Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Sweet Story of Love and Trust -- The Wonder of Your Love

Beth Wiseman has shared another great story in The Wonder of Your Love, book 2 of her Land of Canaan series.

Katie Ann Stoltzfus is faced with raising her new baby boy as a single mother in the small Amish community of Canaan, Colorado.  Her husband Ivan left her and moved back to Pennsylvania to live with an English woman and was then killed in a car accident, dying before Katie Ann even had the chance to tell him she was finally expecting their first child.  Eli Detweiler, widowed 17 years ago, has raised his six children alone in Middlefield, Ohio.  Since his youngest daughter has now married and all his children are out on their own, he is looking forward to having less responsibility and traveling to places he has never visited before. 

When Eli comes to Canaan for a relative's wedding, family and friends try to play matchmakers with him and Katie Ann.  The two of them become good friends but are certain that nothing more will come of their relationship, as Eli has finished his job of raising children and Katie Ann has only just begun hers.  Eli has always felt that marrying again would somehow betray the love he had for his wife, and Katie Ann is not sure she will ever be able to trust another man.  But neither Eli nor Katie Ann is prepared for fully experiencing the wonder of God's love in their own lives, as well as the lives of those around them.

Beth Wiseman wrote this story with such depth and detail that the characters come alive and seem like friends you would want to sit and visit with.  I'm certainly hoping there is a book 3 yet to come to provide the chance to revisit these special friends in Canaan, Colorado.

This book was provided free from Book Sneeze for my honest review.

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