I seem to be enthralled with Amish novels as of late. I don’t know if it is their non-tech lives or their close relationship to God, but I find myself reading more and more novels about the Amish way of life. Now, I know these aren’t Autobiographies but the way the stories depict Amish lives very well.
I wasn’t lucky enough to have read the title before “The Wonder of Your Love” but I’m very glad I participated in this current blog tour. And I will certainly go find the first novel in this Land of Canaan series so that I can get a better feel of some of the characters mentioned, like Martha. I believe we learn more about her in Book 1.
Book 2 in the Land of Canaan series, “The Wonder of Your Love” is about Katie and and Eli. Katie Ann is a single Amish mother who lost her unfaithful husband in a car accident. Eli, also a widower, is the father of 6 and not looking for love. The two have a connection that develops further in the story and we find that love sometimes finds us when we aren’t looking for it. Katie Ann must also deal with an enormous surprise when her husband’s mistress pays her a visit. I’m not sure I could deal with the twists and turns in Katie Ann’s life. Her character is a much stonger woman than I am!
About the book:
Katie Ann Stolzfus lives in the small Amish community of Canaan, Colorado. At forty she is widowed and raising her first child. 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 Eli meets Katie Ann there is an instant connection. Yet as strong as the attraction is, they both acknowledge that a romance would never work. 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?
I love the way Beth Wiseman wrote the characters in the “The Wonder of Your Love”. While she depicts the Amish way of life pretty accurately, she also shows us how some have adopted more Englisch ways of life and the use of minor technology. I like feeling that extra connection.
If you haven’t started reading the Land of Canaan series, I recommend you get started!
Beth Wiseman is hailed as a top voice in Amish fiction. She is a Carol-award winner and author of numerous bestsellers including the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. She and her family live in Texas. Connect with her on Twitter @bethwiseman, Facebook, her website, www.bethwiseman.com, and on Amish Living.
“Writing about the Amish lifestyle within fictional love stories has been a wonderful experience,” Beth says. “The Amish and Mennonite contacts I have established in Pennsylvania and Colorado help me to keep the books authentic. An often misunderstood sect of people, it has been a privilege to learn about their ways.”
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “The Wonder of Your Love” as a part of the Litfuse Blog Tour. No monetary compensation was received.
Hi! I’m Crystal Martin, a stay at home mom of 4, living in KY with my high school sweetheart husband of 20+ years. My husband and I are co-bloggers at Cinnamon Hollow where we write about homesteading, travel, beauty, our lives with our kids and pets, fun and free printables as well as the products and services that make our lives just a little bit easier – and a lot more fun!
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