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daischopChattanooga, TNAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Enjoyed thoroughlyJuly 15, 2019daischopChattanooga, TNAge: 35-44Gender: femaleI started this book with the sole intention of reading one chapter. My bath water was run and I knew I wasn't going to stay in there long, just long enough to relax for bedtime. Or so I thought.
Once I started on this book stopping at just one chapter was out of the question. My toes turned into raisins as I turned page after page to see what was going to happen. The story had me tuned in from start to finish.
Karen Witemeyer always writes well thought out books that captivate the reader, and fortunately this one was no different.
The main character has a problem and that is sometime ago in the laws of the town, because she is woman, she cannot own her own business. She spent the last months, after her father died keeping the business strong and running and now a bunch of men are telling her that she can't keep it any longer. What they don't expect her to do, she does.
So we have the story of Zachary Hamilton which is essentially the continuation of the set of three adopted siblings. The focus of the story is on Abigail, yet we have Zachary and his story woven into this one. The great thing about it, is that even though I vaguely remember the setup with his sister, I didn't need to read the previous stories to understand. Each book is solely on it's own and can stand there with no problems.
Excellent book and as always, I look forward to the next compilation of words that Karen brings together.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. These are my honest thoughts and opinions.
Cara PutmanIndianaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Loved this one!July 10, 2019Cara PutmanIndianaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleMeets Expectations: 5Karen is one of my go-to authors when I'm looking for a book that will make my laugh out loud, has great historical details, romance that is just perfect, with a bit of mystery mixed in. I think I've said before that I get bored with regular ole romance, and hers are anything but. I really enjoyed More Than Words Can Say. It was so fun to read Zach's story, since I got to know him in a couple earlier books. He was a rich secondary character, but shines as the hero. Swoon worthy. Then you add this amazing heroine and her sidekick sister, and the plot is rich, the romance sweet, and a fresh take on the marriage of convenience plot. Perfect for those who love late 1800s romances.
H5 Stars Out Of 5Karen's done it again!!!July 6, 2019HQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"More than Words Can Say" is a sweet, witty, thoughtful story about family, forgiveness and learning to love yourself! One part of the story I absolutely loved was when Abigail was talking to Mary. Mary asked Abigail, "how did you find the courage to stand up to her"? Abigail responded, "I didn't find it, it found me." Then a little farther into the text.. Abigail said, "I had a long talk with my husband last night and he made me realize that I have to choose which voices to believe. I can believe the ones that tell me I'm not good enough or brave enough or pretty enough and let them skew my perception of events, or I can push aside that clamor and seek out the voice that tells me I am fearfully and wonderfully made." We all need this reminder and what a beautiful reminder it is.
I loved this book! I would probably recommend reading the first book in the series first though. I haven't read the first book yet (it's next on my list!). More than Words Can Say talked about Zack's past in several parts. It never really gave anything away and I felt like I was able to read this book as a stand alone. But if you're like me and like to read your series in order, it might give you a little more insight into what makes Zack Zack. But I wouldn't say it's absolutely necessary. As always, Karen gives you the information you need but not more than is necessary. So its just a personal preference.
E_Espinoza5 Stars Out Of 5A charming historical fiction novel with plenty of heart!July 6, 2019E_EspinozaMore Than Words Can Say, by Karen Witemeyer, is the second book in A Patchwork Family series. Infused with plenty of wit, charm, and romance, this historical fiction novel is delightfully entertaining and memorable. The small town setting, likable characters, and unconventional plot ensure that this story is thoroughly engaging and truly enjoyable from the first paragraph to the last.
The beauty of this book is wholly enriched by well-developed characters that are endearing and completely intriguing. They are flawed, authentic, and clever, and their pain, their desires, and their choices make them compelling and relatable. Even though they struggle through real trials that test their assumptions and even their faith, the power of God's grace and mercy abounds, offering renewed hope and second chances.
More Than Words Can Say is also compelling for its strong focus on family and the myriad ways in which family members support, uplift, and protect each other. Its well-crafted scenes of heartbreak and loss are softened with glimpses of grace and forgiveness. Moments of despair lead to paths of perseverance and restoration. Faulty logic and deeply rooted fears are overcome with patience, kindness, and truth.
Well-written and rich with detail, More Than Words Can Say is an utterly satisfying novel that touched my heart page after page. Once again, Ms. Witemeyer has crafted an appealing story that is worthwhile and meaningful. I eagerly recommend it to all readers.
*I was given a copy of this novel by the publisher. A review was not required. The review I have written contains opinions that are entirely my own.
WilaniFranklin, NCAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5WowJuly 5, 2019WilaniFranklin, NCAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wow I loved this book. It is the second book in the series but I was still able to follow the story and now I plan to go back and read the first book. It is well written and I fell in love with the characters. I can't wait to read other books from this author