I read "Twice Loved" last night and couldn't put it down until I finished. To me it was a sweet and loving book, so refreshing for these days and times! Wanda Brunstetter is so good at capturing the subtle details that mean so much in connecting with the characters and this book will hold your attention. It's also special due to being set in the World War II time frame. My parents talked about those days and this made it meaningful to me. I was surprised to see the recipes made during that Era, too. A surprise bonus!
Twice Loved is a sweet holiday story of recovering after loss and healing through peace and love. It has the warmth of Christmas memories and traditions, the history of a country recovering from war, and genuine Christian values for the whole family.
Twice Loved is also a sweet love story. It is not an intense plotline or filled with suspense, like some of Wanda's other books. Rather it is a gentle story with genuine characters and real heartaches. Wanda walks us through the healing process and delivers a great story of love after loss and healing after heartache.
I also like the extra pages of historical facts and war-time recipes. I look forward to trying many of the recipes. And my Christmas celebration will mean more since I have been reminded that not long ago our country faced Christmas very differently and had to struggle through war-torn Christmas celebrations. Thanks to the soldiers, their families and the country standing behind them, we can celebrate freely and fully. Merry Christmas!
And I highly recommend reading Twice Loved as a family Christmas tradition!
Two grieving souls, a second hand toy store, one thoughtful little girl, a teddy bear needing attention, a lost note found, a letter in a bible , a slightly sprained ankle, and Christmas all equal love; simple, beautiful love. If you enjoy simple love stories set in post-World War II, you will absolutely love this nostalgic story. Wanda Brunstetter has once again brought the simplicities of life and the power of God's love together to create Twice Loved, a Christmas novel. An absolute read!
This story reminded me to accept help from others with a grateful heart. The Lord sends his answers in many ways!
I was gifted a copy of the book by the published and ask for my honest opinion. The opinions expressed are mine alone.
This is a sweet tender story filled with love. The end of World War II brought a lot of heartaches and tears. Many women were left without a spouse, many children without a Father, the outcome of war.
Not only were there human loses but loses of jobs and income. Women trying to make a living not only for themselves but for their children too.
Author Wanda Brunstetter takes the loss of spouses and writes a heartwarming story of two people. Bev Winters, a widow, trying to make a living for her and her daughter while feeling the stark reality that she is now alone without a helpmate. Dan Fisher, alone because of the death of his wife.
Two people, both Christians, trying to live their life that honors God.
This story touched me in so many ways, as I too have lost a spouse. God has other plans for Bev and Dan. Will they listen to Him or will they try to handle their situations in their own way, too stubborn to let anyone else into their private lives?
I wish to thank Barbour Publishing and Wanda Brunstetter for allowing me the joy of reading and reviewing Twice Loved. It is a book that I will cherish for years to come. The opinions expressed are mine alone.