Monday, June 18, 2012

Time and Again: Charlotte of Miles Station By Deborah Heal

When Abby agrees to become a tutor and companion to 11 year old Merrideth for the summer, they both learn more than what text books could teach them.
Stuck in the middle of nowhere, Abby has a tough job ahead of her because Merrideth doesn’t want her help nor her company. Merrideth appears to be lazy and a bit spoiled but as Abby gets to know her better she finds Merrideth is really just an unhappy girl; unhappy that her parents are divorced, that her mom works all the time and never has time for her. 
Together they find a program on Merrideth’s computer that lets them take a virtual tour of the house they are living in. But it’s more than a virtual tour, they find themselves drawn into the life of Charlotte Miles, who lived in the same house 160 years earlier! 
They investigate the neighborhood and do research at the library to find out if what they are seeing on the computer is true. During this time they meet some interesting people and make some new friends.
When something happens to Charlotte, Merrideth becomes upset and questions God. She feels, just as in her life, God controls us like puppets for his amusement.  Abby goes back in the program and by changing views, she shows Merrideth what is happening from a different perspective. She can show Merrideth that things happen for a reason. Just as God can see everything, Merrideth could see how God was really protecting Charlotte.   
I enjoyed this story even though it never quite grabbed me. It moved along at an even pace and I learn somethings along the way. It has a great message without being preachy. I think it would be great for younger readers.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him.” Romans 8:28

I was provided a copy of the book for review.

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