Review of The House That Love Built
by Beth Wiseman
In the small town of Smithville, Texas, Brooke Holloway is raising six-year-old Meghan and ten-year-old Spencer on her own two years after her husband's death. Being a single-mom and running the family's local hardware store keep her busy.
While Meghan longs for a daddy, Spencer has threatened to run away if Brooke even goes out on a date. But the last thing on Brooke's mind is falling in love. When a stranger moves to town and buys a house with a mysterious past, Brooke can't contain her curiosity. As she spends time with the new owner, she wonders if maybe God is giving her another chance at happiness.
Owen Saunders fled the big city to start over in a small, rural town famous for baking the world's largest gingerbread man. Then he bought an old house to restore-for all the wrong reasons. If anything needs restoration, it is Owen's heart in the aftermath of his failed marriage. With little hope and lost faith, Owen is tempted by happiness when he meets Brooke, but his heart remains sealed shut.
As they learn more about Owen's house, one thing becomes obvious to both of them: God has put them together for a reason.
I am already a huge Beth Wiseman fan, and this book was frosting on top of the cake. If I have bags under my eyes today, it is all Beth's fault as I started reading the book and could not stop until I had read to the end .......at 4 a.m. What a beautiful story of second chances, even for those who are elderly and diagnosed with terminal illnesses, there is hope. Even for those who have been in constant trouble with the law, there is hope. Even for a widow and divorcee, there is hope.