Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The House That Love Built

The House That Love Built

by Beth Wiseman

Book Description

Brooke has only loved one man, her late husband. Owen’s rebuilding after a painful divorce. Can a mysterious house bring them together for a second chance at love?

In the charming town of Smithville, Texas, Brooke Holloway is raising two young children on her own, supporting them by running the family hardware store. The last thing on her mind is falling in love. But she’s intrigued when a stranger moves to town and buys the old Hadley mansion. She’s always heard that house holds a secret—maybe even a treasure—and she can’t wait to see inside. When she meets the new owner and they spend time together, she can’t deny the attraction. Could God be giving her another chance at happiness? Or is she betraying her late husband’s memory by even thinking that way?

Owen Saunders bought the Hadley place to spite his cheating ex-wife. She’d always wanted to restore an old house in Smithville. Now he’s going to do it without her. But if anything needs restoration, it is Owen’s heart. Then he meets Brooke and her kids and finds himself tempted by love. Can he bring himself to trust a woman again?

Throw an eccentric uncle into the mix, along with the town’s teenage troublemaker, and even a finicky cat—and one thing becomes clear: God is bringing them all together for a reason.

When I see Beth Wiseman's name on a book, I know it is going to be an awesome read. I love her Amish books, but I am enjoying the contempory fiction she is writing as well! In The House That Love Built, the characters are realistic and believable and I enjoyed getting to know them better as the story unfolded. Beth had a strong faith in God, and she showed this faith through the many struggles she faced. And she was able to help Owen with struggles with his faith as their friendship progressed. I did feel for Beth as she struggled with the situation with her dad, because she was clearly hurt by him.
This is a story of love, faith in the Lord, forgiveness and second chances. If you are looking for a good clean entertaining story, this one is for you.

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