Monday, November 1, 2010
Seek Me With All Your Heart
Title: SEEK ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART
Author: Beth Wiseman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Emily Detweiler and her family are looking for a new beginning. They have joined the Amish moving west to Colorado. The climate in Colorado is very different than what they are used to in Ohio, so to make ends meet, Emily is working at a salvage store while her father and brother install solar panels. Everything is going well until an ill-tempered Amish man walks into the shop…
David Stolzfus’s family moved west for the cheaper farmland. David is bound and determined to save his money so he can return to Lancaster County where his extended family and friends are. And he senses that his parents aren’t honest with him as the reason why they moved. He is attracted to the kind and beautiful Emily, but both of them are adamant they can never be more than friends.
Emily and David begin to fall in love, but Emily fears of his rejection of her once he knows her secret, and David fears the same thing of Emily. What will it take for them to see that the truth will set them free?
SEEK ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART is the first book of Ms. Wiseman’s newest Amish series, A Land of Canaan, but it does include some characters from her earlier books. I have read all of Ms. Wiseman’s books so far, and I think that SEEK ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART is the best books of hers I’ve read, hands down.
The characters are all very well developed, and real, and some of the secondary characters are just adorable. I couldn’t help but fall in love with Emily and David, and even a cranky Englisch lady named Martha. There is a secondary story line included in SEEK ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART which will be the main theme in book two, coming in Fall of 2011. Discussion questions and a few recipes are included at the end of the book. If you like Amish fiction, don’t miss SEEK ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART. $14.99. 310 pages.