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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Book Review-'Seek Me with all your Heart' by Beth Wiseman

I had the pleasure of reviewing 'Seek Me with all your Heart' by Beth Wiseman, and it was a treat!  This book is the first in a new series, 'A Land of Canaan' novels.  The Canaan referred to in this book is Canaan, Colorado.  The Detweiler and Stoltzfus families have moved from their lives and families in Ohio and Pennsylvania to make new lives in Colorado, where there is a small community of Amish settling there.  Emily Detweiler and her family moved to escape a horrible crime that changed their lives forever, and Emily believes she will never heal from the emotional pain inflicted on her by this crime.  Her heart has hardened toward God, and she does not trust people anymore.  David Stoltzfus is dealing with his own secret, and does not want to stay in Colorado.  The two families come together and begin to help each other.  They also begin connecting with people in the community, notably Martha, a tough, lonely older woman who is seeking meaning and purpose in her life, as well as the comfort of friends.  Emily and David  have romantic feelings for each other, but neither of them thinks they can have a normal future with a spouse and family.  This book had some great twists and turns in it, and I enjoyed the storyline very much. It was refreshing to read an Amish story in a completely different setting than they normally are!  I will definitely be reading the next book in the series when it comes out in the Fall this year.

Disclaimer: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Booksneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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