The Wonder of Your Love By Beth Wiseman
Book Description: Katie Ann lost the love of her life. Then God offers her a new beginning in Colorado.
Katie Ann Stolzfus lives in the small Amish community of Canaan, Colorado. At forty she is widowed and raising her first child. But baby Jonas will never know his father, and Katie Ann wonders if her Heavenly Father hasn't forgotten about her as well. Is it really God's plan for her to be a single parent?
Eli Detweiler has come to Canaan for a wedding and a long vacation. Having raised six children following the death of his young wife, Eli is finally an empty-nester. He's enjoying the slower pace of having no one to care for but himself.
When Katie Ann and Eli meet, there is an instant connection. Yet as strong as the attraction is, they both acknowledge that a romance would never work. He is done parenting, while she has just begun.
But as their friendship slowly blossoms into feelings that are as frightening as they are intoxicating, Katie Ann and Eli question if the plans they made for themselves are in line with God's plans.
Can Katie Ann entrust her heart to another man, and rediscover the wonder of God's love?
My Thoughts: This book brings to mind a Facebook status I recently read. Something along the lines of man telling God his plans and God laughing at him. Its stuck with me because many times I am the stupid little man telling God what I want instead of listening to what HE wants.
"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails." -- Proverbs 19:21
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -- Jeremiah 29:11
This book brings home these passages. The main character thinks she knows what her path in life is but its not the same path God has already set in motion before her. I love how the author though the main character gently reminds us how wonderful Gods plans are and that even when he gives us sorrow he knows there is also good to come. It’s a love story at the heart of the book and one I would read over and over again.