Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Wonder of Your Love - Beth Wiseman's Newest Book

About the Book:  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?
About the Author: Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series — Plain Perfect, Plain Pursuit, Plain Promise,  Plain Paradise and Plain Proposal.  Her new series–Land of Canaan– debuted in the fall of 2010 with Seek Me With All Your Heart which has been selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Novel of the Year.  She is contracted with Thomas Nelson Publishing and is currently working on her first non-Amish novel due for release in the spring of 2012.  All of her books have held spots on both the CBA (Christian Book Association) bestseller list and the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) bestseller list.
My Thoughts:  This book is a message to readers that we must trust God's wisdom as well as His time-line for our lives, rather than our own.  The Wonder of Your Love is wonderful read for for any Christian who struggles with trust.  I loved how Wiseman unfolded her characters and developed them although I felt as if the book rushed the story line between Martha and Danielle (Katie Ann's Englisher friend and a troubled teen) and it was left somewhat unfinished.  After seeing that this was the second in a series I realized that we may see more from Martha and Danielle in the future.  I give the book 5 stars.  
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze book review bloggers 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

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