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His Love Endures Forever

His Love Endures Forever
Land of Canaan [3]
Beth Wiseman
Thomas Nelson Inc. (2012)

An unplanned pregnancy. An absent father. Can love really endure all things?

Danielle Kent is anything but Amish. But as destiny would have it, she has fallen in love with an Amish man.

Now she's 18, pregnant, and hopeful that the child's Amish father — Matthew Lapp — will do the right thing and marry her. She knows Matthew plans to leave his Colorado settlement for a life in the Englisch world. But that plan never included a baby.

When Matthew walks away from her and their unborn child, she has nowhere to turn. Her unlikely friendship with Levi offers some comfort — yet they have so little in common. This wasn't the plan she had for her life, and she has never felt so alone. She doesn't want to be pregnant. Doesn't want to be Amish. Doesn't want to trust God.

And yet.

God has plans beyond what her mind can imagine . . . loving plans to show a lost young woman that His love never fails but endures forever.

ACCLAIM FOR BETH WISEMAN

Need You Now

“You may think you are familiar with Beth’s wonderful storytelling gift but this is something new! This is a story that will stay with you for a long, long time. It’s a story of hope when life seems hopeless. It’s a story of how God can redeem the seemingly unredeemable. It’s a message the Church, the world needs to hear.”

— Sheila Walsh, author of
God Loves
Broken People
and
Song of the
Brokenhearted

“Beth Wiseman tackles these difficult subjects with courage and grace. She reminds us that true healing can only come by being vulnerable and honest before our God who loves us more than anything.”

— Deborah Bedford, best-selling author of
His Other Wife
,
A Rose by
the Door
, and
The Penny
(coauthored with Joyce Meyer)

The Land of Canaan Novels

“Beth Wiseman writes with a masterful hand that reaches the recesses of the soul. Her capability for understanding the human condition exceeds traditional empathy and moves the reader to both introspection and exhilaration. Characters connect, transform, and redeem, making for a must ‘one sit’ read. Wiseman’s comprehension of grace and redemption plays out in the subtle confines of the everyday and teaches the reality that new life is possible for all.”

— Kelly Long, best-selling author of
Sarah’s Garden

“Wiseman’s voice is consistently compassionate and her words flow smoothly.”


Publishers Weekly
review of
Seek Me
With All Your Heart

“In
Seek Me With All Your Heart
, Beth Wiseman offers readers a heartwarming story filled with complex characters and deep emotion. I instantly loved Emily, and eagerly turned each page, anxious to learn more about her past—and what future the Lord had in store for her.”

— Shelley Shepard Gray, best-selling author of the Seasons of Sugarcreek series

“Wiseman has done it again! Beautifully compelling,
Seek Me With All
Your Heart
is a heartwarming story of faith, family, and renewal. Her characters and descriptions are captivating, bringing the story to life with the turn of every page.”

— Amy Clipston, best-selling author of
A Gift of Grace

The Daughters of the Promise Novels

“Well-defined characters and story make for an enjoyable read.”


Romantic Times
review of
Plain
Pursuit

“A touching, heartwarming story. Wiseman does a particularly great job of dealing with shunning, a controversial Amish practice that seems cruel and unnecessary to outsiders . . . If you’re a fan of Amish fiction, don’t miss
Plain Pursuit
!”

— Kathleen Fuller, author of The Middlefield Family novels

His Love
Endures Forever

ALSO BY BETH WISEMAN

Need You Now

T
HE
D
AUGHTERS OF THE
P
ROMISE SERIES

Plain Perfect

Plain Pursuit

Plain Promise

Plain Paradise

Plain Proposal

T
HE
L
AND OF
C
ANAAN SERIES

Seek Me With All Your Heart

The Wonder of Your Love

N
OVELLAS FOUND IN

An Amish Christmas

An Amish Gathering

An Amish Love

An Amish Wedding

His Love
Endures Forever

A Land of Canaan Novel

Beth Wiseman

© 2012 by Elizabeth Wiseman Mackey

All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, scanning, or other—except for brief quotations in critical reviews or articles, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

Published in Nashville, Tennessee, by Thomas Nelson. Thomas Nelson is a registered trademark of Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Thomas Nelson, Inc., titles may be purchased in bulk for educational, business, fund-raising, or sales promotional use. For information, please e-mail [email protected] ThomasNelson.com.

Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.

Publisher’s Note: This novel is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. All characters are fictional, and any similarity to people living or dead is purely coincidental.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Wiseman, Beth, 1962–

  His love endures forever : a land of Canaan novel / Beth Wiseman.

      p. cm. — (A land of Canaan novel)

  ISBN 978-1-59554-888-7 (trade paper)

1. Amish—Fiction. 2. Colorado—Fiction. I. Title.

  PS3623.I83H57 2012
  813'.6—dc23                                                                                                                                                                                      2012021946

Printed in the United States of America

12 13 14 15 16 17 QG 6 5 4 3 2 1

To CBW

Contents

Pennsylvania Dutch Glossary

One

Two

Three

Four

Five

Six

Seven

Eight

Nine

Ten

Eleven

Twelve

Thirteen

Fourteen

Fifteen

Sixteen

Seventeen

Eighteen

Nineteen

Twenty

Twenty-One

Twenty-Two

Twenty-Three

Twenty-Four

Reading Group Guide

Amish Recipes

Acknowledgments

About the Author

  Pennsylvania Dutch Glossary

ab im kopp
—crazy or off in the head

ach
—oh

aentis
—aunts

baremlich
—terrible

boppli
—baby

bruder
—brother

danki
—thank you

daed
—dad

dochder
—daughter

dummkopp
—dunce

dumm
—dumb

Englisch
—non-Amish

Englischers
—non-Amish people

es dutt mir leed—
I am sorry

fraa
—wife

guder mariye
—good morning

gut
—good

hatt
—hard

haus
—house

kaffi
—coffee

kapp
—prayer covering or cap

kinner
—children or grandchildren

kumm
—come

lieb
—love

maedel
—girl

mamm
—mom

mammi
—grandmother

mei
—my

mudder
—mother

narrisch
—crazy

nee
—no

onkel
—uncle

Ordnung
—the written and unwritten rules of the Amish; the understood behavior by which the Amish are expected to live, passed down from generation to generation. Most Amish know the rules by heart.

Pennsylvania Deitsch
—Pennsylvania German, the language most commonly used by the Amish

rumschpringe
—running-around period when a teenager turns sixteen years old

schee
—pretty

sohn
—son

wedder
—weather

wie bischt?
—how are you?

ya
—yes

  
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