Friday, March 22, 2013

The House that Love Built

The House that Love Built
Beth Wiseman
(Thomas Nelson)
ISBN: 978-1595548894
April 2013/352 pages/$14.99

Brooke has only loved one man, her late husband. Owen’s rebuilding after a painful divorce. Can a mysterious house bring them together for a second chance at love?

In the charming town of Smithville, Texas, Brooke Holloway is raising two young children on her own, supporting them by running the family hardware store. The last thing on her mind is falling in love. But she’s intrigued when a stranger moves to town and buys the old Hadley mansion. She’s always heard that house holds a secret—maybe even a treasure—and she can’t wait to see inside. When she meets the new owner and they spend time together, she can’t deny the attraction. Could God be giving her another chance at happiness? Or is she betraying her late husband’s memory by even thinking that way?

Owen Saunders bought the Hadley place to spite his cheating ex-wife. She’d always wanted to restore an old house in Smithville. Now he’s going to do it without her. But if anything needs restoration, it is Owen’s heart. Then he meets Brooke and her kids and finds himself tempted by love. Can he bring himself to trust a woman again?

Throw an eccentric uncle into the mix, along with the town’s teenage troublemaker, and even a finicky cat—and one thing becomes clear: God is bringing them all together for a reason.

The official release date is April 2, but it's shipping now from Amazon!


Beth is a Carol Award Winner, Inspirational Readers Choice Winner, INSPY Winner, and the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. All of her books have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) bestseller list and the CBA (Christian Book Association) bestseller list. She grew up in Houston, Texas and now resides in a small town west of Houston with a population of around 300. She lives with her husband, two dogs, two cats, two pot bellied pigs, two chickens and a pygmy goat. Her two grown sons also live in Texas.

Beth has been writing in some capacity for most of her life. She's a former award-winning journalist with eleven honors, including 'First Place News Writing' for The Texas Press Association. However, writing love stories with a spiritual message is where her heart is.

When Beth isn't writing (which is seldom these days) she enjoys traveling, cooking, fishing, reading, or just settling in for a good movie. Her best times are spent with family and friends! Connect with Beth on her website ( and on Facebook (Fans of Beth Wiseman).


Beth Wiseman is well-known for her Amish novels but she is equally talented at writing contemporary non-Amish books as well! The House that Love Built is a charming tale set in small-town Texas, and it may be my favorite of hers! This is more than just a sweet romance. Wiseman has crafted a story that depicts authentic characters grappling with matters of faith and forgiveness in the aftermath of grief and betrayal. Far from gloomy, however, the painful emotions and tender-even awkward-situations are balanced by humorous moments. I especially loved the subplot involving the troubled teenager. Actually, there's nothing I didn't love about this book! I highly recommend it!

I received an advanced copy of this book from Beth Wiseman. 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 love Beth Wiseman's Amish books. I'll have to check to see if my library has this book. Sounds good.