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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Wonder of Your Love - Beth Wiseman

Released October 2011

Beth Wiseman
Thomas Nelson

Reviewed by Tracy Farnsworth

The last thing Katie Ann Stolzfus wants is to be confronted by her deceased husband's mistress. Yet, that's exactly what happens. Katie Ann is trying to raise her newborn son without help of the infant's father and having the mistress in the picture is not comforting. Falling in love is the last thing she wants or needs.

Eli Detweiler raised his children alone after his wife died in childbirth. He's in Canaan, Colorado, for a wedding and feels an immediate attraction to Katie Ann. With his relatives and Katie's neighbor rooting for this mismatched couple to fall in love, can Eli convince them that he's raised his family and simply wants to travel the world now.

The more time Eli and Katie Ann spend together, the more they realize that maybe the plans they've made are not what God has in store.

I liked most of the characters. There is one in particular who I felt came off as abrasive, especially at the end of the book, but it wasn't enough to affect my enjoyment.

The Wonder of Your Love is a cozy Amish romance. It's the second book in the Land of Canaan series. Having missed the first novel, I do feel it works well as a stand-alone novel. Given that, I have a feeling where the third book is heading and am very intrigued to see how things turn out.

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