Susan Anne Mason's Highest Hopes
The Highest Of Hopes by Susan Anne Mason is a charming Christian historical novel and the second book in the Canadian Crossings series. It can be read as a stand-alone document.
Susan Anne Mason has created a wonderful series of characters that will warm the reader's heart. There are cameos of characters from the first book that add to the sense of familiarity for the reader.
The year is 1919. The leading actress is looking for her father in order to belong and be loved. What she does not realize is that God, her perfect Father, already loves her and has given her a home in Him. The family she is looking for is flawed, she has her own agenda. Our true family is not always in blood relatives but in the arms of those who love us.
The First World War left its scars. Some are physical, some are spiritual. "Nobody really won a war … It ate your soul long after the gunfire faded." The shock of the mussel was only just becoming known and treated. "The horrors in his head were something he might never be able to erase." There are some landmarks that we can never "miss", but we can learn to deal with the effects.
When fear rules life, it is immobilized. Sometimes we just have to "be afraid". We need to manage our fears, especially when they affect the health of others. The reader sees a mother's fear for her daughter if she has a relapse of polio, if she pushes too hard.
The world was on the verge of change. The old order of covenants for wealth and power has been challenged by the younger generation who wanted to marry for love.
Love is the greatest force. We are asked to love, as seen in 1 Corinthians 13. Love has no room for itself. It puts others first. God loves each of us completely as we are His unique masterpieces.
I adore the stories of Susan Anne Mason. They are full of love and caring with divine lessons for all of us.
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