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Seek Me Wonder Of Your Love 2 In 1

Two 'Land of Canaan' Novels in One [Paperback]

by Beth Wiseman

    • Author

      Beth Wiseman

    • Book Format

      Paperback / softback

    • Publisher

      Thomas Nelson

    • Published

      October 2012

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    Product Description

    This special reprinting of two of Beth Wiseman’s heart-warming Amish country romances gives you more than 600 pages of compelling, compassionate drama from her classic ‘Land of Canaan’ series. An book for the bedside and a gift to introduce another to faith inspired romantic fiction, this double-story volume gives you the opening novels of this epic saga of faith, loyalty, tribulations and renewal in the Amish Detweiler family.

    ‘Seek Me with All Your Heart’ gives you an insight into the lives of an Amish family faced with tragedy and hardship. Taking the bold step to leave their beloved Lancaster County homeland, they bravely journey west. Resettling in Canaan, Colorado, they hope the distance will help erase their painful memories. But for David Stoltzfus, Canaan is not the ‘promised land’ he’d hoped for until he meets Emily, who stirs his heart and turns his mind to the future. With difficult situations honestly and realistically presented, this is a novel with humour, romance, tragedy and many lessons of life and faith.

    ‘The Wonder of Your Love’ continues the story that beagan with the Stolzfus and Detweiler family in the Amish community of Canaan, Colorado. Eli and Katie Ann are at the opposite ends of their family raising lives. At forty, Katie is widowed and raising her first. Widower, Eli, is looking to a slower pace of life after raising six children on his own. But when they meet, there is an instant connection as their friendship blossoms with romantic inklings on both sides. Katie Ann and Eli question if the plans they made for themselves are in line with God’s plans.

    From the author of the Amish series, ‘Daughters of the Promise’, this two novel value edition combines the adventure of seeking God with the romance and excitement of finding your true path – and true partner in love and life. “Wiseman’s voice is consistently compassionate and her words flow smoothly.” – Publisher’s Weekly.

    There are few more intriguing communities and ways of life than that of the Amish and Mennonite communities of Pennsylvania and the surrounding US states. Settling there almost 300 years ago, they have maintained their identity and independence, acquiring an almost mythical status. It’s not easy – and unfair to generalise about these communities, but here are a few ‘facts’ that make these communities unique and precious.

    Amish children only go to school through to the American 8th grade – that’s about age 12 to 13. All grades attend together in a one-room school house. Amish children (and adults) often ride around on scooters as a means of transport – though not the motorised variety! Amish boys and girls begin their search for a spouse when they turn 16. During this time, their given a lot of lee-way to ‘run wild’ - known as the ‘rumschpringe’, and they might even own and drive cars for a while. However, all this ends when they marry and accept their place in, and commitment to, the community’s faith and traditions.

    ‘Old Order’ Amish are forbidden to own cars but travel around in their iconic horse-drawn buggies, though they are permitted to accept rides from Englischers – the word for non-Amish people from outside their German-Dutch speaking communities. The strictest communities don’t use electricity as it is a connection to the outside world. Most families have a gas range, but a few still use wood-burning stoves to cook, heat food, and for warmth.

    A typical Amish day, if there is one, begins around 4:30 am with everyone turning in for the night around 8:30 pm. Keeping separate from the outside world is getting more difficult. There are no phones in the houses, but some families have one in the barn and all buggies must have lights and indicators out on the road. As well as the buggies, Amish beards and bonnets are the most noticeable features of community members. An Amish man does not shave his characteristic beard after he is married but moustaches are forbidden. Amish women never cut their hair and keep it covered in a scarf or bonnet depending on the traditions of the order.

    ‘Old Order’ church services are held every other Sunday in the homes or barns of families who take turns hosting the service. There is no dedicated church building or property, and any hymns and all Bible readings are spoken in an old German dialect. The ‘Ordnung’ is the written and unwritten rule of the Amish. This lays down the expected behaviour by which the Amish are expected to live. It is passed down from generation to generation and most Amish know the Ordnung by heart.

    If you’re thinking of visiting an Amish community, remember that it’s considered disrespectful to photograph Amish people. Like everything in their lifestyle, this is based on a biblical reference. The Amish represent an adherence to way of life disappeared from most of the western world. It might appear anachronistic, but it is a lifestyle choice. The Amish communities are not a theme park or a tourist attraction for the amusement of ‘modern’ society. Indeed, they are every bit as ‘modern’ as the communities of London or The Amazon, New York or The Steppes, Singapore or The Congo, Tokyo or the Sudan, and as such are deserving of respect rather than mere curiosity. – Les Ellison

    PUBLISHER'S DESCRIPTION: This special printing of two Beth Wiseman Amish classics gives you a limited edition featuring two Land of Canaan novels for the price of one.

    Seek Me with All Your Heart: Some Amish are moving west where the land is cheaper. Emily Detweiler’s family has a more personal reason. Tragedy struck in Ohio, so the Detweilers took the bold step of resettling in Canaan, Colorado, where they hope the distance will help erase painful memories. For David Stoltzfus, Canaan is turning out to be something other than the promised land he and his family anticipated. Fearing that a health condition will cut his life short, David plans to return to Pennsylvania as soon as he can. But then he meets Emily, who stirs feelings in his heart despite his apprehension about the future.

    The Wonder of Your Love: Katie Ann Stolzfus lives in the small Amish community of Canaan, Colorado. At forty she is widowed and raising her first child. Eli Detweiler came to Canaan for a wedding and a long vacation. Having raised six children following the death of his young wife, he is finally enjoying the slower pace of having no one to care for but himself. When Katie Ann and Eli meet, there is an instant connection, yet they both acknowledge that a romance would never work. He is done parenting, and she’s just begun. As their friendship blossoms into romantic feelings, Katie Ann and Eli question if the plans they made for themselves are in line with God’s plans.

    Specification

    • Author

      Beth Wiseman

    • Book Format

      Paperback / softback

    • Publisher

      Thomas Nelson

    • Published

      October 2012

    • Weight

      575g

    • Page Count

      608

    • Dimensions

      139 x 211 x 43 mm

    • ISBN

      9781401687557

    • ISBN-10

      1401687555

    • Eden Code

      4034401

    More Information

    • Author/Creator: Beth Wiseman

    • ISBN: 9781401687557

    • Publisher: Thomas Nelson

    • Release Date: October 2012

    • Weight: 575g

    • Dimensions: 139 x 211 x 43 mm

    • Eden Code: 4034401


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