Seek Me With all Your Heart has totally captured my heart. I don't think I've ever cried over a book so hard ever before than I did to this book. The first chapter has already choked me into tears.
The story does not only revolved over Emily, the main character, but also with those people who surrounds her. There was something in her past that keeps her from trusting guys. But Daniel seems to be an exception. Daniel's rude attitude on Emily at their first meeting has triggered the fear in Emily's heart that led her into shedding tears, leaving Daniel feeling so guilty. On the other hand, Daniel has also the reason why he keeps his distance from girls. And this is what's stopping them and has actually made it hard for them to fully express their feelings for each other.
What's fascinating is that you don't only get so curious about Emily's past (and also Daniel's) and what might happen in the future, but the author has that power to get you captivated on the people in the couple's lives as well. I love Emily's personality. Maybe because at first, I can relate with her fear through relating with and trusting boys. I'm also amused at how Amish people are living their life the simple way!!! Ahh! There's just too much to say about the book! It's beautifully written! I highly recommend this to every girl out there especially those who doesn't have a good past! Emily's story will teach you how to confront a painful past and live the future with high expectations for the best! The best things in life comes after we completely trust Jesus in leading our future.
This book is the first in Wiseman's Land of Canaan series, but the Stoltzfus family is familiar from her Daughters of the Promise series. Emily and David are both convinced that they will never marry, for different reasons, but are still drawn to each other. They both fight their attraction, which felt realistic to me. I know a lot of people who are attracted to people they shouldn't be. Emily's situation is handled very well, in a realistic yet positive manner, unlike Cindy Woodsmall's Amish fiction title When The Heart Cries. There were plenty of laugh-out-loud moments sprinkled throughout the story, though I was a bit taken aback at the funeral for the parrot. I'm an animal lover, but even that was a bit much, grin. I am excited to see what happens with Katie Ann, Martha, and the others in the next book in the series, which releases next Autumn.
Seek Me with All Your Heart by Beth Wiseman is an Amish story about Emily and David's families. They recently moved to a new community across the country from everything they have ever known. Both have hurts and secrets that cloud their judgement and make walls form. The story cuts into different family members thoughts and lives, but still doesn't interfere with the main story of the growing love of Emily and David. They started openning their hearts and learn to live in a new place with new people.
I bet everyone will learn something and get something from this sweet story of love, heartache and growth.
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. This review is my own opinion.
I had the pleasure of reviewing 'Seek Me with all your Heart' by Beth Wiseman, and it was a treat! This book is the first in a new series, 'A Land of Canaan' novels. The Canaan referred to in this book is Canaan, Colorado. The Detweiler and Stoltzfus families have moved from their lives and families in Ohio and Pennsylvania to make new lives in Colorado, where there is a small community of Amish settling there. Emily Detweiler and her family moved to escape a horrible crime that changed their lives forever, and Emily believes she will never heal from the emotional pain inflicted on her by this crime. Her heart has hardened toward God, and she does not trust people anymore. David Stoltzfus is dealing with his own secret, and does not want to stay in Colorado. The two families come together and begin to help each other. They also begin connecting with people in the community, notably Martha, a tough, lonely older woman who is seeking meaning and purpose in her life, as well as the comfort of friends. Emily and David have romantic feelings for each other, but neither of them thinks they can have a normal future with a spouse and family. This book had some great twists and turns in it, and I enjoyed the storyline very much. It was refreshing to read an Amish story in a completely different setting than they normally are! I will definitely be reading the next book in the series when it comes out in the Fall this year.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Booksneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.