Friday, November 25, 2016

Love Bears All Things by Beth Wiseman


"Why is it that I keep trying to live a good life, and God 
keeps challenging me at every turn?" (20)

Title:  Love Bears All Things
Series: An Amish Secrets Novel, Book 2
Author:  Beth Wiseman
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
Release Date:  October 11, 2016
Genre: Amish Fiction



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? 


Love Bears All Things is not the first book I've read by Beth Wiseman, but it is the first full novel. Since Under the Harvest Moon, a novella part of An Amish Harvest novella collection, I was looking forward to the author's full novels. Love Bears All Things was the next release I was able to read. There is a certain sophistication in the author's address to the themes of moving beyond one's past. I personally find Charlotte's struggles to come to self-redemption very well written. As life takes hold, and you're trying to live the life you've proclaimed to God, it's hard to forget the past mistakes you've made. Not only forget, but to forgive, at least forgive yourself, despite knowing God's redemption encompasses the forgiveness of others.  The realistic style of writing a romance that makes sense and not at all idealistic gives Daniel and Charlotte's journey together a settling feeling.

Annie's and Jacob's story line was more perplexed than what the surface of it seems to be. Jacob's restlessness can be related to many teens who wants to experience the world. His story will be one I look forward to with a conclusion, that at this point comes away with question marks in my head.


Love Bears All Things is a beautiful story of forgiveness, but also one that's about dreams, past and present, as well as the changes in one's dream for the future. This is the second book of the series, though you can read it as a standalone, but I think reading the first one, Her Brother's Keeper before this one will make sense more.  In all, I highly recommend Beth Wiseman's books, which includes those I haven't read yet, but will surely add to my to read list.


  

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Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. Having sold over 1.5 million books, her novels have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Bestseller List and the CBA (Christian Book Association) Bestseller List. She is a two-time winner of the Carol Award in, a three-time winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and an INSPY Award winner. In 2013 she took home the coveted Holt Medallion. This is Beth’s fifteenth novel, and she has also published thirteen novellas that appear in various Thomas Nelson collections.

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3 comments :

  1. I haven't read any books by this author yet, but it sounds like I will definitely have to check them out!

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  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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