Friday, March 22, 2013

The House that Love Built By Beth Wiseman Giveaway!

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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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!

Beth is such a fantastic romance writer. I am so glad she has moved away from the Amish genre, she can really make you feel like you are part of the book right there with the characters.
I love the talk about salvation Owen has with Hunter in this story. And the fact take Owen takes troubled Hunter under his wing just made this story all the much better to me.
I must say in my opinion Beth should stick with romances and stay clear of the Amish books. Please don't everyone e-mail me about the statement, this is just my opinion. I love her Amish books also, but this book is sure on the top of my list of favorites by her.
Warning: You  will NOT be able to put this book down until you have read the very last page.
I give this book 5 stars and I highly recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher


  1. I have not read any of Beth Wisemans books before, thy are on my wishlist. His one sounds like an excellent book. May have to move up to top of my wishlist .

    Thank you Mary for showing us a different side to her books

    Cathy Weber

  2. Considering throwing my hat in the ring on this one. I love Beth's books! I agree that she definitely can make a story come to life outside the Amish Genre. Loved your review Mary and love your passion with words when you are excited about a book.

    Judy B

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  3. I am a big fan of Beths This is going to be the first book I read as soon as Amazon gets all my books I order today to me. Thank you for your wonderful review.

  4. Very nice review..I would love to win this book
    Kathy Milburn

  5. I can't wait to read this book, Thank you so much for letting us know that it is out now. I am off to order my copy now.

    1. Bonnie, You are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

  6. This book really teases me! I would love to win, especially knowing Beth's way with a story, and now after reading your review. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Karen Schulz
    aregeetee5162 at yahoo dot com

  7. Mary, I was wondering how you would react to Beth's new non-Amish book. I'm so happy to see your review! I'll be adding this one to my wish list. Thanks for the great review!

  8. Throwing my hat in the ring for this one! I'd love to read it. Thanks for the review and the opportunity. Blessings.

  9. Oh, I love Beth's books. My first amish books that I read were by Beth's. I can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the review, Mary...Great Job!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

  10. Thank you for reviewing this book. I would really like to read this book. Thank you.

  11. An old house with a secret is an adventure I think we all dream of having one day. I would enjoy getting the book.

    Thanks for the opportunity to get this book.
    Lyndie Blevins

  12. Going on the tbr list. Thank you Mary. Have a great weekend. Blessings, Susan Fryman

  13. Thanks for this great review of Beth's book. Love Beth and her books. She has several that aren't Amish. This big house sounds like it might turn out to have very interesting things to find. I would love to win this newest book of hers. You always make them sound interesting. zzzThanks!
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  14. Mary thanks for another great review of this book and the interview. Would love to win!
    Diana Montgomery

  15. This looks like a very good book. Would love to win it. Great review.

  16. Great review...would love to win and read this book.Thanks Mary!

  17. What a wonderful review! Would love to win the book. Thanks!

    Erin S