Thursday, November 15, 2012


Danielle Kent (who is not Amish) is in love with Matthew Lapp (who is Amish).  Although he's Amish, his desire has always been to go to school and live in the Englisch world.  So when Danielle finds out she's pregnant with Matthew's child she thinks he'll be happy and want to marry her.  After all, he planned to leave anyway.  Danielle is devastated when Matthew chooses to walk away.  Now what will she do?  Danielle feels so alone.  Her best friend, Levi, gives her some comfort and support but they are from two different worlds.  Levi loves being Amish and trusts God for everything and Danielle knows she can't trust God for anything.  But God knows the plans He has for them and they are ones Levi and Danielle can only imagine.

Let me start first by saying that Amish fiction is not my usual genre.  But this story sounded very intriguing to me so I decided I'd like to try it.  WOW!  I am SO glad I did!  His Love Endures Forever is an amazing story.  I got caught up in the lives of these folks from the first page and devoured it in two sittings.  I had a hard time putting it down.  And although it is the third book in A Land of Canaan series, I didn't feel lost at all.   Levi is a man that you just fall in love with.  His sweet and gentle ways are so endearing.  Danielle was a sweet girl with a troubled past who wanted only to be loved.  The way Levi was with Danielle was awesome.  To me, it was a beautiful picture of God's love toward us.  The kind of love that changes hearts and lives.  I loved the dialog between them and especially when Levi used his special name for Danielle!  So sweet.  This story is loaded with lots of family dynamics that keep you glued to the pages to see what will happen next.  The ending was great but there were a few things left open that make me think there might be another book coming.  If you've never read Amish fiction before but would like to give it a try, His Love Endures Forever is one I would highly recommend.  I will be adding 'Seek Me with All Your Heart' and 'The Wonder of Your Love' to my reading list!

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Original edition (October 2, 2012)
ISBN-10: 1595548882
ISBN-13: 978-1595548887

*This complimentary copy provided by Thomas Nelson through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

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