Authors: Beth Wiseman
|His Love Endures Forever|
|Land of Canaan |
|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.
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.
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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
Song of the
“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
(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
“Wiseman’s voice is consistently compassionate and her words flow smoothly.”
With All Your Heart
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
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.”
“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
— Kathleen Fuller, author of The Middlefield Family novels
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A Land of Canaan Novel
© 2012 by Elizabeth Wiseman Mackey
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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.
Printed in the United States of America
12 13 14 15 16 17 QG 6 5 4 3 2 1
ab im kopp
—crazy or off in the head
es dutt mir leed—
I am sorry
—prayer covering or cap
—children or grandchildren
—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 German, the language most commonly used by the Amish
—running-around period when a teenager turns sixteen years old
—how are you?