This page turner is about a young widow, Brooke Holloway who is raising her two young children on her own. She wants nothing to do with love after losing her husband two years earlier. Owen Saunders is new in town. He is recently divorced and very bitter. He bought the Hadley Mansion in Smithville, the town his wife always wanted to move to, just to spite Virginia - his ex-wife.
When Brooke learns that Owen is the new owner of the Hadley Mansion she decides to befriend Owen so she can take a look around his home and maybe find the hidden bunker that was rumored to have been built by the first owner. Little did she know how much more she would find in the old house.
This book captivated me and held my interest through to the end. I laughed, I cried, and I swooned. The way the characters are meshed together kept me wanting to know more and more. I found myself up way past my bedtime reading "just one more page". If you like Christian romance this book is for you!
The House that Love Built by Beth Wiseman takes place in Smithville, Texas.
Brooke Holloway runs the local hardware store in this small town. She is still having trouble adjusting to her husband's absence following his death two years ago.
Owen Saunders has fled the big city to start over following his divorce. The small town of Smithville seems just the place. He has purchased an old mansion and intends to restore it to its former glory.
Owen's and Brooke's paths are sure to cross in this interesting tale of how these two begin to recover from tremendous losses in their lives!
Brooke has only loved one man. Owen's heart is filled with bitterness. Can a mysterious house bring them together for a second chance at love?
In the small town of Smithville, Texas, Brooke Holloway is raising six-year-old Meghan and ten-year-old Spencer on her own two years after her husband's death. Being a single-mom and running the family's local hardware store keep her busy.
While Meghan longs for a daddy, Spencer has threatened to run away if Brooke even goes out on a date. But the last thing on Brooke's mind is falling in love. When a stranger moves to town and buys a house with a mysterious past, Brooke can't contain her curiosity. As she spends time with the new owner, she wonders if maybe God is giving her another chance at happiness.
Owen Saunders fled the big city to start over in a small, rural town famous for baking the world's largest gingerbread man. Then he bought an old house to restore-for all the wrong reasons. If anything needs restoration, it is Owen's heart in the aftermath of his failed marriage. With little hope and lost faith, Owen is tempted by happiness when he meets Brooke, but his heart remains sealed shut.
As they learn more about Owen's house, one thing becomes obvious to both of them: God has put them together for a reason.
I had so much fun reading this book! Beth Wiseman always does a great job with her books and this was another incredible story from her!
Brooke and Owen both have major issues when the book begins. They are both dealing with incredible amounts of hurt, pain and baggage. I enjoyed how the author taught her characters about faith, forgiveness, love and redemption through the situations in this book. Brooke and Owen both learn to turn to God in the midst of struggle and that brings them both together in a powerful way.
This book has some very fun characters and exciting circumstances. It was definitely enjoyable to read! I also loved that the book is long and the author took the time to fully and completely write out her story. I didn't feel like any of it was cut short. Beth Wiseman hit a great balance of a long book that keeps the readers interest!
Thomas Nelson sent me a free copy of The House That Love Built by Beth Wiseman. With a modern day setting of Smithville, TX, the reader immediately feels like she is part of the small town. Owen has just bought an old mansion in Smithville. His wife's dream was always to restore an old house into a Bed 'N Breakfast. Yet when she is caught cheating with his best friend, Owen decides to continue her plan on his own. Brooke is a young widow, raising 2 children while operating a hardware store. When their paths cross, there is a connection that neither is ready for. Brooke doesn't want to be disloyal to her first husband, and Owen has vowed to never trust another woman. He has always wanted children, but his ex-wife refused. Although Brooke grew up without a father in her life, she knows her children need a father figure in their lives. Owen enjoys being with them, especially when looking for a rumored treasure in the old mansion. Brooke and Owen both draw closer to God and start to wonder if maybe this is part of His plan all along. I had only read Amish novels by Beth Wiseman, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I was sucked in right away and enjoyed this book very much! The setting was real life and there was a lot of action. Centered around family, I would recommend it to anyone!