Monday, September 19, 2011

The Wonder of Your Love

Just finished reading best selling author, Beth Wiseman's newest book The Wonder of Your Love. I enjoy reading books about the Amish community. Something about their simple, uncomplicated lifestyle is so appealing.

The Wonder of Your Love is a sweet love story about forgiveness and moving on. It is not your usual Amish fiction story. The secondary characters aren't what one expects to find when delving into a book about present day people living as though they were the 1800's. This twist added to the stories intrigue.

I enjoyed the book and am glad I had the opportunity to read it. I would recommend it to anyone that is a fan of Amish fiction.

Publishers description:

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?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Buried Truth by Dana Mentink

Just finished reading Buried Truth by Dana Mentink. Considering the fact I am a fan of historical romance this Love Inspired Suspense was a bit outside the box for me. I loved it. Dana Mentink is an incredible writer. From page one I was transported from my quite couch at home in the Ozarks to the hills of South Dakota. Her three dimensional characters were so real I was drawn to them from the start. The twist and turns of their journey were unpredictable (good, good thing when you’re talking fiction romance) leading them to save the day as well as learn to forgive and heal.

As a pre-published author I’m learning more and more about ‘rules’ and ‘how it’s done’. As a reader and a student of the art I knew right away I was reading the work of a professional. Buried Truth was the first book of Dana’s I’ve read but not the last. Readers are in good hands with this multi-published writer. The edge of your seat excitement came to a satisfactory conclusion that left me wishing there were more pages to turn.

From the back of the book:


A note, impaled by a knife on Bill Cloudman’s door, tells the former tribal agent a murderer has escaped. The vicious madman who murdered Bill’s partner – and cost Bill the community’s trust and his job – is on the loose in the South Dakota badlands again. Bill vows to put him behind bars once and for all. But when the woman he loved and lost returns to Eagle Rock reservation as a newspaper reporter determined to restore her own reputation with the story, Bill has to protect her…and his guarded heart.

Dana Mentink has graciously offered to give away a signed copy to one lucky winner. Just leave a message with your email address to be entered.

Message from Dana:

Jamie, thank you for the kind review! I do hope your readers will enjoy the book. Good job on your blog! Dana Mentink

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