Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review: His Love Endures Forever by Beth Wiseman
An unplanned pregnancy. An absent father. Can love really endure all things?
Danielle Kent is anything but Amish. But as destiny would have it, she has fallen in love with an Amish man.
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 has 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 fails but endures forever.
His Love Endures Forever is definitely not your "typical" Amish romance. It was a very good story of faith and always, always trusting in God's path for your life even when it seems exactly opposite of what you think He wanted for your life. Levi trusts in God and does what he knows God wanted him to do. Danielle comes from a difficult life and has a very hard time trusting anyone, especially God. But God used an unplanned baby, Levi, and his family to turn her hear towards Him showing us that God does use all things for good. I think my favorite character was Levi's mother who honestly I didn't like very much at the beginning of the book. But she has very real character qualities and flaws and ultimately does the right thing for her family, Danielle, and the baby and really makes a huge difference right when she is needed most.
I think that each part of the story had a good resolution. As I read, I wondered how the author was going to resolve several of the issues the characters faced successfully without making it seem to simple for some pretty big troubles. I think problems had very good resolutions that people facing the same problems in "real life" can relate to.
I received a complimentary e book copy of His Love Endures Forever for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation.