Monday, October 8, 2012

Review of His Love Endures Forever 

(Land of Canaan book #3)

by Beth Wiseman


An unplanned pregnancy. An absent father. Can love really endure all things?

Danielle Kent is anything but Amish. Just her luck to fall in love with an Amish guy.

Now she’s 18, pregnant, and hopeful that the child’s Amish father—Matthew Lapp—will do the right thing and marry her. She knows Matthew plans to leave his Colorado settlement for a life in the Englisch world. But that plan never included a baby.

When Matthew walks away from her and their unborn child, she has nowhere to turn. Her unlikely friendship with Levi offers some comfort—yet they have so little in common. This wasn't the plan she had for her life, and she's never felt so alone. She doesn’t want to be pregnant. Doesn’t want to be Amish. Doesn’t want to trust God.

And yet.

God has plans beyond what her mind can imagine . . . loving plans to show a lost young woman that His love never goes away but endures forever.
My review of His Love Endures Forever:
         Beth Wiseman is such a delightful author.  I have enjoyed her Amish fiction and her Christian fiction which is outside the Amish genre.    The Land of Canaan series is a favorite of mine.     I quickly felt sympathy for Danielle, Matthew, and Levi.   I could see each of their viewpoints.   What is so amazing is that the Amish do forgive and even accept people, even those who become pregnant and are unmarried.   Danielle is faced with a difficult decision, but when others suggest she abort the baby or give it up for adoption, she refuses.   She plans to raise this baby and love it, in a way that she never knew growing up.  
        God has a plan for Danielle and her baby, just as He has a plan for each of our lives.  As I read, that is one of the main points that came across.   That is something that I am personally struggling with at this time and so this book meant a great deal to me.  It is a reminder to me that even though I don't always see what is ahead, God does, and He is working it all out for me; just as He worked it out for Danielle.    The Amish view each new life as a blessing, even in circumstances of a sinful conception.    That was another line that was repeated many times in the book.  I agree fully with that!   I believe this book would be appealing to young teenage girls as well as adults.  It might even be a good one to recommend to young people.    
       Forgiveness and healing broken relationships is also a theme of His Love Endures Forever.   I won't spoil the book by saying which relationships are broken.   Read the book to see if Danielle is able to forgive several important people in her own life.   Find out if Danielle discovers a personal relationship with God.   She has attended the Amish services with her "adopted mother", Martha, since she came to Canaan, but she does not KNOW him personally.    In fact, she is angry with God and thinks He deserted her.   This is one you do not want to miss reading!!    
About the Author:
 Beth is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series - Plain Perfect, Plain Pursuit, Plain Promise, Plain Paradise, and Plain Proposal. She is contracted with Thomas Nelson Publishers. Her new series--the Land of Canaan Novels--begins with Seek Me With All Your Heart, then The Wonder of Your Love. Seek Me With All Your Heart is the first Amish fiction book selected as a Women of Faith novel, and it is also the 2011 Women of Faith " Book of the Year". Beth's latest novel is a contemporary Christian fiction entitled Need You Now. 
Visit Beth's website at: http://www.bethwiseman.com
I received a free kindle copy of this book from booksneeze.com in exchange for my honest review.

2 comments:

  1. Rhonda,
    Great review.
    I love Beth's books & love the Land of Canaan series.

    Blessings, Tina

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  2. Here is my review of this book:

    http://strugglingforjustice.blogspot.com/

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