Terrific Amish Romance: His Love Endures Forever (Land of Canaan, Book 3) by Beth Wiseman
|His Love Endures Forever|
(Land of Canaan, Book 3)
by Beth Wiseman
Thomas Nelson Publishers
Danielle Kent is anything but Amish. But as destiny would have it, she has fallen in love with an Amish man.
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 has never felt so alone. She doesn’t want to be pregnant. Doesn’t want to be Amish. Doesn’t want to trust God.
God has plans beyond what her mind can imagine . . . loving plans to show a lost young woman that His love never fails but endures forever.
I'm in love with Amish fiction again. With authors like Suzanne Woods Fisher, Kelly Long and Beth Wiseman stepping outside the box and adding a bit of "edge" to the genre, Amish fiction has become fresh and exciting again. With her latest book in the Land of Canaan series entitled His Love Endures Forever, Wiseman has been added to my must-read author list again. I'll admit the Daughters of Promise series lost my interest halfway through but this series is one of my favorites.
In this story, worlds collide when Englischer Danielle Kent becomes pregnant with Amish man Matthew Lapp's baby. When Matthew refuses to take responsibility she's heartbroken. With nobody to turn to other than her best friend Levi Detweiler who also just so happens to be Amish she doesn't know if she'll ever be truly loved by a man or God. With patience and caring from Levi she learns that God does indeed care and that forgiveness is the key to moving on to a brighter future for her, her baby, and her new family.
I loved this book for many reasons two of them being Levi and also Martha, Danielle's "other" mother. Levi, is so sweet and patient with Danielle which is just what she needed being so young (just 18) and unused to a stable environment. Although his reasons for coming to Danielle's rescue are hard to imagine and are pretty unconventional it made the book all the more interesting. Martha whose house and wardrobe are stuck in the 70s is a real firecracker and you can't help but laugh when she comes on the scene. She is one tough cookie and she certainly stands up for Danielle as if she were her own flesh and blood. Although Danielle was a bit grating as a character I reminded myself she was still a teenager AND she was pregnant (who wouldn't be emotional and all over the place?!) so I cut her some slack and by the end of the story she really showed some maturity.
I loved this book and highly recommend it to ANYONE who enjoys Amish fiction or just a good, clean, contemporary romance in general.
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~ My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ~
*I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*