Sunday, October 23, 2011

Blog Tour- The Wonder of Your Love

Welcome to the blog tour for The Wonder of Your Love by Beth Wiseman!

Katie Ann lost the love of her life. Then God offers her a new beginning in Colorado.

Katie Ann Stolzfus lives in the small Amish community of Canaan, Colorado. At forty she is widowed and raising her first child. But baby Jonas will never know his father, and Katie Ann wonders if her Heavenly Father hasn't forgotten about her as well. Is it really God's plan for her to be a single parent?

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 Katie Ann and Eli meet, there is an instant connection. Yet as strong as the attraction is, they both acknowledge that a romance would never work. He is done parenting, while she has just begun.

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?

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.
Twitter @bethwiseman

Buy the book here


Katie Ann is in an interesting place in her life. She was recently widowed and has a young child. Eli is in the exact opposite place. Having lost his wife years before in childbirth, he has successfully raised 6 children and is now ready to enjoy a retirement of sorts. When Katie Ann and Eli meet at a wedding sparks fly-but not the good kind. They slowly develop into friends. Even if their lives are not converging, they begin to feel an attraction to each other. The two of them must figure out what they truly want in life and decide whether that life is together.

I've never read any Amish fiction before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. It was a rather interesting book. There a lot more twists and turns in the plot than I expected. Katie Ann and Eli both had very different but equally interesting back stories. I found Katie Ann's struggle with forgiveness to be particularly interesting. She seemed very real and human. As a mother, I also understood her anxiety involving her son. I can't even say how many times a night I would check on my young son. I still sometimes wake up and watch him breathe. These things really let me relate to Katie Ann on a level I didn't expect.

Eli was a very steady man. I liked that he addressed the somewhat selfish seeming nature of his desire to enjoy his new child-less life. He was also very kind and patient. I also greatly enjoyed Martha. In some ways I felt she was a voice for the reader encouraging Katie Ann and Eli along the path to romance. While the book is sweet, it is never too much. There are plenty of conflicts and intrigue within the plot to keep things building to the end. This book managed to hold my interest throughout, and I will be sure to give Amish fiction a chance in the future.

Book provided for review.

Beth is celebrating the release of Book 2 in the Land of Canaan series with a Fabulous Facebook party on November 1st. She'll be giving away one of her OWN paintings, several mini prize packs and a sneak peak at the next book in this heartwarming series.

CLICK the button (below) to RSVP for the party - then join us on November 1st for a book chat, Amish themed trivia contest, and more!

The Wonder of Your Love Facebook Party on 11/1!
Beth Wiseman Party

Be sure to check out all the other blogs on the tour. Thanks for stopping by!


Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers

Alena at Little Bit Of Wonderful

Patricia at It's Time To Read Mamaw

Jenny at Come Meet Ausjenny  


Jill at Book, Books Everywhere

Leila at All Meant To Shine 

Renee at Black 'n Gold Girl's Book Spot 


Anne at Mommy Has to Work 

Amy at The 160 Acrewoods  

Ruth at This That and the Other Thing 


Danielle The Happy Wife 


Babs Book Bistro      

Rhiana at A Frugal Life

Theresa at Frugal Experiments


Deborah at Books, Movies and Chinese Food

Heather at Mommy Of 1 and Counting

Kate at Fuzzy Black Slippers & a Pink Hoodie 


Lisa at A Casual Reader's Blog

Crystal at Cinnamon Hollow  

Lydia at Overweight Bookshelf

Jennifer at Life Happens


Katie at Legacy of a Writer

Lauri at Knits, Reads and Reviews

Jodie at Mom's Pace 

Julee at Mommy's Memorandum


Pam at Daysong Reflections

Marg at Simply Shop and Save

Tina at Giving N Sharing

Paula at The Phantom Paragrapher

Debra at Footprints in the Butter


Tami at This Mom's Delight

Kemi at Homemaking Organized Blog

Lena  at A Christian Writer's World


Donna at Books and such

Paula at Thrifty Momma’s Brain Food

Carrie at Farming On Faith

Becky at Christian Chick's Thoughts


Sara at Shoopette's Book Reviews

Kat at  Reviews From The Heart 

Tracy's Treasure of Books


Jacque at Good Family Reads

Michelle at Life in Review

Patty at Broken Teepee   


Andi at Radiant  Light

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