I have been waiting for Karen Witemeyer’s “More Than Words Can Say” ever since her last book, “More Than Meets the Eye”, was released in the summer of 2018. This new story from Bethany House Publishers continues the story of the “Patchwork Family” series. We finally discover what happens next for Zach Hamilton, who we were introduced to in the previous story, and also meet Abigail Kemp, a young baker with a big problem.
It was delightful to be reunited with Zach in this story, as he was one of my favorite characters. We finally get to dive deeper into his thoughts and feelings, and it is sweet to watch him find love in a very unexpected way! So, I was dedicated to reading this story – but I wasn’t overjoyed to find out it is a marriage of convenience novel. I’ve found those quite often cross boundaries that I believe should be upheld in Christian fiction. Unfortunately, to some extent, this was also the case with “More Than Words Can Say”. It was not super descriptive about the personal matters between married couples, but it was enough to be uncomfortable, and to leave me unwilling to recommend this book to readers looking for totally clean romance.
Overall I didn’t mind “More Than Words Can Say”, though I was a little disappointed with the direction it took at times. If you are comfortable with marriage of convenience stories, however, it may be just the book for you, because it contains Karen Witemeyer’s signature blend of humor and wisdom enfolded into a well-written story that is guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings.
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”