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The House that Love Built Paperback – April 1, 2013
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About the Author
Award-winning, bestselling author Beth Wiseman is best known for her Amish novels, but she has also written several successful contemporary novels, set primarily in her beloved Texas, including Need You Now and The House that Love Built. Both have received glowing reviews. Beth's The Promise is inspired by a true story. Website: www.bethwiseman.com Twitter: @bethwiseman Facebook: Fans-of-Beth-Wiseman
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As a former newspaper reporter, Beth was honored by her peers with eleven journalism awards, including first place news writing for The Texas Press Association. She has been a humor columnist for The 1960 Sun in Houston and published articles in various publications. However, writing novels is where her heart is. She left her job as a journalist in 2008 to write novels fulltime.
Beth has a deep affection for the Amish and their simpler way of life, and while she plans to continue writing Amish love stories, she is also branching out into other areas. Her first non-Amish, contemporary--Need You Now--released in April 2012 and landed on the CBA Bestseller List. She enjoyed writing the story based in a town near where she lives, and she chose another small Texas town for her next non-Amish contemporary--The House that Love Built--which is based in Smithville, the same quaint town where movies such as Hope Floats and Tree of Life were filmed. Beth continued to spread her wings when she released The Promise in October 2014. Inspired by actual events, The Promise follows Beth's characters all the way to Pakistan. Beth was involved in the real-life rescue when her friend was held captive in Pakistan. Beth is currently working on book #2 in her new Amish Secrets series, tentatively titled Jacob's Ladder. Book #1--Her Brother's Keeper--recently released and was chosen as a Top Pick by RT Reviews Magazine.
Beth and her husband are empty nesters enjoying the country life in Texas with three dogs and a rooster. When she's not writing, she loves to travel, paint, and enjoy time with friends and family. You can find Beth at Fans of Beth Wiseman on Facebook where she interacts with readers and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bethwiseman.
Top Customer Reviews
I love the talk about salvation Owen has with Hunter in this story. And the fact take Owen takes troubled Hunter under his wing just made this story all the much better to me.
I must say in my opinion Beth should stick with romances and stay clear of the Amish books. Please don't everyone e-mail me about the statement, this is just my opinion. I love her Amish books also, but this book is sure on the top of my list of favorites by her.
Warning: You will NOT be able to put this book down until you have read the very last page.
I give this book 5 stars and I highly recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher
Owen Saunders, betrayed by his cheating ex-wife, bought the old house in Smithville purely out of spite. It was the kind of house his ex had always wanted and now she couldn't have it. Owen is bitter and vows that he is done with women. Forever. He meets Brooke Holloway while venturing to the hardware store for supplies. A new found friendship with Brooke, might have him rethinking his views on women. Forever.
On the whole I prefer to read historical or Amish fiction over contemporary fiction. However, I am discovering that a truly well written story can be enjoyable regardless of its genre. I've read almost all of Beth Wiseman's Amish novels, and I have loved each one. The House That Love Built is the first of her contemporary novels that I've read and I was not disappointed. Beth Wiseman is truly a gifted storyteller. The House That Love Built is a wonderfully written story about family, faith and forgiveness. I laughed out loud, was intrigued by the mystery of the Hadley mansion and was shocked when Beth Wiseman threw in a few jaw dropping plot twists that I never saw coming.
The House That Love Built, by Beth Wiseman will be available for purchase from your local or online book retailer April 2, 2013.
Thank you Thomas Nelson and Net Galley for the free advanced copy of The House that Love Built to read in exchange for my honest review.
I would recommend this book to fans of Beth Wiseman and anyone appreciates a great story.
Then towards the end of the book, you have the visit by the ex-wife. That, it seemed like was a bit contrived. Almost like, let's throw in another quirk and make the story even more exciting than it currently is. It almost seems like there could have been a second story written from this, from the perspective of the ex-wife which would then explain the event that occurs near the end of the book.
All in all, I did enjoy reading the book. However, it wasn't one of those that I had to stay up burning the midnight oil to finish---at least until I got closer to the end.
My thanks to Thomas Nelson and Booksneeze for providing a free ebook for review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I absolutely loved this book. At the beginning, it seemed a little depressing, like there was no hope, but as the story continued God's hand in all the character's lives was... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is the first non-Amish book that I have read by this author. Honestly, I wasnt sure how I'd like it being that it wasn't Amish. Boy, was I surprised. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Judith Tulloch
Great story line. I enjoyed the flow of the story with Brooke, her family and Owen. I really liked the characters she developed.Published 6 months ago by Paula
What a wonderful, heartwarming, clean, love story. It brought tears of both laughter and sadness but the emotional road was beautiful and the destination well worth the trip. Read morePublished 7 months ago by DMO
This book was such a great read! I loved the characters, they were so real and so much fun to read. I hope there will be another book, I would love to read more about them.Published 10 months ago by Sharon Rudolph