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The House That Love Built by Beth Wiseman

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Brooke has only loved one man. Owen's heart is filled with bitterness. Can a mysterious house bring them together for a second chance at love?

In the small town of Smithville, Texas, Brooke Holloway is raising six-year-old Meghan and ten-year-old Spencer on her own two years after her husband's death. Being a single-mom and running the family's local hardware store keep her busy.

While Meghan longs for a daddy, Spencer has threatened to run away if Brooke even goes out on a date. But the last thing on Brooke's mind is falling in love. When a stranger moves to town and buys a house with a mysterious past, Brooke can't contain her curiosity. As she spends time with the new owner, she wonders if maybe God is giving her another chance at happiness.

Owen Saunders fled the big city to start over in a small, rural town famous for baking the world's largest gingerbread man. Then he bought an old house to restore-for all the wrong reasons. If anything needs restoration, it is Owen's heart in the aftermath of his failed marriage. With little hope and lost faith, Owen is tempted by happiness when he meets Brooke, but his heart remains sealed shut.
As they learn more about Owen's house, one thing becomes obvious to both of them: God has put them together for a reason.

Goodreads Summary

I don't know what it is like to be a single mother, but I think the author does a terrific job of portraying this difficult duty.  Brooke is torn in two different directions-her youngest, Meghan, wants a dad like she wants air while her oldest, Spencer, does not want change.  Sometimes it takes a little change to find something great, however.  When a new man moves to town and starts to spend time with Brooke, Brooke can't help but wonder if it's meant to be.

Owen, the love interest, isn't all what he seems to be.  Owen is still hurt over his failed marriage (who wouldn't be?) and trying to run away from it.  When he meets Brooke, he is afraid to let himself get hurt again.  Throughout the book the reader sees Owen slowly opening up to Brooke and I definitely rooted for them. This book is perfect for those seeking a light-hearted romance.

4 Stars

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  1. Unknown said...:

    This seems like a cute book, and Owen's past definitely sounds interesting.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    A second chance at love is always a good thing. I would like a shot at it the first time. ;) Sounds like a cute read.

  1. Aww, this sounds cute :')
    And also a bit mysterious, so that's cool. I kind of understand how Spencer is feeling, but I'm still a little shocked that she'd feel so strongly about it. Especially when Meghan really wants a dad. And Owen sounds interesting enough.
    Thanks for sharing(:

  1. Berenice said...:

    This one sounds great! I'm already half in love with little Meghan and Spencer. I'll definitely have to check this one out. Thank you! =D