Monday, October 03, 2011

Book Review- The Wonder of Your Love

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Katie Ann Stoltzfus is a 40 year-old new mother who has recently been widowed. She has remade her life in Canaan, Colorado. Katie Ann does not want to raise baby Jonas alone. Prior to her husband's death, he had hurt and betrayed her causing her to loose all trust in men.  With the possibilities so low of ever remarrying, Katie Ann wonders what are God's plan for her.

Eli Detweiler has traveled to Canaan to attend a wedding. After his wife's death sixteen years ago and finishing raising their six children, Eli is ready for a vacation. Now that he has no one to take care of, he is finally ready to only take care of himself.

Many people in the community have matched Katie Ann and Eli up. They are quickly attached but have resolved just to stay friends. They are completely opposite. Katie Ann is just starting her parenthood trials, and he has just finished them. A relationship would never work out. As their friendship deepens into something unimaginable, they begin to wonder what God's plan for their lives entails.

I enjoyed the plot to this story. It was interesting to read a love story surrounded by a middle aged couple. The author's repetition of the title throughout the book, kept me engaged. Wiseman created characters that were so real. They had many real emotions that made this story relatable.  This book will bring out so many emotions out of you such as anger, disgust, maybe some tears, hearty laughs, and a final sigh of a good book ending well.   Not being a first time reader of Beth Wiseman,  I was not surprised by this well written Amish story.  Although being the second  book in the A Land of Canaan Series,  The Wonder of Your Love, could be read as a stand alone novel. 

I would recommend this book to all those who enjoy Amish fiction, and all those who enjoy a good Christ-centered book.

I received this book for free from Book Sneeze Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.

You may purchase this book at Amazon or CBD.

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