Friday, September 23, 2011

The Wonder of Your Love

The Wonder of Your Love
Beth Wiseman
(Thomas Nelson)
ISBN: 978-1595548863
September, 2011/304 pages/$15.99

Katie Ann lost the love of her life. Then God offers her a new beginning in Colorado.

Katie Ann Stolzfus lives in the small Amish community of Canaan, Colorado. At forty she is widowed and raising her first child. But baby Jonas will never know his father, and Katie Ann wonders if her Heavenly Father hasn't forgotten about her as well. Is it really God's plan for her to be a single parent?

Eli Detweiler has come to Canaan for a wedding and a long vacation. Having raised six children following the death of his young wife, Eli is finally an empty-nester. He's enjoying the slower pace of having no one to care for but himself.

When Katie Ann and Eli meet, there is an instant connection. Yet as strong as the attraction is, they both acknowledge that a romance would never work. He is done parenting, while she has just begun.

But as their friendship slowly blossoms into feelings that are as frightening as they are intoxicating, Katie Ann and Eli question if the plans they made for themselves are in line with God's plans.

Can Katie Ann entrust her heart to another man, and rediscover the wonder of God's love?

Beth Wiseman is hailed as a top voice in Amish fiction. She is the author of numerous bestsellers including the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. She and her family live in Texas.

Beth Wiseman is a relatively new voice in Christian and Amish fiction, releasing her first book just a few years ago, but she has quickly become a best-selling, award-winning author, and with books such as The Wonder of Your Love, it's easy to see why. This is a sweet story which depicts Katie and Eli both struggling to reconcile their circumstances and desires with God's plans. Colorado is a new setting for an Amish story, but there is a small Amish community there. In addition to the story of Kate and Eli, I enjoyed the much-loved character of Martha, Katie Ann's Englisch friend and surrogate mother. She is a feisty thing and adds quite a bit of spice to the story! If you enjoy Amish fiction, you'll enjoy curling up with this book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from BookSneeze/Thomas Nelson as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Cathy said...

I just reviewed this book earlier this week. I agree Beth Wiseman is very good with the Amish story. Martha was such a fun character...very unique!