Sunday, March 24, 2013

The House that Love Built

Beth Wiseman is probably best known for some of her Amish fiction books. I have read some other books by her. She is not my favorite author, but this book proved to me that she can write about books in different settings and I can enjoy them. 

"The House that Love Built" is an uplifting and encouraging story that I could not put down. I read this book very fast and I couldn't put it down. The story is set in a small town of Smithville, Texas. Brooke Holloway is struggling to pick up the pieces after being a widow. She is trying to support her two young children by running the family hardware store. 

She doesn't have time to think about the possibility of finding love or a relationship. Then a stranger buys the old Hadley mansion and Brooke is curious to find out about the owner. Owen is trying to move on with his life after a difficult divorce with his ex-wife who cheated on him. As Owen tries to move on with his life, will Brooke be the person he is looking for or will Owen go back to his ex-wife? Will Brooke realize that she is just trying to replace her late husband or will she find genuine love?

I liked this book because I didn't have to think.. Sometimes, I just want to read a good book and leave reality. This book did that, but I left feeling very encouraged after this book. I liked the content of this story and felt that I could relate to the characters. It was a very quick read for me! 

I received this book complimentary from the publisher. These thoughts are my own. 

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