Thursday, August 15, 2013

Book Review: Love Finds A Home

Love Finds A Home. Janette Oke. 1989. Bethany House. 240 pages. [Source: Owned for decades]

This is the third book that focuses solely on Belinda Davis, the surprise baby of Marty and Clark Davis. The novel opens with Belinda still in service as a companion and nurse to Mrs. Stafford-Smyth in Boston. She loves her "Aunt Virgie" and couldn't imagine ever leaving her position. She still misses her family, her old home, in theory; but at the same time she can't imagine going back forever. A third of the way through the book, she goes home and discovers how much she has changed, how much her standards have changed. She is very eager to return to Boston. Mrs. Stafford-Smyth is so relieved to see her again. She'd been anxious the entire six weeks of her vacation to New York. But before things really return "to normal" Aunt Virgie dies. Belinda has inherited the house and a good deal of money. What will she do with her inheritance? Is there a special way she can honor the Lord with it? What would He have her do with it. She doesn't feel led to spend it on herself. That is not her style, not really. 

Half of the novel focuses on Belinda's "what-should-I-do-with-this-money?" dilemma. Towards the end of the novel she meets an old friend from her hometown, a young boy we met in the first Belinda book. It is love at first sight for Belinda, but does he feel the same?

I liked this one well enough. I do love the series as a whole. But I'm not sure I love Belinda as much as some of the other heroines we've met. But still, the book was good.  

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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