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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Friday, June 3, 2011

To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer

I recently read To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer and was gripped with the story she wove about a blacksmith and librarian. The book focused on the forgiveness and redemption we find through Christ. Despite the hurts and trials of our past, God is still able to reach beyond this, and provide healing.

Levi Grant comes to Spencer, Texas to fill the position as blacksmith. He is hesitant to reveal his recent release from time served in prison for an unintentional crime. Levi is a big man with a gentle heart. God has forgiven his past, but will the townspeople when they learn of his history?

Eden Spencer has shared her own sets of pain and disappointments from her earlier life. She buries herself in running the town lending library. Eden has no intention of being attracted to any man. Will she be able to let go of the hurts and learn to trust again?

I enjoyed this tale of an unlikely duo. I was often moved to tears throughout the book as the author portrayed God's redemption and healing. I highly recommend this new saga from Karen Witemeyer.

This book was provided free for review by Bethany House Publishers.

1 comment:

Danmark said...

The lessons about forgiveness that you will find on these pages are ones we all need to remember when we live our daily lives. It's easy to judge someone for where they live, how they dress, who their parents are, and their past mistakes, etc. But God loves the person, faults and all. And His forgiveness covers the mutitude of sins in each of our lives if we ask. We need to learn to let them go and allow people to move forward in the new life they are given through Christ.