Skip to main content

"Need You Now", by Beth Wiseman

I stayed up late to finish, "Need You Now", and closed the last page with tears. This novel is so different from anything I have read from Beth Wiseman that it took me by surprise. I love her Amish Fiction, but this one really hit home.

It opens our heart to home, family and finding solace in a world that surges on perfection. The characters were so real and the writing so easy to follow. It just flowed. Not just the words, but the scenes before me.
We hide our hurts just as this family does and through their trials we see God's grace.

I loved watching these characters grow and find their way in a place they once weren't too sure about it, but now feels like home. Beth Wiseman faces issues of marriage, friendship, trust and teenage reality head on in her latest gem.

I loved the story line and all that this book holds. The message is pure and without a doubt shows us how God can bring beauty to ash.

This book was a gift from Thomas Nelson for it's review.

Friends, I too am having a GIVE-A-WAY of, "Need You Now". Thanks to B&B Media Group, I have 2 wonderful copies for you!! Follow this link, GIVE-A-WAY OF NEED YOU NOW, and once there, all you must do is leave a comment with your email so I can reach you! The winner will be announced Friday, April 20. So, come on and leave a comment. You just might be a winner!!


Anonymous said…
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said…
would you please delete my email
address. Thank you
I loved this book as well. Very realistic portrayal of the struggles of marriage and raising a family. Despite all the difficulties they face, the book overall is very hopeful, and I think most readers will be able to relate to the problems. It would also be a helpful book for someone who wants to understand what goes on in the mind of a teen who seems “perfect” on the outside but is dealing with life’s pressure in a very unhealthy way. Great book!(I already have a copy so you don't have to enter me in the drawing)
Anonymous said…
Yes I would love to enter the contest for the Beth Wiseman's new book..'Need You Now'.....haven't read it yet...but I have read a lot of Beth Wiseman's other books...and they are soo
Eileen Tarpy said…
I just started readinf Need To Know on my Nook today. So far I don't want to put it down but I must to recharge my Nook. SOOOO looking forward to reading more.
Anonymous said…
I love Amish reads. I always learn something about relationships and hard work of the simple life. jill w
Ruth Smith said…
The hardest part about reaing this book was waiting for Part 2 to come out to find out the rest of the story. Beth did a wonderful job transitioning from Amish stories to the Contemporary genre. Excellent characters and a story relevant to what families are dealing. Definitely 5 stars. I would love to have a paperback to lend to my friends. Ruth from Indiana
Hi i am a Beth Wiseman fan reader big time i have been wanting to read this book Need you now I would love to win it and read it..

Popular posts from this blog

The Illusionist's Apprentice by Kristy Cambron

I want to begin this review sharing two reviews I was blessed to do. The Butterfly and The Violinand A Sparrow in Terezin. For me these two novels were masterpieces. Works of such exquisite beauty. They showed that Kristy Cambron is gifted with the pen, a master storyteller. They remain two of my all-time top favorites. 
It was for this reason I was thrilled to be receiving a copy of The Illusionist's Apprentice. Once again Cambron shows us a masterpiece of bringing a story to readers that speaks of faith and our Lord. Although throughout the novel these aspects are not boldly proclaimed, but are masterfully weaved throughout the story. 
Magic and illusion are not the same. I love how she brings this truth. Love that the main character was an apprentice to the master of illusion. She takes the use of being an apprentice and walks that road with integrity and hope. When we choose to walk with Christ we are His apprentices. We are to walk as the main character, Wren Lockhart walked…

The One True Love of Alice-Ann by Eva Marie Everson

Oh, just where do I begin? This is the stuff in which great novels are made. I made my way through this richly beautiful novel turning page after page with such deep emotion and thought. I couldn't turn the pages quick enough, but I didn't want it to end to soon. It's one of those novels you could continue reading as long as there were pages. No page just made of fluff, words with no meaning on the page. Every single line in this novel created a story that will last in my heart forever. 
Ms. Everson, I am so happy stories of the war were shared with you. Oh, to have your Sunday school teacher share with you, "You can't choose who you fall in love with, but you can choose who you marry", is a blessing that has now enchanted your readers. What a story you have weaved together. History penned with such depth, detail, and a story that captures the heart. 
This lovely story begins in 1941. The war has started. Picture a family gathered around the Zenith to hear t…

The" I Am" Makes Us Think About What "i am"

In Genesis 1:26-27 it shares something valuable to each of us about who we are in God. We are created in His image. What I love about this verse below is that is says, "make man in OUR image". What's OUR? The trinity, God, the Holy Spirit, and Christ Jesus. Ponder that. I mean really go deep. We are make in THEIR image. 
"Then God said, "Let US make man in OUR image, according to OUR likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him, male and female He created them."
We are His workmanship. He knew us before we were ever born. He weaved us together within the womb, but even before then He planned our life perfectly for us. That's so much to ponder isn't it? 
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared…

The Glassblower by Petra Durst-Benning

I came across this selection on Amazon. I had seen so many reviews that it intrigued me. I had never read anything from this German author. The cover caught my attention as did the description of this novel. 
It's a part of a trilogy. I am getting ready to open up book 2, The American Lady. I cannot wait to begin. I tell you this book marveled me. I wasn't quite sure what to expect. What a journey into another time and place. 
We travel to Germany where this novel is set. The year is 1890 and we find ourselves in Lauscha, Germany. The author did a fantastic job at the perfect description of not only the area, but circumstance, and heart of the characters. Her writing style flows so easily that the pages almost turn themselves. 
The characters are easy to love. Three sisters who are now wondering, after their father had passed from this earth,  how they will now provide for themselves. It isn't going to be easy, but these sisters show us how to prevail over challenges that…

Unexpected Blessings

The last words my dad spoke to me from his hospital bed were, "Rob, take care of your mom." Those are words I have never forgotten. I have not only honored them for my dad, but for my mom. I too am commanded by my Father to honor my mother and father.
"Honor your father and mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the Lord your God is giving you." Exodus 20:12
My mom gave her life in caring for me. On my first birthday, my very first Christmas, was spent in the ICU as I was very sick with pneumonia. A little later I would burn myself with spilled coffee. A few years later I would tumble down many stairs and once again spent time in the hospital. 
I remember all the times I was sick and could feel my mom's hand brush against my forehead as she checked for fever. All the times she must have stayed up all night as I was sick. 
When I was little she would pour me a bowl of Raisin Bran. I loved it. Only I didn't like the raisins. She would take t…