His Love Endures Forever by Beth Wiseman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Series: Land of Canaan(Book 3)
Goodreads Summery: An unplanned pregnancy. An absent father. Can love really endure all things?
Danielle Kent is anything but Amish. Just her luck to fall in love with an Amish guy.
Now she’s 18, pregnant, and hopeful that the child’s Amish father—Matthew Lapp—will do the right thing and marry her. She knows Matthew plans to leave his Colorado settlement for a life in the Englisch world. But that plan never included a baby.
When Matthew walks away from her and their unborn child, she has nowhere to turn. Her unlikely friendship with Levi offers some comfort—yet they have so little in common. This wasn’t the plan she had for her life, and she’s never felt so alone. She doesn’t want to be pregnant. Doesn’t want to be Amish. Doesn’t want to trust God.
God has plans beyond what her mind can imagine . . . loving plans to show a lost young woman that His love never goes away but endures forever.
Danielle is not Amish but finds herself pregnant with an Amish mans baby. Her hopes for a future with him are dashed when he runs away from his responsibilities. Danielle’s best friend is Levi and he is also Amish and when he finds out she is expecting and that the father of the baby has ran away he feels God calling him to help her but is he willing to pay the price that God is asking him? Will the two different worlds keep love from blooming?
This is book three in the Land of Canaan series. I was really looking forward to this story but it did not quite meet my expectations.
What I liked: I really like this family and all the characters. Beth Wiseman is an amazing writer and I love how she intertwines her characters from book to book. This story deals with a lot of issues. Unwed pregnancy, abandonment, wanting to be wanted as well as listening to God. I really enjoyed getting to know Danielle better after learning about her some in the first two books.
What I did not like: I don’t want to give the storyline away to much but there is part of this book that just did not sit well with me. Levi makes a decision that would profoundly affect his family and his Amish way of life yet it so quick and seems almost to easy. I know it was not easy for him but I just could not see it going as smoothly as it did with out more community/family issues. I understand the point being made about trusting in God completely but it felt just a little to unbelievable to me. Also how the relationship status between Levi and Danielle changed seemed weird one minute they where best friends and then they where in love yet I felt we missed quite a bit of how they crossed that bridge. Yes months passed but I would have liked to have read more of how those emotions changed between them.
Over all I enjoyed this book and it made me think about how I listen to God and do I do what he asks of me. Levi put everything on the line because God spoke to him and I found that part of the story amazing. I am curious if we are done with Canaan or if there is more stories to come. Definitely a series to check out! You could read this book with out reading the first two in the series but your going to get more out of it if you start from the beginning with book 1.
DISCLOSURE: I bought this Kindle book from Amazon.com. The opinions I have expressed are my own.