The House That Love Built

The House That Love Built

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by Beth Wiseman
     
 

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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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594154485
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
04/05/2013
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
497
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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The House That Love Built 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this book. The book is packed with many characters who have their own unique story to tell. Right from a old dying man and the little kids, its a story that everyone can relate to. The author cleanly switched scenes among the characters and keeps you reading in a normal pace. The writing style is able to grab the require attention, there is emotion, humor and most likeable things in the book. Although the author dragged on some paragraphs, the whole plot is nice. Dialogues are powerful and so it the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a true fan of beth wiseman. I have not read any of her books that i haven't liked. I have read all her amish fiction books and i would rate all of them a 5. This book is not a amish but is more modern. It is a wonderful book and i would not hesitate to pick up another book that was not amish. She has become one of my favorite authors...i hope she keeps writing for a long time to come.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
Once you have finished this book the title becomes totally clear to you. Brooke Holloway, has lost the love of her life, her husband. She is raising two children, who are her salvation. She did state, that if it weren't for them, she would have thrown in the towel. When Owen Saunders, purchases the old Hadley mansion. His path crosses with Brook, as she owns the local hardware store, and he has a lot of work to do in restoring his new house. Owen is fighting his demons, he has lost his wife, Virginia, but to another man not death. He needs to forgive his ex, but can't find his way to do so. Brooke, is also struggling with forgiveness, her father left her family when she was a young child. He now wants back in her life, and Brook is determined not let him. There are a few other character in this story that will warm your heart, and some you will despise for the way they have treated a child. Throughout all, we find God seems to be in control of their lives, and all they have to do is listen. Some parts made me want to cry, they were so sweet. This is not a book to be missed, and the important word is "Family". I loved it, and wish I could continue on in their lives. There are really some interesting and very surprising things that happen here. Don't miss this! I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Group, and was not required to give a positive review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed many of Beth's books. For the most part I've been reading her Amish books. When I came across this book I decided to give it a try. It did not disapoint me!
StoutLover More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book! It's been hard finding Christian authors that can tell a beautiful love story without a lot of heartbreak. This book was wonderful to read and I hope Wiseman plans on writing more like it! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The House that Love Built by Beth Wiseman is the perfect combination of cute and sweet, if that can be said of a novel. I fell hard for the story of Brooke and Owen right from the beginning. It is the story of a man and a woman struggling with life shattering issues and both are taking the steps to deal with and at the same time avoid, which lets face it is the only way any of us know how. I fell hook, line, and sinker for the struggles Brooke and Owen are dealing with so much so that I felt like I was dealing with the issues along with them. I cannot write this enough but this novel was utterly believable and charming that I took a personal day and only read this wonderful, uplifting, and adorable novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again, we have too many plot spoilers ruining the book, after bragging how they got the book for free from the publisher, author, agent....whoever for their ' honest review'. Well, after all that bragging, that tells me the review will not be honest, that it will be a dishonest review because they gave you the book for free so you will of course give it a glowing 5 star review. Then you reveal every detail of the book by dissecting every sentence and chapter. That is so rude and inconsiderate to other readers. We dont get our books for free. We have to buy them, but thanks to plot spoilers like you, you destroy the reason to buy it. Why buy a book when you have already told everything that happens? Please bn, stop these plot spoilers from posting. Ban them, fine them, do something!
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
The House That Love Built is billed as a love story but it is so much more – it’s about finding a place in the world you can call home and realizing that family is more than the people you are related to.  Full review at BookTrib or RomanticReadsandSuch (dot) wordpress (dot) com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first Beth Wiseman book but it certainly won't be my last. The characters are well developed and the story is interesting and entertaining.
read74me More than 1 year ago
This is a great book!!!  This is a wonderful story about a widower that finds love again. I loved reading about her journey of finding love again and about her new untraditional family. I really loved this book so much I had trouble putting the book down because I wanted to know what was going to happen to her. Great love story. 
Karen_IN More than 1 year ago
This book was a light easy read, very enjoyable. I enjoyed the fact that reference was made to praying at appropriate times and I didn't have to worry about foul language. Recommended if you are interested in a pleasant story with a happy ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book! It's one I will definitely read over again! I only wish it was longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of twist and turns....wonderfully written. You will enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy reading. If you're in the mood for a light, feel-good book, you'll enjoy this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by this author and I was very impressed by her. The book will made you sad and then make you smile I enjoyed it very much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've not read anything from this author but was pleasantly surprised with a sweet story and how it was put together. Wholesome, loving, and a pleasant read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good character development, nicely interwoven story lines, wholesome family and faith love story- worth the time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. June 14th i think you're losing money for the company selling the book. You just told me the complete summary of the book. I was thinking about getting a sample and then possibly buying the book,but nevermind i already know what happens and why spend money for the book when you can tell me what happens for free? Thanks for ruining it for me. My rating is true depending on the complete summary by Ms. June 14th. Thank you for reading this i appreciate it.
Lindz2012 More than 1 year ago
What a way this book starts and how it ends is amazing. You get to see how a god works in a way though a completely different way. Brooke is trying to get over her grief of her husband. She caring for her two children. Though she also has her struggles. Owen is new in town. He buys a house that big for him out spite of his ex-wife. Owen starts doing repair in this house. There something adventures. There a big surprise that   you will not expect to happen. You learn about forgiving and you learn about how to handle grief.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i check the reviews, I DON'T NEED A PLAY BY PLAY DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK? All i need is "did you like it, trashy language and porn scenes." The last two are never neccessary archived immediately. This book had fantastic spiritual comtent without being preachy.
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Language: None. Other objectionable: Mention of an affair, kissing, flirting, mention of using illegal drugs, an abusive father, and a mother leaves her kid. Suitable for: Well, it's adult fiction, so I'd say adults and highschoolers would enjoy it. Pros: I loved the mystery combined with the romance.  It made it interesting, more than your average "boy meets girl, boy dates girl, boy proposes to girl, boy marries girl" type of fluffy romance.  The mystery surrounding the house provided a little bit of purpose to the story.  Owen & Brooke are great characters coming from similar backgrounds (one divorced, one widowed) but I think that Brooke's healing process was more developed than Owen's because she leaned heavily on her faith.  Owen basically gave up on God.  The extra characters also enhanced the book by providing backstory and a little side action other than the main plot. Cons: I do hate how the house was bought by Owen just to spite his ex-wife since Smithville is her ideal hometown.  That's a slap in the face to her.  I wish the house had been bought with no ulterior motives, but would that be too surreal to be true??  I don't know.  That's the only thing I can think of.