Seek Me with All Your Heart by Beth Wiseman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Series: Land of Canaan(Book 1)
Goodreads Summery: What would cause the Amish to move to Colorado, leaving family and friends behind?Some Amish are making the trek to Colorado for cheaper land. Others are fleeing strict bishops with long memories.For Emily Detweiler and her family, the move is more personal. Tragedy struck Emily in Ohio, shaking loose everything she believed was firm, including her faith. Her family took the bold step of leaving Ohio to resettle in a small Amish community in Canaan, Colorado, where they hope the distance will help erase painful memories.David Stoltzfus’s family moved to Colorado for reasons he doesn’t understand. But Canaan is turning out to be something other than the promised land they all anticipated. Fearing that a health condition will cut his life short, David plans to return home to Paradise, Pennsylvania, as soon as he can. But then he meets Emily, who stirs feelings in his heart despite his apprehension about the future.Emily’s growing love for David surprises her, but she fears that he will find out the truth about her past and reject her. But what if the truth is that they are made for each other? And that God longs to give them the desires of their hearts if only they will seek Him first?
Emily does not trust men after what happened to her in Ohio. So when she first meets David she fears him. David has no intention of courting any woman because he fears he might not live long enough to get married and raise children but when he meets Emily he finds himself fighting those feelings. As Emily gets to know David she finds herself seeing that not all men are a like and that maybe she can find the happiness that she wants to find. With these two find a new beginning together?
I recently read Plain Proposal by the same author which is the last book in the previous series(Daughters of the Promise). There where some lead ins to this new series in that book so I was excited to read it. I was not disappointed I liked this story a lot. Both Emily and David has issues that caused them to fear they could never find true love. As these two become friends they start to see that what they had thought to be true was not and by seeking God with all their heart they could find happiness. The thing I also learned is some of the characters from the other series are in this book and now I want to go read the whole series to learn their stories as well. Over all this was a well written book and a great first novel for this series. I am looking forward to the next book!
Disclosure: I bought this book from Amazon.com and the options of this review are my own.