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“Predictable, but enjoyable read.”bookaholic wrote this review Thursday, December 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really liked this book!! Mrs. Wiseman is a great writer! The book really showed how you are to forgive, and what that means. And how to trust people again.”Mallory OSteen wrote this review Tuesday, June 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Nice easy light read.”Amyknits2 wrote this review Tuesday, June 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I cannot wait until Oct. 4th when the next book comes out. This one was wonderful. I loved the characters, the parrot and that it was not set in what one would consider a traditional Amish state (Colorado).”Rhonda wrote this review Saturday, September 24, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What a refreshing, compelling novel by Beth Wiseman. I haven’t read a book by her yet, but this one instantly captured my attention and pulled me into the story. Emily and David both have pasts that, they believe, have cut off any chance of them marrying. Bonding together with the understanding that they would just be friends, things get complicated when they start wishing for more than friendship.
The book opens with a very memorable first meeting for David and Emily. The story was fun and light and the book was wonderfully written – taking me right into the minds and hearts of the different characters. My heart went out to Katie Ann over her heart-ache of trying to love a man who had stopped loving her. How awful! Martha cracked me up – hard and blunt on the outside, but on the inside, David and Emily discovered a elderly woman just longing for love and accepted. Her ‘arrangement’ for the two was humorous as well – what a crafty lady! And the issue with her Elvis – now that was just plan funny. But, evidently, not to her! My thoughts mirrored Jacob’s sentiments exactly. lol
There are only two thing that I need point out for younger readers. One of the characters is raped in this book. The author handled the issue very well—I wasn’t ever uncomfortable of where the scene might be going and nothing explicit was described. The other part I need mention was between Katie Ann and her husband, Levi. There are a few scenes where she thinks of their first night together, and then also when he finally comes to her in the middle of the night, which he hadn’t done in years. Again, nothing explicit is said, except that it happened.
Seek Me with All Your Heart had such a wonderful message in it. Emily, David, Katie Ann, and Martha all had to learn to trust blindly in the Lord even when their life seemed to be falling apart. They all had to learn to continually seek the Lord with their whole heart. It’s a great reminder for everyone.
While I am not generally very crazy about Amish fiction, I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It makes me eager to read more by Beth Wiseman in the future – and I am certainly going to be looking forward to Beth’s next release in this series. I can’t wait to find out what happens to Katie Ann’s story.”
“Great new series by Beth Wiseman, I enjoy all her books.”Sue K wrote this review Tuesday, February 15, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Excellent beginning to a series. The characters were complex and real. They were from another of her series which was nice, but the backstory was not necessary. I'm glad I read it because I hate reading series out of order. Interesting and different to have it set in Colorado. ”Kristie D wrote this review Tuesday, November 30, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
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“Book 1 of Land of Canaan series--Two families, both fleeing bad memories elsewhere, meet in a new settlement, and bond. The young people struggle against the growing relationship, but ultimately God shows them He has them in control.