Love Bears All Things by Beth Wiseman (review by Kristi)

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About the book:  Could God be o­ffering Charlotte a second chance at true love?

Charlo­tte Dolinsky needs time to recover after breaking up with her boyfriend, Ryan. But when a surprise visitor shows up on her doorstep in Texas, she’s forced to put aside her own worries to help her Amish friends in Lancaster County. Soon she is entangled in a web of deception—and this time, she isn’t the only one keeping secrets.

Daniel Byler struggles each day in his Amish community to heal from his fiancée’s betrayal. When he discovers that a member of his family is in danger of being shunned, his pain turns to fear. His only way to help is by partnering with Charlo­tte, a woman he barely knows who has already deceived them all before.

Charlo­tte begins building a friendship with Daniel that she’ll need to lean on when more surprises surface from her past and she once again finds herself torn between two worlds. Will Charlotte’s friends in the Amish community be able to show her the power of redemption and lead her home? And can she help young Jacob realize that God offers second chances at happiness when she isn’t even sure herself?

Paperback, 336 pages                   Published October 11, 2016, by Thomas Nelson

 

My review:  Wow! What a wonderful story Beth Wiseman has written in this book. A story about forgiveness, new beginnings, letting go of the past, and finding oneself. This book was well-written and was a quick and easy read for me.

This book was easy to read. I was hooked from page one and it was nice to catch up with the characters again. I love the fact that Beth writes about characters who have flaws and issues and puts them in situations that aren’t picture perfect. The characters seem so real and so do the circumstances they find themselves in. In this book I found Annie to be a favorite character of mine. Aunt Faye was a quirky character who provided some comedic relief in all the seriousness of the book.

This book was a quick read for me too because it is full of twists and turns. Just when I thought I had everything figured out something would happen that would surprise me and keep me turning those pages as fast as I could.

Fans of Amish fiction are sure to love this book. It is full of realistic characters and has a wonderful storyline. If you are new to this genre this would be a great book to start out with. Even though it’s the second in the series it can easily be read as a standalone or you can grab the first book in the series and read it before this one. Either way, you are sure to love this book.

I was provided a free copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions in this review are mine.

 

About the author:  Beth is the best-selling and award winning author of the Daughters of the Promise series – Plain Perfect, Plain Pursuit, Plain Promise, Plain Paradise, and Plain Proposal. She is contracted with HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Her other series–the Land of Canaan Novels–begins with Seek Me With All Your Heart, then The Wonder of Your Love and now, His Love Endures Forever. Seek Me With All Your Heart is the first Amish fiction book selected as a Women of Faith novel in 2011. Beth has also written three contemporary Christian fiction novels, Need You Now published in 2012 and The House That Love Built in 2013. In The Promise, (2014) Beth jumps way outside the box. This story takes readers far away from Amish Country and small Texas towns to a dangerous place on the other side of the world. Inspired by a true story, Beth believes this is the book she’s been working toward for a long time. 2015 brings Beth back to the Pennsylvania Amish with her new series, Amish Secrets. She is currently working on book #2 following much success with book #1, Her Brother’s Keeper.

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