisters in Christ. This book touched my heart in ways unimaginable. I have often wondered how these humble, hard working people can exist untouched, and unblemished alongside their "English" neighbors, in a world that is so corrupt and full of temptation. As we have driven past their simple houses, with no electric lines going to or from their homes, and no cars parked in their drive ways, I've contemplated it. For you can see their black buggies at Wal-mart sometimes, they must venture out into the "English" world . . . to be in it but not "of" it. Just as all Christians must . . . but the rest of us, at least we THINK we have put on a little armor . . . This book, An Unforgivable Secret, gives us all a deeper look into Amish life . . . and for me, a greater hope that His mercy penetrates deep into all who would call themselves His servants.
Ever questioned God? Ever wondered why? Me, too. So does Captain Shawn Collins, a WWII fighter pilot, just back from Europe, having narrowly escaped death. Just when he is thanking God for miraculously saving his life, he learns that his wife has died, leaving him and his young son, Patrick alone. Dan Walsh is a wonderful author. You won't find any Bible thumping in his books, just a gentle calming faith, one that sustains you throughout the horrifying trials of life. Follow along, listen to Shawn Collins story, and find hope . . .