Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson




I seriously thought that I would be dusting off one of my cookbooks to review for you this week, but instead, this little surprise showed up and it took me on a weekend adventure.

Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson is the story of a young woman, Quenby Vaughn, who is a journalist that has been hired to find a young girl that has been missing for over 70 years. During World War II, Dietmar and Brigitte escaped Germany and found their way to England where they were separated. Each never gave up the hope of finding the other, but after 70 years and many investigators, Dietmar, now Daniel King, has put his final hopes in Quenby. She along with Knight's attorney, Lucas Hough, one of England's most eligible bachelors, discover the story of Brigitte.

Some well-developed themes in the book include God's ability to redeem the past, especially when the past is painful and requires forgiveness on our part. Another is the ability of God to work things out in perfect timing, even when it feels like we've been waiting far too long.

Dobson does a wonderful job of interweaving Brigitte's story with Quenby's. There's no sense of having to get through one part of the book to get to the other, they flow together naturally. Overall, it was a great book, easy read and I highly recommend it, especially if you love historical fictions.

A copy of this book was shared with me by Tyndale House Publishing for the purpose of review. I'm never required to give a positive review but I'm always thankful when I can.

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