There's been more sewing and relaxing this summer than reading, but here's another book review. Several of Mrs. Hill's books are set during war times. It's interesting to see the sacrifices people made. Women gathered to sew, roll bandages (?) and share news. I can imagine it being a lonely, anxious time, as it may be with many families now.
The Search (Hill, G. L., 1919) is one of those stories. John is a soldier, and his childhood friend Ruth waits patiently for his return. During this time, she becomes friends with his mother, while he deals with another person from their childhood.
After a miserable trip, finally arriving in France, John found the Salvation Army hut and enjoyed doughnuts and hot chocolate.
There are several challenging verses mentioned, mostly about forgiveness:
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13 NIV
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with your whole heart. Jeremiah 29:13 NIV
Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave you gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother, then come and offer your gift. Matt 5:23-24 NIV