cover image Seek Me with All Your Heart

Seek Me with All Your Heart

Beth Wiseman, Thomas Nelson, $14.99 paper (320p) ISBN 978-1-59554-824-5

Prolific Christian fiction author Wiseman (Plain Perfect) pens another Amish tale that has her characters relocating to Canaan, Colo. In this contemporary novel, Emily Detweiler and her Amish family move West a few months after she is brutally attacked in their Ohio town, but for Emily, the miles don’t erase nightmarish reminders of betrayal. Kidney transplant recipient David Stoltzfus and his family relocate from Pennsylvania in a move to start over and erase their growing financial debt. When these two meet, there isn’t anything like romance, but rather mutual distrust. Given their small community, Emily and David are forced to come to terms with their private pain and find measures of comfort in a fledgling friendship that seems destined to develop into a permanent marital bond. Wiseman’s voice is consistently compassionate and her words flow smoothly, yet the story of this Amish-set tale of love that overcomes all obstacles feels not exactly novel. (Oct.)