The House That Love Built (Unabridged, 2cds)
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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 and the Land of Canaan series. She and her family live in Texas.
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This is my first Beth Wiseman book and I quite liked it. There was much to like about this book. Both Owen and Brooke are coming to terms with loss - his divorce and the death of her husband. They are also struggling with their growing feelings for each other, while trying to sort out the craziness of life around them. Brooke's son doesn't wanting her looking at another man, much less dating one, Owen has taken on the town troubled teen to help him with his house. It's a beautiful friendship that is formed between this young man and Owen. Themes of forgiveness, bitterness, hope, trust and new beginnings run through this book. There are a few twists in this book and for the most part they work well with the story. I like Beth's style of writing, it's engaging and draws the reader into the lives of these characters. A lovely book.
Brooke Holloway is a widowed mother of two children and hardware store owner in Smithville, Texas. She's still in love with Travis, even though he died two years ago. Her mother, Patsy, lives in a local care home ad is hiding a secret 'boyfriend'. Meghan, Brooke's daughter, would like her to marry again but 10-year-old Spencer doesn't want anyone to replace his father--and goes out of his way to sabotage the possibility. Owen Saunders bought the old Hadley place to remodel because his ex-wife always wanted a picture-book house in Smithville, the setting for the 1998 movie Hope Floats. He's here out of spite-he's bought his ex-wife's dream house, but he might regret it as he knows next-to-nothing about renovating a house. And Brooke's story of a hidden bunker in the house has him intrigued... All in all, this was a solid story with a nice combination of mystery and romance, and stronger-than-usual minor characters. Despite the sweet title and cover, there were some real issues in here, and Beth Wiseman handled them well. Thanks to Thomas Nelson and Booksneeze for providing a free ebook for review.