More Than Words Can Say – Karen Witemeyer – Patchwork Family #2 – Bethany House Publishers – Published 4 June 2019




After being railroaded by the city council, Abby needs a mans name on her bakery’s deed, and a man she can control, not the stoic lumberman Zacharias who always seems to exude silent confidence. She cant even control her pulse when she’s around him. But as trust grows between them, she finds she wants more than his rescue. She wants his heart.

My thoughts

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). Tick
Marriage of convenience story. Tick
Story 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.

More information

Category: Adult fiction

Genre: Christian – Historical.

Themes: Family, bakeries, marriage, marriage of convenience, faith, love.

Published: 4 June 2019 by Bethany House Publishers

Format: Hardcover, paperback, ebook. 384 pages.

ISBN: 9780764234118

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