Sunday, December 4, 2011

Book Review: The Wonder of Your Love

I wanted to publish this on Saturday, December 3, but didn't have internet access. Therefore, my links at the bottom relate to that date. 

The Wonder of Your Love by Beth Wiseman
Publisher's Description:
Settling in to her new life in Canaan, Colorado, Katie Ann Stoltzfus gives birth to a beautiful baby boy.   This child comes to her late in life following the death of her estranged husband.   She resolves to play the role of both father and mother to the child.  Ivan was her one true love and despite his infidelities, she mourns his loss and vows never to trust another man.   But when a meddling--but good hearted--Englisch woman plays matchmaker for Katie Ann and Eli Detweiler who just arrived in Canaan, they both need to restructure their expectations of the future and step onto the new path God is paving for them.

My take:

I found all the characters to be fairly predictable. We've seen them before, there were no real surprises, but, they're still pleasant to read.

The book was sweet and simple--like a nice bowl of chicken soup--which was good because I read it while in bed with bronchitis. I needed a book that warmed my soul.

I didn't feel a strong pull toward any of the characters, but  I enjoyed seeing them find love.

One thing I did find interesting was the addition of more 'modern' items in the Amish households. Plane travel, cell phones and solar panels all played a part in this story. I had wondered how the Amish people were handling change in their communities.

It was also nice to have the bonus of Amish recipes at the end. I'm always on the lookout for healthy, and simple recipes.

This book is part of the Land of Canaan series but can stand alone.

I received a free digital galley from Thomas Nelson. The opinions are mine alone.

Exactly Two Years Ago: My Crazy African Life--What do you know, that cookbook (mentioned near the end) is still at the top of my Christmas list.


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