Thursday, November 24, 2016

Book Review: "The Cottage"

The Cottage by Michael Phillips is one of his best books yet. The second book in his Secrets of the Shetlands series, it is a fairy tale of sorts. From out of the blue, American Loni Ford has inherited an island off the coast of Scotland and must decide what to do with it. In making her decision, she will learn about duty, destiny, heritage, and community. As she moves into her future, she'll learn to value her past. And of course, she'll have to learn where to turn when others threaten to destroy what she's been summoned to preserve.

As with many of Phillips's books, The Cottage is rich in Scottish history. The Quaker movement plays a significant role as well. Readers will also learn more about George MacDonald and his teachings about the Fatherhood of God.

If you enjoy deeply thought out Christian fiction anchored in history and full of maturing characters, you will want to read the two-book Secrets of the Shetlands series. I thank Bethany House Publishers for sending me a complimentary copy in exchange for this honest review.

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