Friday, May 17, 2013

Book Blog Tour: The House That Love Built by Beth Wiseman

My Review of The House That Love Built:

Brooke Holloway is a widow with two children. Owen Saunders has recently divorced from a woman who didn’t want any children and is now with another man. Both are healing from wounds of not having their spouses in their lives any longer and have no intention of getting in a relationship when they meet unexpectantly. Brooke runs a hardware store and has some items that Owen can use to rebuild a house. They find that not only the house needs to be rebuilt but quite possibly their lives as well. Hunter is someone that has hurt Brooke in the past and she doesn’t understand why Owen wants to help him out so much. Brooke’s mother and father play an important part of this story also. They are divorced but suddenly her father is back in their lives, which is beyond her understanding. Brooke also finds herself in situations to help her determine whether or not she is dealing with unforgiveness or not.

People who are fresh out of an intimate relationship often find themselves in another one soon after. Brooke and Owen seemed to be determined to not allow that to happen at first and concentrated on friendship. I found it interesting but not uncommon how Brooke’s children acted towards Owen. Brooke’s son made it clear that he didn’t want anybody to replace his father, and her daughter blurts out her curiosity about whether Owen is going to marry her mother. Brooke thinks her manners training has failed, although Owen thinks it’s kind of funny. I loved how Brooke started seeing her father and Hunter differently after awhile even though they hurt her.

A page turner for me! I connected with the story in many different ways!

Disclosure of material connection: I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

More About The House That Love Built:

Brooke has only loved one man, her late husband. Owen's rebuilding after a painful divorce. Can a mysterious house bring them together for a second chance at love?

In the charming town of Smithville, Texas, Brooke Holloway is raising two young children on her own, supporting them by running the family hardware store. The last thing on her mind is falling in love. But she's intrigued when a stranger moves to town and buys the old Hadley mansion. She's always heard that house holds a secret-maybe even a treasure-and she can't wait to see inside. When she meets the new owner and they spend time together, she can't deny the attraction. Could God be giving her another chance at happiness? Or is she betraying her late husband's memory by even thinking that way?
Owen Saunders bought the Hadley place to spite his cheating ex-wife. She'd always wanted to restore an old house in Smithville. Now he's going to do it without her. But if anything needs restoration, it is Owen's heart. Then he meets Brooke and her kids and finds himself tempted by love. Can he bring himself to trust a woman again?
Throw an eccentric uncle into the mix, along with the town's teenage troublemaker, and even a finicky cat-and one thing becomes clear: God is bringing them all together for a reason.
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Meet Beth Wiseman:
Beth is a Carol Award Winner, Inspirational Readers Choice Winner, INSPY Winner, and the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. All of her books have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) bestseller list and the CBA (Christian Book Association) bestseller list. She grew up in Houston, Texas and now resides in a small town west of Houston with a population of around 300. She lives with her husband, two dogs, two cats, two pot bellied pigs, two chickens and a pygmy goat. Her two grown sons also live in Texas. Beth has been writing in some capacity for most of her life. She's a former award-winning journalist with eleven honors, including 'First Place News Writing' for The Texas Press Association. However, writing love stories with a spiritual message is where her heart is. When Beth isn't writing (which is seldom these days) she enjoys traveling, cooking, fishing, reading, or just settling in for a good movie. Her best times are spent with family and friends! 
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