More Than Words Can Say (Patchwork Family, #2)
After fulfilling a pledge to a dying friend, Zacharias Hamilton is finally free. No family entanglements. No disappointing those around him. Just the quiet bachelor existence he's always craved. Until fate snatches his freedom away when the baker of his favorite breakfast bun is railroaded by the city council. Despite not wanting to get involved, he can't turn a blind eye to her predicament . . . or her adorable dimples.Abigail Kemp needs a man's name on her bakery's deed. A marriage of convenience seems the best solution . . . if it involves a man she can control. That person definitely isn't the stoic lumberman who oozes silent confidence whenever he enters her shop. Control Zacharias Hamilton? She can't even control her pulse when she's around him.When vows are spoken, Abigail's troubles should be over. Yet threats to the bakery worsen, and darker dangers hound her sister. Can she put ever more trust in Zach without losing her dreams of independence?

More Than Words Can Say (Patchwork Family, #2) Details

TitleMore Than Words Can Say (Patchwork Family, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 4th, 2019
PublisherBethany House Publishers
ISBN-139780764234118
Rating
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance, Christian

More Than Words Can Say (Patchwork Family, #2) Review

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    January 1, 1970
    Warning: extreme gushing ahead...Another top favorite of 2019!!! I absolutely adored every part of this book! While I've enjoyed every book by this author, I have two favorites that I just love to re-read- To Win Her Heart and Short-Straw Bride. More Than Words Can Say has now been added to that elite list- it gave me that special reading experience I crave- great characters and (I don't often use this word) *swoony* romance full of crackling chemistry, romantic tension, and longing for each oth Warning: extreme gushing ahead...Another top favorite of 2019!!! I absolutely adored every part of this book! While I've enjoyed every book by this author, I have two favorites that I just love to re-read- To Win Her Heart and Short-Straw Bride. More Than Words Can Say has now been added to that elite list- it gave me that special reading experience I crave- great characters and (I don't often use this word) *swoony* romance full of crackling chemistry, romantic tension, and longing for each other.Zach is a hero that sacrifices for others, he's a protector. He has a troubled past but has redeemed himself, even though he still struggles with forgiving himself. He's a bit like Mr. Darcy in that he's quiet and standoffish, but personable and charming with those closest to him. He and Abby were genuinely adorable when they engage in a little flirting and teasing. I loved seeing them warm up to each other so quickly and the laughter and delight they take in each other. A marriage of convenience that is affectionate from the start, they don't rush their boundaries but also don't keep their growing feelings a secret. Zach shows his love through actions more than words (although the scene where he uses his words is, again- adorable!) and Abigail recognizes that. Abigail also struggles with a trauma in her past and the way her former BFF and current archenemy is still punishing her for it. There is a strong message of forgiveness and healing through relying on faith in God to provide answers to our challenges that they learn together. I loved Abigail's grace and compassion, which make her a perfect match for our sacrificial hero. This is a story I'm already itching to re-read, and I highly recommend it!!! It works perfectly well as a standalone, but if you can, read the first book in the series since Zach is such an important character in that story and it will add to your understanding of him when you read this one.(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)
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  • Denise Hershberger
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book! I loved the marriage of convenience store, but I also loved the theme of forgiveness.One of the reasons I read Christian Fiction is because it includes spiritual truths. This book was full of reminders to trust God and also that he can forgive anything if we ask. Both are truly important reminders.I also appreciate the clean romance. This one was full of heated kisses, some flirting, and lots of love. It was an especially good romance to watch unfold. Probably one of my favori I loved this book! I loved the marriage of convenience store, but I also loved the theme of forgiveness.One of the reasons I read Christian Fiction is because it includes spiritual truths. This book was full of reminders to trust God and also that he can forgive anything if we ask. Both are truly important reminders.I also appreciate the clean romance. This one was full of heated kisses, some flirting, and lots of love. It was an especially good romance to watch unfold. Probably one of my favorites in historical fiction lately.I received an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley. This is my honest review.
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  • Deanne Patterson
    January 1, 1970
    This is the second book in the Patchwork Family series.I haven't read the first book yet but with plenty of back story I'm not lost in the story but will go back and read the first story.This story, it's just one of those books that make you happy sigh in delight!How fun that the author researched this book and it's a real place. It was a walk back in time down the street visiting the lumber yard with Zach and the bakery with Abigail. I loved this book, I mean really loved it, Abigail and Zach a This is the second book in the Patchwork Family series.I haven't read the first book yet but with plenty of back story I'm not lost in the story but will go back and read the first story.This story, it's just one of those books that make you happy sigh in delight!How fun that the author researched this book and it's a real place. It was a walk back in time down the street visiting the lumber yard with Zach and the bakery with Abigail. I loved this book, I mean really loved it, Abigail and Zach are such a delightful couple and you can feel the passion simmering in the background. Cheerful and humorous go hand in hand in this reading and will leave you eagerly anticipating the next installment in the series.Published June 4th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers.I was given a complimentary copy of this book. Thank you.All opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Brittany
    January 1, 1970
    More Than Words Can Say has skyrocketed to the top and is now probably my favorite Karen Witemeyer book! I enjoyed this story so much! It is book two in the series, yet can easily be read as a stand alone novel if you haven’t read book one.I love marriage of convenience stories and this novel is one of the best of this type of plot that I have read. I loved the commitment that Abby and Zach made to each other when they did decide to get married. I loved the tension between this husband and wife. More Than Words Can Say has skyrocketed to the top and is now probably my favorite Karen Witemeyer book! I enjoyed this story so much! It is book two in the series, yet can easily be read as a stand alone novel if you haven’t read book one.I love marriage of convenience stories and this novel is one of the best of this type of plot that I have read. I loved the commitment that Abby and Zach made to each other when they did decide to get married. I loved the tension between this husband and wife. And I loved the way they cared about each other and wanted what was good for each other, even as they were still getting used to the idea of being married.This story deals with being able to forgive not only others, but also yourself, and allowing yourself to accept God’s forgiveness for those things that need forgiving. There was a lot of character growth in both Zach and Abby. I liked them both at the beginning of the story, and loved the way they grew together by the end.I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.You can read this review on my blog:https://brittreadsfiction.wordpress.c...
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  • Susan Snodgrass
    January 1, 1970
    'While I believe in prayer and utilize that weapon every day, when one faces Goliath, it's best to have a rock in the sling. And he was the rock she planned to have on hand.'Karen Witemeyer brings us another novel in her Patchwork Family series and it's the best of the series in my opinion. In fact, I think it's just my favorite of all her work! Zacharias Hamilton is free now to live his life the way he sees fit. His adopted brother and sister are now both married and on their own and he settles 'While I believe in prayer and utilize that weapon every day, when one faces Goliath, it's best to have a rock in the sling. And he was the rock she planned to have on hand.'Karen Witemeyer brings us another novel in her Patchwork Family series and it's the best of the series in my opinion. In fact, I think it's just my favorite of all her work! Zacharias Hamilton is free now to live his life the way he sees fit. His adopted brother and sister are now both married and on their own and he settles down in the town of Honey Grove, Texas to live out his bachelorhood in peace. Until one day the sweet baker in town comes to his place of work and hands him a contract for marriage. She needs a man's name to put on the deed of her bakery so the town won't close her down. And he's her first choice. What? Zach immediately says no, yet he begins to rethink this, even though he knows Abigail Kemp only has a marriage of convenience in mine. He doesn't. They marry but threats to her bakery continue and even her sister seems to have trouble surrounding her. Zach is not one to let those under his protection suffer, so he decides that his wife and sister in law need a strong man to watch after them. Soon, however, Abigail begins to think maybe this man means more to her than just a way to keep her bakery and she thinks she wants his heart.I adored this book! Witemeyer's wit is such a fresh breath of air on the pages. I've watched Zach through the last two books and wished so badly that he had someone to truly love him for who he is. He is a true man of integrity, despite his horrible upbringing and treatment at the hands of those supposed to love him. His light shines through this book from beginning to end. Any woman would be proud to have a husband like Zach Hamilton. And the wonderful spiritual theme sings through all the way: God can make a way where there seems to be no way and He can use what was meant for evil and turn it into good. I've seen him do this in my own life. Well done!*My thanks to Bethany House Publishers and the author for a preview copy of this book. The opinions stated in this review are entirely my own.
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  • Inspirationalfictionreader
    January 1, 1970
    Let me start off by saying I loved this story! It’s my favorite Karen Witemeyer story to date, and it will be in my top reads of 2019!There’s really nothing I didn’t love about this story. I loved the time period, the setting, all the main characters, the theme of forgiveness that ran throughout, and the storyline! I mean who doesn’t love a marriage of convenience? Zach is my favorite character in this story! He gives so much of himself for others. He may come off stoic, but underneath he has a Let me start off by saying I loved this story! It’s my favorite Karen Witemeyer story to date, and it will be in my top reads of 2019!There’s really nothing I didn’t love about this story. I loved the time period, the setting, all the main characters, the theme of forgiveness that ran throughout, and the storyline! I mean who doesn’t love a marriage of convenience? Zach is my favorite character in this story! He gives so much of himself for others. He may come off stoic, but underneath he has a heart of gold. And when he says you’re part of his family, he means it! I loved how he took Abby’s sister, Rosa, under his wing to help her with her situation! I also really liked Abby. She was determined to keep her bakery and I loved how she did it. I also loved how Abby’s mother taught her that “no matter how hard things get or how many disappointments we face, there is always someone who is facing an even more difficult path. Therefore, we should count our blessings and remember that the best way to take our minds off our own troubles is to help someone else with theirs.” What a great lesson to learn! And that really summed up Abby! I also loved the message that we should choose faith in God over fear. Abby sums it up perfectly when she says, “I’ve chosen fear over faith more times than I can count. And every time I did, I ended up with regrets. When I chose faith, I didn’t always get the outcome I wanted, but I never regretted my choice, because I felt God beside me, holding my hand and lending me strength.” What a great message for all of us to remember, especially those of us who struggle with fear! I received a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.
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  • Jen.
    January 1, 1970
    .If you're a fan of rugged, kind of grumpy heroes, then More Than Words Can Say is the book for you!The characters in this book were great!! Though very different from each other, Zach and Abby balanced each other quite nicely. Abby's sister, Rosalind, was an instant favorite! Additionally, this wouldn't be a Karen Witemeyer book without a great villain!More Than Words Can Say was filled with humor, surprising twists, faith and romance. This is a marriage of convenience story and the stumbles an .If you're a fan of rugged, kind of grumpy heroes, then More Than Words Can Say is the book for you!The characters in this book were great!! Though very different from each other, Zach and Abby balanced each other quite nicely. Abby's sister, Rosalind, was an instant favorite! Additionally, this wouldn't be a Karen Witemeyer book without a great villain!More Than Words Can Say was filled with humor, surprising twists, faith and romance. This is a marriage of convenience story and the stumbles and awkwardness the characters face as they get to know each other delivered a sweet result!I happily recommend this fun book!! To purchase More Than Words Can Say, visit Christian Book Distributors!I received a complimentary copy of this book from Karen Witemeyer and Bethany House Publishers. A positive review was not required. All opinions expressed are completely my own.
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  • Paula Shreckhise
    January 1, 1970
    More Than Words Can Say by Karen Witemeyer is the second book in The Patchwork Family series. It takes place in 1896 in Honey Grove, Texas.This book is scrumptious and delectable— but what would you expect in a story about a baker and penned by Karen Witemeyer! Abigail Kemp is fit to be tied. The town council won’t allow a female owner of a business so she must find a male backer or sell the bakery she has inherited from her father. Abby comes up with a third option. She just has to find an elig More Than Words Can Say by Karen Witemeyer is the second book in The Patchwork Family series. It takes place in 1896 in Honey Grove, Texas.This book is scrumptious and delectable— but what would you expect in a story about a baker and penned by Karen Witemeyer! Abigail Kemp is fit to be tied. The town council won’t allow a female owner of a business so she must find a male backer or sell the bakery she has inherited from her father. Abby comes up with a third option. She just has to find an eligible bachelor to marry! Abby is a strong willed woman who knows what she wants and goes after it, but is surprised when her best laid plans for a marriage of convenience turn into something much more. Ms. Witemeyer has couched Abby’s thoughts in bakery terms:“Choosing a husband was much like choosing a good baguette. One looked for a strong outer shell, a tender interior, and most importantly, a tractabllty of dough to hold whatever shape the baker deemed appropriate.”Abby’s musings as she considers her options from the bachelor customers that frequent her bakery:“ Bachelor Number One sat by the window. Bran muffin and tea with sugar. Man and muffin shared a remarkable resemblance— both a bit squatty and thick around the middle with smooth, round tops. Abigail forced quirking smile back into a straight line. ‘ Be kind Abby. You might end up married to that muffin man.’”Abby is not the typical female lead character. She is big boned and sees herself as plump. She is keeping a secret and running from guilt. The winning bachelor, Zach Hamilton, is part owner of a lumber company and has a secret of his own that is hampering him. But Zach is kind, thoughtful and lets his actions speak of the growing affection he has for his wife. This story is sweet, saucy and a bit awkward as Zach and Abby take steps toward being a real husband and wife team. This one kept me chuckling but Ms. Witemeyer keeps it interesting by including a suspense thread that draws the characters closer and shows their true motives. I was glad to read this second book because the first one More Than Meets the Eye was a delight. The third one should be just as grand because it hints that it will be about Abby’s sister Rosiland. Recommend for fans of lighthearted Historical Christian fiction by a very adept author. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher on behalf of the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*
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  • Carole Jarvis
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2wVTSQdI haven’t yet read the first book in this series, More Than Meets the Eye, but I’m already in love with Karen Witemeyer’s Patchwork Family series. For fans of historical romance, there’s everything to like in Witemeyer’s new release, More Than Words Can Say. It’s been a while since I’ve read one of her books, and this story reminds me of why I enjoy them so much. The author creates characters that I fall in love with, engages my emotions, ins Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2wVTSQdI haven’t yet read the first book in this series, More Than Meets the Eye, but I’m already in love with Karen Witemeyer’s Patchwork Family series. For fans of historical romance, there’s everything to like in Witemeyer’s new release, More Than Words Can Say. It’s been a while since I’ve read one of her books, and this story reminds me of why I enjoy them so much. The author creates characters that I fall in love with, engages my emotions, inspires my daily faith walk, and makes me laugh.Choosing a husband was much like choosing a good baguette. One looked for a strong outer shell, a tender interior, and most importantly, a tractability of dough to hold whatever shape the baker deemed appropriate.I adore marriage-of-convenience stories, but have to say that the story of Zacharias and Abigail is a cut above others of this type. They’re the perfect counterpart for each other, exactly what was missing in their lives. And rather than fighting all the time, their relationship begins with witty flirtatious moments on top of sincere commitment. Abigail is a strong and independent businesswoman, frustrated by and determined not to be overcome by the town’s archaic law forbidding women to own businesses with city limits. Zacharias is a tender protector with a heart bigger than Texas. Strong on the outside, tender on the inside, definitely. But easily moldable? Don’t count on it! The chemistry between these two is wonderful.Spiritual themes are seamlessly woven throughout – themes like God’s providence, forgiveness and healing. I loved everything about More Than Words Can Say and look forward to much more from the talented Karen Witemeyer.Highly recommended.I received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit and Bethany House. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsAuthor Karen Withemeyer writes historical romance because she believes the world needs more happily-ever-afters. She wraps her stories with humor, but the underlying spiritual themes have her stories rise above many that saturate the market. Witemeyer's love for her home state of Texas is apparent in her flawless research and vivid descriptions of life in Honey Grove, Texas. "When had a practical solution for saving her bakery turned into an emotional campaign for a love match?"Abigail 4.5 starsAuthor Karen Withemeyer writes historical romance because she believes the world needs more happily-ever-afters. She wraps her stories with humor, but the underlying spiritual themes have her stories rise above many that saturate the market. Witemeyer's love for her home state of Texas is apparent in her flawless research and vivid descriptions of life in Honey Grove, Texas. "When had a practical solution for saving her bakery turned into an emotional campaign for a love match?"Abigail Kemp needs a man's name on her bakery deed to retain ownership of her family business. The search for a solution brings Abigail Kemp and Zach Hamilton into an unconventional alliance. This story is filled with humor and the chemistry between the two practically sizzles as each realize they may want more than just a business arrangement. But each hides secrets and guilt from the past that keeps each from experiencing peace and the ability to look ahead. Their personal struggles touched my heart. One of my favorite quotes:" Satan is the one who wants to increase our burden, to weigh us down with shame and despair, to steal our joy and the strength of the Lord that goes with it. Believing his lies instead of God's truth makes us weak."I found this story to be delightful. While the happily-ever-after is not a surprise, the journey as Abigail and Zach find the courage to open the hearts to each other will bring a happy sigh to readers. I look forward to reading more stories of this charming Patchwork Family in the future.I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely adored this book! 😍😍😍 I loved the characters. I loved the troupe. I loved the setting. I loved the chemistry. I loved the message. I loved the family. I LOVED IT ALL!The author wrote such a well rounded story, I never felt like anything was rushed or incomplete. Each character was perfectly formed and every problem was faced.I loved Zach! His silent, brooding, gruff self was truly hiding the biggest teddy bear with a massive heart underneath. He just doesn't express it in the same w I absolutely adored this book! 😍😍😍 I loved the characters. I loved the troupe. I loved the setting. I loved the chemistry. I loved the message. I loved the family. I LOVED IT ALL!The author wrote such a well rounded story, I never felt like anything was rushed or incomplete. Each character was perfectly formed and every problem was faced.I loved Zach! His silent, brooding, gruff self was truly hiding the biggest teddy bear with a massive heart underneath. He just doesn't express it in the same ways everyone else does, but once he considers you family you're locked in forever. He was exactly the kind of guy Abigail was looking for and needed.Abby was a great character! She was strong, brave, gracious and loving. She had a lot of insecurities because of the way she looked, but throughout the story Zach helps her realize that she is beautiful just the way she is, she is perfect just the way she is. Zach and Abby complemented each other so well! Not only did they make each other better, they built each other's relationship with God. They never judged each other, but chose to use each opportunity to learn and grow. They both had pasts that they tried to run away from and forget, but they leaned on each other worked through it all. They learned that man will fail you, but God never will.I LOVED that communication was actually a thing!! I have the hardest time reading and enjoying a book when the main characters don't talk to each other. These characters did not have that problem. They never held secrets from each other for very long. They talked everything out and that helped build a foundation for a strong relationship. They knew that if their marriage was going to be a good one they needed to get everything out on the table. Lots of healing took place throughout this book, and I enjoyed every minute of watching it happen. I'm looking forward to Rosalind's story as well. I rated this book a 4.5/5 stars. *I received this book from the publisher**I was not required to leave a review**All opinions are my own*
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  • Madison
    January 1, 1970
    I adore Karen Witemeyer’s writing and More Than Words Can Say exceeded all my expectations. Funny, sweet and deliciously romantic, this story of resilience, family and love was wonderful from beginning to end.Abigail will do anything to save her bakery and the livelihood of both her sister and herself - even if it means a marriage of convenience to satisfy the backwards ruling of the town council. When Abby asks Zach Hamilton - lumberjack, brooding type and overly handsome - to marry her she isn I adore Karen Witemeyer’s writing and More Than Words Can Say exceeded all my expectations. Funny, sweet and deliciously romantic, this story of resilience, family and love was wonderful from beginning to end.Abigail will do anything to save her bakery and the livelihood of both her sister and herself - even if it means a marriage of convenience to satisfy the backwards ruling of the town council. When Abby asks Zach Hamilton - lumberjack, brooding type and overly handsome - to marry her she isn’t surprised when he initially turns her down. Even more surprised when he later agrees to her business-partner-based marriage. But as threats to the newly formed family arise, Abby and Zach will have to decide if building their marriage is worth revealing the secrets of the past.More Than Words Can Say has so many ticks in the pros column:Written by Karen Witemeyer (one of my favourite historical Christian romance writers). TickMarriage of convenience story. TickStory about baking (food. I’m a fan). Tick.Story about a headstrong, courageous and independent woman. Tick.Story about a strong, happy-as-a-bachelor, protective man who falls for the headstrong woman. Tick.“Choosing a husband was much like choosing a good baguette.” And that quote pretty much sealed my love for this book - and that was only the first few pages. I adored every humour-laced, secret sharing, will-they-won’t-they, steamy, swoon-worthy, delicious moment of More Than Words Can Say. I loved the historical town setting. Loved the characters, from strong yet vulnerable Abby to protective but surprisingly loving Zach. I loved the story of arrangement of convenience to love and every tense, tantalising moment in between.If you are a fan of Witemeyer’s books or a keen newcomer, you are sure to delight in More Than Words Can Say.The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.Find more reviews, reading age guides, content advisory, and recommendations on my blog Madison's Library
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  • Monique
    January 1, 1970
    If you see the name Karen Witemeyer, you already know that it will be extremely entertaining and sweet. Even the books I liked lesset than the others I still like far better than any other Christian historical fiction author. So it will be no suprise that this book has 4 stars really! Not 5 I’m afraid, there were a few details I liked less. What stood out for me, is the awesomeness of a plus sized main character! Abigail is very uncertain about her looks and I loved to read about that as many cu If you see the name Karen Witemeyer, you already know that it will be extremely entertaining and sweet. Even the books I liked lesset than the others I still like far better than any other Christian historical fiction author. So it will be no suprise that this book has 4 stars really! Not 5 I’m afraid, there were a few details I liked less. What stood out for me, is the awesomeness of a plus sized main character! Abigail is very uncertain about her looks and I loved to read about that as many curvy women have self esteem issues. I don’t know about you but I’d rather read about real women than the normal pretty type with freckles. Also I want to try allll the bread. However, I didn’t like how other woman were a little bit mistreated because they cared about their looks and looking pretty batting eyelashes when that’s basically the role society has pushed them in, leaving them no other choice. Karen’s earlier book A Tailormade Bride dealt with this prejudice against frilly women very well, and I get why it happens plotwise, but I’d have liked it more if it was omited, especially combined with the evil former best friend. But these are minor issues, I loved the plot so much it didn’t really stood out to me but I do want to mention it. I loved Zach in More than Meets the Eye and he absolutely didn’t disappoint! He’s a bit of a bad boy with a big heart. And I looooved the romance in this book, there were many sweet moments where they opened up and slowly came to know each other. I think the plot was very original and the characters are amazing as always! Abby is an amazing person, very kind and thoughtful. And the side characters Reuben en Rosalind were very good and very real!! Reuben gave both ridiculous and awesome advice and his singing is adorable. I’m pretty sure we’re gonna see Rosalind again yay! I binge read this book in basically a day and am a bit bummed I have to wait another year for a new fullsized novel even though I know that is fast lol! All in all, this is the perfect vacation novel when you’re not too hungry because trust me, Abby’s cooking will make you want to eat allll the pastries!!!
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  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    ‘He wanted to throw open the cellar door and let all his secrets escape so her light could shine into his dark places. Yet at the same time, he wanted to padlock that door shut and never risk her disappointment.’Zach's past and his struggle in the present really touched me. I cried through one particular scene. Witemeyer really makes the characters come alive on the page. More Than Words Can Say might be one of the most descriptive books I’ve read so far this year. I mean listen to this:‘This wa ‘He wanted to throw open the cellar door and let all his secrets escape so her light could shine into his dark places. Yet at the same time, he wanted to padlock that door shut and never risk her disappointment.’Zach's past and his struggle in the present really touched me. I cried through one particular scene. Witemeyer really makes the characters come alive on the page. More Than Words Can Say might be one of the most descriptive books I’ve read so far this year. I mean listen to this:‘This wasn’t how the evening was supposed to go. He and Abby were supposed to be sitting on a blanket by the creek, eating fancy hotel food, and sharing kisses. Not standing in the middle of an emotional briar patch, confessing secrets that held the power to destroy everything they’d built.Yet in the midst of that poisonous bramble, a gentle hand alit on his arm, and his barbed surroundings retracted some of their thorns.’Wow. An emotional briar patch. Can’t you just see it? All those ‘thorns’ (lies from the enemy) poking and prodding and drawing blood? How many of us can relate to this?? I’m telling you, Witemeyer has outdone herself with this story. And the scene doesn’t stop there. It gets even better because once the truth comes out then Abby has a choice of how to respond, either with condemnation or gentleness, just like we have that same choice when someone shares deep pain with us.I highly recommend reading both books so you get the full measure of Zach and his beautiful patchwork family! More Than Words Can Say is a fantastic story filled with drama, wit, and love. Fans of historical fiction with a strong redemptive theme will enjoy this book. I received a copy of the book from the publisher. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. No compensation has been received.
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  • Maureen Timerman
    January 1, 1970
    An archaic law makes this story, but they did really exist, and the author has used this one with in a very clever way!Now this is the second book in this series, but there are some updates, so you won’t be totally lost, but the first is equally as good!There are few chuckles here, and some serious sad moments, that lead to a lifelong grudge, but you have to wonder if the evil is about to prevail.I enjoyed this read, and the pages flew, there was a sense of loss as the last page was turned, I wa An archaic law makes this story, but they did really exist, and the author has used this one with in a very clever way!Now this is the second book in this series, but there are some updates, so you won’t be totally lost, but the first is equally as good!There are few chuckles here, and some serious sad moments, that lead to a lifelong grudge, but you have to wonder if the evil is about to prevail.I enjoyed this read, and the pages flew, there was a sense of loss as the last page was turned, I wanted to continue with the lives of these characters!You don’t want to miss this one!I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Bethany House, and was not required to give a positive review.
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  • Tressa (Wishful Endings)
    January 1, 1970
    MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY is another delightful read from this author and series! Readers will easily fall in love with these characters and cheer them on as they try to find their happily-ever-after.I just plain adored these characters! Abby is one of those characters that is so easy to relate to. She's hard-working, loyal, sweet, with a heart of gold. Zach is rough around the edges and somewhat gruff, but he also has a soft heart and is fierce in protecting his own. I loved their interactions an MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY is another delightful read from this author and series! Readers will easily fall in love with these characters and cheer them on as they try to find their happily-ever-after.I just plain adored these characters! Abby is one of those characters that is so easy to relate to. She's hard-working, loyal, sweet, with a heart of gold. Zach is rough around the edges and somewhat gruff, but he also has a soft heart and is fierce in protecting his own. I loved their interactions and I especially loved how Zach didn't let Abby storm off or turn away from him. He stopped and sorted things out right then. I also loved seeing their relationship develop and love grow, leading to plenty of swoon-worthy scenes. The story also has plenty of moments when I wasn't sure how things would turn out, keeping things interesting to the very end.In the end, was it what I wished for? I thoroughly enjoyed reading this from beginning to end. It did have some more mature content as the characters tried to figure out their roles as husband and wife, so I'd recommend it to older readers, but I definitely recommend it!Content: Some innuendo, content related to marital relations, but clean.Source: I received a complimentary copy from the the publisher through Celebrate Lit, which did not require a positive review nor affect my review in any way.
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    Karen has done it again! Karen's books are always at the top of my must read and favorite lists and this one is no exception. I have been eagerly awaiting Zach's story for a year and it did not disappoint in the least. It was going to take a special woman to claim Zach's heart and Karen created a perfect counterpart in Abigail. She is going to be one of my most favorite of Karen's characters, and while Amos is still my favorite of Karen's heroes, Zach is a VERY close second! More Than Words Can Karen has done it again! Karen's books are always at the top of my must read and favorite lists and this one is no exception. I have been eagerly awaiting Zach's story for a year and it did not disappoint in the least. It was going to take a special woman to claim Zach's heart and Karen created a perfect counterpart in Abigail. She is going to be one of my most favorite of Karen's characters, and while Amos is still my favorite of Karen's heroes, Zach is a VERY close second! More Than Words Can Say is full of great characters from Zach and Abigail to a very well crafted villain(who in all honesty, I would love to see her redemption story!) and some adorable kiddos. This book was one I devoured! If you enjoy great historical Christian Fiction with lots of heart and humor and a great faith message, then this is the book for you!I received this book from the author and was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts are my own.
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  • Monica
    January 1, 1970
    I am honestly not sure I have all the words I need to say about how I feel about this wonderful book. I truly enjoyed this whole book. Witemeyer kept my interest all the way through and she kept me wanting more. She created characters that I wanted to know better. Characters that I rooted for and characters that I pitied and saw the need to pray for. The hard part of these great series books is that I have to wait for the next book to come out to continue reading. I truly wish I could go on afte I am honestly not sure I have all the words I need to say about how I feel about this wonderful book. I truly enjoyed this whole book. Witemeyer kept my interest all the way through and she kept me wanting more. She created characters that I wanted to know better. Characters that I rooted for and characters that I pitied and saw the need to pray for. The hard part of these great series books is that I have to wait for the next book to come out to continue reading. I truly wish I could go on after reading this one. I so appreciate how easily it appears that Witemeyer weaves faith into these stories. They aren't preachy--instead they showcase characters who behave like real people and have real faults and struggles. Yet, with God they overcome. Oh, not everything works out perfectly. That isn't how real life is and that isn't how this book went either. But the important thing is that Zach and Abby looked to God to help them through the challenges. I also like how easily Witemeyer seems to weave some humor in to the story. She made me giggle a few times. . .and I shed a few tears for these characters that I came to know and love. I just plain had all the feels. I think if you give More Than Words Can Say, or her first book in the series, More Than Meets the Eye, a try, you will too.A Few Favorite quotes:Zach tried to ignore the taste of hypocrisy on his tongue. It was a miracle he hadn't smacked her to the ground, swing that protruding log from his eye while he lectured her on how to clean the speck from her. (page 149) If she'd learned anything from her escalating troubles with Sophia, it was that dwelling on past pain and injustice poisoned one's soul. That was not a path she wanted to walk. (Page 305)"Do you know why we deliver leftover read to the widows, Abby?""Because the Bible says to care for those who are in need?""Yes. But there's another reason, one that benefits us.""We don't have to try to sell day-old bread?""Her mother chuckled, "No you little goose. It reminds us that no matter how hard things get or how many disappointments we face, there is always someone who is facing an even more difficult path. Therefore we should count our blessings and remember that the best way to take our minds off our own troubles is to help someone else with theirs."I received this book as gift from the publisher and the author. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the books.
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  • Trixi
    January 1, 1970
    Choosing a husband was much like choosing a good baguette. One looked for a strong outer shell, a tender interior, and most importantly, a tractability of dough to hold whatever shape the baker deemed appropriate. Abigail needed a good baguette by the end of the week. Karen Witemeyer is best known for the unconventional & out-of-the-ordinary in her books. In More Than Words Can Say it was the marriage-of-convenience proposal by Abigail. My favorite theme in a book, so I knew I was in for Choosing a husband was much like choosing a good baguette. One looked for a strong outer shell, a tender interior, and most importantly, a tractability of dough to hold whatever shape the baker deemed appropriate. Abigail needed a good baguette by the end of the week. Karen Witemeyer is best known for the unconventional & out-of-the-ordinary in her books. In More Than Words Can Say it was the marriage-of-convenience proposal by Abigail. My favorite theme in a book, so I knew I was in for a real treat! She didn't do it for love, but to save ownership of the bakery she inherited after her fathers death. The top three candidates who frequented her bakery every morning were the contenders, but only one could take the prize home. Witemeyers signature wit comes out in the choosing: Unfortunately, Mr. Beekman was nearing fifty and had breath that could kill a bread dough's rise at twenty paces. Obviously she doesn't choose him, but I just thought Abigial's inner musings about each of the men was hilarious! She's desperate and desperate times often leads to desperate measures. I missed Zach after he took off on his own at the end of More Than Meets the Eye and I'm so glad Witemeyer gave him his own story! Quiet, contemplative, and a man of few words he shows his feelings more than verbally expresses them. When Abigail presents him with the marriage bargain contract, his plans of bachelorhood go right out the window! She brings out the protective instinct in him and has his heart stuttering with the small amount of attraction for the pretty baker. Though this is a business deal, he finds himself having difficulty keeping his feelings at bay. Can these two form a true partnership both in business and matters of the heart? With every story Witemeyer pens I find myself saying it's her best yet and this was no exception. Between her wit & humor, the unconventional elements, her characters I come to love, the uplifting spiritual truths, and the story to get lost in, it's the whole package for me. I also love the growth I find in her heroes & heroines...both Zach and Abigial try to hide painful pasts that can affect their relationship. What I really liked about this, is instead of burying them deeper, they eventually talk it out. Circumstances forced them to face them and move on, thus bonding them closer. I also really loved Abigail's sister Rosalind, they had a rock solid relationship that shows in everything. She too, has a past she's ashamed of and once that comes to light, she can finally be free of the regrets she's harbored for too many years. I'm hoping her story comes next because she's a young lady I came to care about. “I've chosen fear over faith more times than I can count. And every time I did, I ended up with regrets. When I chose faith, I didn't always get the outcome I wanted, but I never regretted my choice, because I felt God beside me, holding my hand and lending me strength”~Abigail I loved this book for everything mentioned here and more! Witemeyer knows how to engage the reader and keep them turning pages while reminding them of the promises God's given us through her characters lives. I always look forward to her next story. *I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House Publishers and was under no obligation to leave a favorable review. All opinions are my own. *
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  • Faye
    January 1, 1970
    Abby took over the running of the family bakery after the death of her father, but due to an archaic law she has until the end of the month to get a man's name on the deed. She devises a marriage of convenience to keep her business, but will she lose her heart in the process?Zach is a man of few words, but also a man of his word. Getting married was never part of his plan, he never considered himself marriage material. Strong and silent he doesn't crack under pressure either. He admires Abby for Abby took over the running of the family bakery after the death of her father, but due to an archaic law she has until the end of the month to get a man's name on the deed. She devises a marriage of convenience to keep her business, but will she lose her heart in the process?Zach is a man of few words, but also a man of his word. Getting married was never part of his plan, he never considered himself marriage material. Strong and silent he doesn't crack under pressure either. He admires Abby for her faith and determination. Abby has never been popular with the young men, she likes to keep the background, convinced that men don't find her attractive. Abby loves her family and has great business sense. She looks to the faith of her family to encourage her during difficult times. One of my very favorite Karen Witemeyer books of all time, great romantic tension and interaction between Abby and Zach. I didn't want to put this book down, yet at the same time I didn't want it to end. I loved the close bond that the sisters share, as well as Abby's friendship with Lydia. Though part of a series, it reads as a stand alone, set in a different town and a whole new cast of characters. I loved how relatable Abby was with her insecurities about her looks, and how she learns to move past that and see herself as others do. Neither Zach or Abby are perfect people and their marriage might not have been the perfect situation, but they make the best of it, keeping their heads, treating each other with respect and supporting each other through the hard times. A memorable read, full of romance, faith, and family. I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    January 1, 1970
    More Than Words Can Say is the first book I have read by author, Karen Witemeyer, but it definitely won't be the last. I really enjoyed this story and read it quite quickly, totally caught up in Abby's and Zach's story. What started as a marriage of convenience for Abby was always more to Zach. Watching them dance around their feelings for one another and not wanting to upset or scare off the other, allowed them to get to know what a truly wonderful person their spouse was and I loved watching t More Than Words Can Say is the first book I have read by author, Karen Witemeyer, but it definitely won't be the last. I really enjoyed this story and read it quite quickly, totally caught up in Abby's and Zach's story. What started as a marriage of convenience for Abby was always more to Zach. Watching them dance around their feelings for one another and not wanting to upset or scare off the other, allowed them to get to know what a truly wonderful person their spouse was and I loved watching them fall in love.This is a story of love, taking care of your family both financially and emotionally, faith, trusting God and forgiveness. Being unable to forgive themselves and others caused characters in the story to hurt themselves by making the wrong decisions as well as hurting others. I did not like Sophia very much in this story due to her despicable actions towards Abby. Unable to forgive Abby for an accident many years before had her doing whatever she could to make Abby's life miserable, eventually causing her husband to make some serious decisions. Rosie, Abby's sister, also had to learn from a major mistake in her life. The support of both Abby and Zach helps her to move on. There are so many characters in the book to love from Zach's partner and his family to the widows who Abby sends her leftovers to at the end of the day, the town is full of wonderful characters. Abby's love of her Lord is evident, and when she finally gives it up to God, she is at peace that whatever he has in mind for her, it will be what she needs. A great story, with great characters, and a wonderful message. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
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  • Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
    January 1, 1970
    See Full review at: https://joyofreadingweb.wordpress.com... I loved every moment spent reading this fun, page-turning story! This story captivated my imagination and the delightful characters captured my heart. I found myself more than once laughing out loud, and talking to the book as if my new character friends could hear me.After meeting Zacharias in the last book, I was super excited to hold his story in my hands and get to know more about this quietly brooding hero. Zach quickly found his See Full review at: https://joyofreadingweb.wordpress.com... I loved every moment spent reading this fun, page-turning story! This story captivated my imagination and the delightful characters captured my heart. I found myself more than once laughing out loud, and talking to the book as if my new character friends could hear me.After meeting Zacharias in the last book, I was super excited to hold his story in my hands and get to know more about this quietly brooding hero. Zach quickly found his way into my heart. He tends to keep others at arm’s length with his scowls and grunts for answers. But his heart is big and he loves much deeper than he lets on.Abigail is just such a sweet heroine. I wanted to hug her and invite her over to put up her aching feet and enjoy a cup of tea. I just know we’d hit it off right from the start! Abigail had to grow up fast when her mother died. She has carried the weight of responsibility of her younger sister and the bakery on her shoulders for far too long.I loved the character growth that we get to see as the story progresses, and how we can each learn and take something away from the story. Maybe you need to hear that God loves you just the way you are, dimples and all. Or Maybe you need to hear that no sin is too big for God to forgive. It could be that you, like me needed to be reminded that we need to wait on God and not run ahead and try to fix the problem.With fun to be had, lessons to learn, and laugher to enjoy, trust me when I say that you won’t want to miss your opportunity to pick up a copy of this fully engaging story!(I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists and/or authors, including netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own.)
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  • Suzie Waltner
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 StarsY’all, I loved Zach Hamilton! Despite his insistence he wants his freedom and doesn’t want to be tied down by obligation, he’s a protector at heart. A fact which is proven over and over with his interactions with both his new wife and his new sister-in-law. He’s also an adorably clueless male when it comes to interaction with the fairer sex (although he is one hundred percent male when it comes to marital expectations).The interactions between Abby and Zach alternate between awkward, te 4.5 StarsY’all, I loved Zach Hamilton! Despite his insistence he wants his freedom and doesn’t want to be tied down by obligation, he’s a protector at heart. A fact which is proven over and over with his interactions with both his new wife and his new sister-in-law. He’s also an adorably clueless male when it comes to interaction with the fairer sex (although he is one hundred percent male when it comes to marital expectations).The interactions between Abby and Zach alternate between awkward, tense, and adorable before and after they become husband and wife. Abby might be all goodness and kind-hearted but she’s also fierce about protecting what’s hers. And the bakery, her sister, and even Zach are hers.The theme of forgiveness is examined from a few different angles—from letting go and letting God to forgiving everyone but yourself and on to the deep-rooted bitterness that occurs when forgiveness is refused to be given.With an extra dash of humor and a full serving of heart, Karen Witemeyer delivers a story of family, faith, and finding your happily-ever-after when you aren’t even seeking it. More Than Words Can Say is one historical romance you won’t want to miss.Disclosure statement:I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    Let me preface this by saying I absolutely LOVE the cover. It is so cute! I also love the attraction between Abigail and Zach and his matchmaking friends. I also love Ms. Witemeyer's voice. I're read some of her novellas before but this is the first full-length novel I've read by her.MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY is a cute retelling of the tried and true marriage of convenience plot line in romances. Instant sexual tension. And, of course, both parties bit off more than they bargained for. Abigail is Let me preface this by saying I absolutely LOVE the cover. It is so cute! I also love the attraction between Abigail and Zach and his matchmaking friends. I also love Ms. Witemeyer's voice. I're read some of her novellas before but this is the first full-length novel I've read by her.MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY is a cute retelling of the tried and true marriage of convenience plot line in romances. Instant sexual tension. And, of course, both parties bit off more than they bargained for. Abigail is strong-willed and wants what she wants and Zach isn't the silent pushover she'd hoped for. No way. He is very much a man's man.Add a light mystery, stir well, and you end up with a delicious historical romance with fun flavored additions. You won't want to miss MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY. Grab a copy while it's hot.I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
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  • Nancy
    January 1, 1970
    I am so glad that Zacharias Hamilton got his own story! And Abigail was the best match for him. They have a business arrangement to save her bakery. A marriage of convenience. Zach has found 2 more people to protect. This a very sweet story in more than just the bakery sense! You’ll find yourself wanting a sweet roll and staying up late to finish this one! There are some great secondary characters that I hope to see in future books as well. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All I am so glad that Zacharias Hamilton got his own story! And Abigail was the best match for him. They have a business arrangement to save her bakery. A marriage of convenience. Zach has found 2 more people to protect. This a very sweet story in more than just the bakery sense! You’ll find yourself wanting a sweet roll and staying up late to finish this one! There are some great secondary characters that I hope to see in future books as well. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All views stated are my own.
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  • Kristen
    January 1, 1970
    I have really grown to enjoy reading Karen Witemeyer's books. They are light hearted, fun, and full of great characters. More than Words Can Say is no exception. Such a delightful read. Definitely recommend if you are looking for a light and fun love story.***I was given a copy of this book by the publisher and author. All thoughts expressed here are my own.
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  • Kailey
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book! The storyline was very enjoyable and had a great message of forgiveness. I loved Abigail and Zacharias! They were such a great pair! I’m really looking forward to reading more books by Karen Witemeyer! I highly recommend this book!I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
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  • Marguerite Gray
    January 1, 1970
    I think I have read every one of Karen Witemeyer’s novels. This one is especially exciting because it takes place in Honey Grove, Texas, a place that is very close to where I lived for a few years. Karen captures the 1896 essence of this charming town though the lives a bakery owner, Abigail Kemp and her sister. Behind the day-to-day running of the business, the sisters are hiding secrets. Abigail takes her predicament seriously and decides she must have a husband.It amazes me that even today we I think I have read every one of Karen Witemeyer’s novels. This one is especially exciting because it takes place in Honey Grove, Texas, a place that is very close to where I lived for a few years. Karen captures the 1896 essence of this charming town though the lives a bakery owner, Abigail Kemp and her sister. Behind the day-to-day running of the business, the sisters are hiding secrets. Abigail takes her predicament seriously and decides she must have a husband.It amazes me that even today we run into people who display so much power that many lives are altered. The lesson in this novel shows that God has a plan even when it seems the powerful people are in control.
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  • Maggie Boyd
    January 1, 1970
    Fans of Karen Witemeyer know that she excels at writing sweet, subtly sexy Western romances which are full of charm and joy. Her genuine, heartwarming stories never fail to bring a smile to my face and her latest book,More Than Words Can Say, completely met that expectation. It’s the second novel in a series but works perfectly as a standalone.Thanks to her dad, Abigail Kemp has lived a life defined by misogyny. Just when she thought she was past that, the town council delivers a nasty surprise Fans of Karen Witemeyer know that she excels at writing sweet, subtly sexy Western romances which are full of charm and joy. Her genuine, heartwarming stories never fail to bring a smile to my face and her latest book,More Than Words Can Say, completely met that expectation. It’s the second novel in a series but works perfectly as a standalone.Thanks to her dad, Abigail Kemp has lived a life defined by misogyny. Just when she thought she was past that, the town council delivers a nasty surprise – the bakery she inherited is now in violation of the law because only men are allowed to own businesses within the city limits. Abigail can either sell the business to a man and work for him or find a husband. She’s not pleased about either option but it doesn’t take her long to figure out that a marriage of convenience will be the best solution. The deadline delivered by the mayor gives her only two weeks to pick a suitor in a small town with a serious shortage of bachelors.Her primary qualification for a husband is “a tractability of dough” that would “hold whatever shape the baker deemed appropriate.” Which leaves her daily customer Zacharias Hamilton out of the running. He might make flutters dance in her chest when they exchange a morning nod over his preferred sticky buns and black coffee order but the man lacks the malleability she’s looking for in a groom. The only problem is, her other choices are a mama’s boy whose mama doesn’t think a baker is good enough for her baby and a church deacon whose breath could “kill a bread dough’s rise at twenty paces.” After some deep deliberation, Abigail musters her courage and proposes to Zach, complete with a contract outlining the benefits of the marriage for each of them.Zach’s days of involving himself in other people’s troubles are past. He took on the raising of a family at thirteen and has done plenty of things he’s none too proud of in order to keep a roof over their heads and food in their bellies. He’d noticed that Abigail was tense and unhappy recently but had determined to simply appreciate the fact that her personal troubles weren’t interfering with her ability to brew a good cup of coffee or provide delectable baked goods for his morning repast.He turns down Abigail’s original proposal courteously, but he finds it harder to say no when her younger sister Rosalind corners him later that afternoon and pleads with him to accept it and protect the two ladies from harm. It seems young Rosalind has gotten herself into a spot of trouble, and without the bakery to live in and a strong brother-in-law to protect her, she is confident that trouble will grow until it destroys both her and Abigail. Zach reluctantly takes a second look at Abigail’s contract outlining the terms of their marriage and assures her he will agree to all her terms if she agrees to one of his: marital relations must be part of the deal. Flustered by his physical interest in her but delighted at the chance to save her bakery, Abigail agrees.There’s nothing better than a typical romance plot done well and that’s exactly what More Than Words Can Say is. See the rest of my review at https://allaboutromance.com/book-revi...
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  • Connie Saunders
    January 1, 1970
    Abigail Kemp is an excellent baker but she can't have her own business because of a city council ruling that says that only a man can own a business in Honey Grove, Texas in 1896. She realizes that the only solution is to find a husband and she finds the perfect candidate. Marriage is the farthest thing from her perfect candidate's mind but suddenly, Zacharias Hamilton finds himself married to Abigail Kemp! As we read Abby and Zach's story we see how their initial liking of each other turns to s Abigail Kemp is an excellent baker but she can't have her own business because of a city council ruling that says that only a man can own a business in Honey Grove, Texas in 1896. She realizes that the only solution is to find a husband and she finds the perfect candidate. Marriage is the farthest thing from her perfect candidate's mind but suddenly, Zacharias Hamilton finds himself married to Abigail Kemp! As we read Abby and Zach's story we see how their initial liking of each other turns to something more and we see how their individual faith offers them an amazing chance to share a Christian walk together. Zach is such a special person and I loved how he continually encourages Abby. She doesn't believe that she is attractive but Zach convinces her that she is very attractive indeed. Abby truly loves running a business and as she thinks about being married she doesn't see why she can't do both. It is after reading the story of Mary and Martha in the New Testament that Abigail realizes that she is "a Martha" and that she has allowed her work to take precedence over family matters. In a tender and poignant moment Zach reassures her with his advice. "We can't change the past," he said, stroking the side of her face. "All we can do is strive not to make the same mistakes in the future." And, by the way, did I mention the incredible chemistry between the two of them? You can just feel Abigail's struggle as she considers if this marriage could be so much more than just a marriage of convenience and you can imagine Zach's frustration as he shares a platonic relationship with such a beautiful woman!I appreciate it when an author can subtly share the message of God's love and mercy in an enjoyable story and this is exactly what happens in More Than Words Can Say. Abby's tells Zach that "None of us deserve absolution, Zach. It is a gift freely given. A gift that is waiting for you. All you have to do is accept it." Her comment is a reminder that forgiveness is a key factor in any successful relationship and that we all must be willing to extend forgiveness to others just as God has extended forgiveness to each of us. Author Karen Witemeyer has written a historical romance story filled with humor and faith and she has succeeded in making me want to read the next book in the Patchwork Family series.I received a complimentary copy of this book and I have chosen to share my own opinions in this review.
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