of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A New Favorite!June 26, 2019Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5More Than Words Can Say has skyrocketed to the top and is now probably my favorite Karen Witemeyer book! I enjoyed this story so much! It is book two in the series, yet can easily be read as a stand alone novel if you haven't read book one.
I love marriage of convenience stories and this novel is one of the best of this type of plot that I have read. I loved the commitment that Abby and Zach made to each other when they did decide to get married. I loved the tension between this husband and wife. And I loved the way they cared about each other and wanted what was good for each other, even as they were still getting used to the idea of being married.
This story deals with being able to forgive not only others, but also yourself, and allowing yourself to accept God's forgiveness for those things that need forgiving. There was a lot of character growth in both Zach and Abby. I liked them both at the beginning of the story, and loved the way they grew together by the end.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
Karla5 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic story of faith and forgivenessJune 25, 2019KarlaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Karen has once again crafted a meaningful story of love, forgiveness, redemption and grace. When reading this story, the message of God's love being an important part of any type of relationship shines through loud and clear.
The main characters are described in such depth and realistic detail that one immediately becomes engrossed and involved in their lives. The reader easily identifies with characters who are just like ourselves, less than perfect. Abigail who has always struggled with her weight and is very self conscious about her looks, can not believe that any male could ever be attracted to her. Even when confronted with the difficult situation of a female owning property, she failed to think that anyone would be attracted to her without promises of something to be gained. Zach is a true jewel! He not only consents to the marriage of convenience, but does so with grace and true love, although undisclosed. These two imperfect people represent all of us. We need to always look above for our help in our rough times. We are far too hard on ourselves.These endearing characters, alongside the somewhat quirky, whimsical secondary figures exhibit the author's wit and sense of humor.
The plot, although starting off at a very slow pace, once established, moves along well with just enough unexpected twists and turns to keep the reader glued to the page. The underlying meaning shines clearly throughout the many problems and challenges experienced by these dear people. We all need to pay attention to this message. Forgiveness of self and others is required in order for us to experience true happiness. Whether the family is connected by blood naturally or a "patchwork" of individuals, we must all consider ourselves perfect in God's sight. Faith , trust and forgiveness are requirements to a truly happy life!! God can help each of us achieve that goal, as Karen has described with her collection of characters and events.
A fantastic book!! Worthy of five stars! Eagerly awaiting the next book from this talented author!
This book was received from CelebrateLit. The thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own. A positive review was not required.
Patti P.5 Stars Out Of 5Christian Historical Fiction with a twistJune 25, 2019Patti P.I love reading historical fiction and this book was no exception. When her father dies, Abigail receives notice from the town's council that she has to either partner with a male or sell her business. But Abigail comes up with a third option, finding a man to marry who would not try to take over her family's business.
Zacharias Hamilton is a confirmed bachelor who is finally living life under his own terms. But Abigail approaches him with a marriage proposal that he is unable to refuse. Over the course of time, the two find themselves falling in love. Abigail's younger sister adds additional drama and interest to the story.
This book made me laugh, shake my head in amazement, and more during this course of the pages. This book is definitely one that is worth reading.
I received a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.
ClaywalkerfanTulsa okAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5wonderful bookJune 25, 2019ClaywalkerfanTulsa okAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5More than words can say
I love reading historical fiction. This one is a really good one. Abigail is trying to save her bakery. She has to have a man's name on the deed. So her and Zach decide for a marriage of convenience.
The author has to do a lot of research in writing historical fiction. I really admire the hard work that is put into the book. Even though the characters are fiction the town was a actual place.
I loved Abigail and Zach so much. Also there is Rosalind who is Abigail sister. They all have things from their past to work out. The characters were so real to me. Definitely would make a good movie for TV.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to write an positive review. This is my own opinion.
ibjoy1953VirginiaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Awesome Story!June 25, 2019ibjoy1953VirginiaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
From the first book I read by Karen Witemeyer, she has been one of my all time favorite authors. I love how she snatches my attention from the first page and keeps it until I read the last word! I love the sweet stories with an historical setting and enough romance and humor to give the story a good balance. And for me, More Than Words Can Say is one of the best from Ms. WITEMEYER.
It was easy for me to fall in love with the two main characters, Abigail who is owner of the bakery and Zach, a partner at the sawmill. Zach enjoyed Abby's sticky buns for breakfast and Zach was secretly attracted to Abby, but since he was finally free to live his life as a bachelor, no one else knew this bit of news. But it was when Abby was forced to find a husband that things started to spiral out of control.
Such a sweet historical story. The characters created by Ms. Witemeyer are so adorable and loveable, as well as realistic. With things hitting them from every angle, it seemed nothing would turn out right. I like the feistiness of Abby, when she sets her mind to something, she will fight to carry it out. Abby takes readers on a journey with her that will rattle you for a good while. But it's fun, enjoyable, and satisfying because the person with the right motives win in the end. This is a book for the historical fiction people out there, but I think anyone enjoying a good clean Christian read would love this book! I love that the gospel of Jesus is clearly in this book, but it's in the every day lives of the characters, not in a preachy way. Author Karen Witemeyer does it best!
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