The newest book in Beth Wiseman’s “The Land of Canaan” series is a winner! It will be available for purchase on October 4, 2011.
Katie Ann and her husband, Ivan, had moved from Lancaster County to the San Luis Valley of Colorado to start a new life, but her life turned upside down when after more than 20 years of marriage he left her for another woman – an Englisch woman. She grieves that he died in a car accident before she could him that he was finally a father, but she delights in the joy that the new baby brings to her life. Katie Ann tells herself she is content. Who wouldn’t be with such a beautiful baby and good friends and neighbors?
Eli Detweiler is poised on the threshold of the next stage of his life. Widowed at a young age, he raised his six children on his own in Ohio. Now, his youngest daughter happily married, he is ready to live for himself and enjoy all the leisure and travel that a semi-retired farmer can fit into his life. What he doesn’t want is to start over, even if it’s with a beautiful widow and her young son.
Katie Ann and Eli’s friendship grows, but they are determined not to let it blossom into a romance, despite what her friends and his children are urging. What follows is a lovely story of friendship and commitment.
Beth Wiseman has written several Amish fiction books, including Seek Me With All Your Heart, the first book in “The Land of Canaan” series. Find her on AmishLiving.com, AmishHearts.com, BethWiseman.com and on Facebook!
Thomas Nelson publishers provided a free copy of this book for my review.