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More Than Words Can Say

(Patchwork Family #2)

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  37 reviews
After being railroaded by the city council, Abby needs a man's 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.
Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers (first published June 2019)
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  • More Than Words Can Say by Karen Witemeyer
    More Than Words Can Say (Patchwork Family, #2)
    Release date: Jun 04, 2019
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    Denise Hershberger
    Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    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
    Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: christian, historical
    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
    Gail Hollingsworth
    May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Set in 1896 Honey Grove, Texas I found this to be a delightful story that held my attention. According to the author’s notes there was such a town and many of the real people and their businesses were portrayed in the story. This makes the fiction more fun and realistic.
    Abigail, Rosalind and Zach were fictional characters but were brought to life by the words of Karen Witemeyer. In trying to save her bakery, willed to her by her father, Abigail had to find a husband quickly. City ordinances did
    Marguerite Gray
    Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I think I have red 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
    May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    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
    Tender Story of Two Unlikely Characters Perfectly Brought Together
    Honey Grove, TX 1896
    Abigail Kemp is running a bakery with her pretty younger sister, Rosalind, as she has been doing for quite some time. However, now that her father has passed, “somebody” has dug up an antiquated city ordinance that does not allow women to own a business. “These stuffy male councilmen might want to hold her down, but like a well-made bread dough, she planned to rise to the occasion.”

    Zacharias Hamilton is
    Sarah Vanscoyoc
    May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I confess, I haven’t been keeping up with Karen Witemeyer’s books like I had been. Not because I wasn’t enjoying them, just that life got busy and my reading time reduced drastically. I’m definitely a sucker for marriage of convenience tales, though, and when I saw the cover for this one, I knew I had to read it! Especially after reading the first book, “More Than Meet the Eye” and getting just a small glimpse into Zacharias Hamilton and his quiet, stoic ways. Like its predecessor, this book was ...more
    Becca-Rae Weidel
    Once again Karen Witemeyer has managed to bring together an unlikely pair that ended up being the perfect match. Despite his flaws, I developed a fondness for Zach in the first book of this series, and that only grew more with this one. As a woman in today's modern age I was intensely angered with the injustice that Abby was handed simply because of her gender. It didn't take me long at all to be rooting for things to work out for this unlikely duo.

    The character development overall in this serie
    Patti Whitson Stephenson
    Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
    This is an entertaining story of a young couple who marry because of Abby’s unusual business situation. Zach and Abby have been attracted to each other for some time. However, it’s not until Abby asks Zach to marry her to save her family business that they acknowledge, even to themselves, that attraction. Giving up their individual independence to marry was a big consideration, but Zach and Abby want to make their marriage work. Before they marry, Zach tells Abby that he does not want a marriage ...more
    Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    If you want a book to read over the Holy Week then I feel that this is the perfect book for you. When you read it, you'll see why.
    I like reading Karen's books because of the spiritual messages they offer.
    I love how she used the Bible as the word. I love Karen's books so very much!!!
    This one did not disappoint.
    Some of the scenes in this book sort of reminds me of the rivalry between Laura Ingalls and Nellie Oleson. Some of which are laugh out loud funny!!
    But then, some of them made me want to c
    Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I felt like I recognized the author's name when I chose this book. I am so glad I did. I had read More Than Meets the Eye and enjoyed it. As I read More Than Words Can Say, it was a few chapters in that I finally recognized Zach and his siblings. I can't tell you how delighted I was that Zach was getting his own story!

    Abby is now the owner of her father's bakery since his death. The town she and her sister reside in have a law that no single woman can own a business. Abby tries to fight the orde
    May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    “From her place behind the Taste of Heaven Bakery’s counter, Abigail eyed the three matrimonial candidates breakfasting in her small eating area. None of them knew they were matrimonial candidates, of course. If they did, they’d probably knock one another over in a race for the exit. Thankfully, their ignorance was to her advantage” (location 181). The ensuing descriptions of the candidates had me laughing out loud. This book got off to a great start. I was drawn in immediately and loved the wit ...more
    Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I have truly enjoyed every Karen Witemeyer book, but this one was over the top! I think I can confidently say this is her most romantic book to date. This book held all the elements of a great book.....a bit of intrigue, humor, historical detail, a lesson to be learned, and of course the sweet romance. There were a couple of things that sent this story into a bigger and better territory for me. Number one, these characters were very real, which I feel like Karen has done before, but maybe on a b ...more
    Kay Defreese
    Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    All Abigail Kemp wants to do is to keep her bakery shop open. It is just her and her younger sister Rosalind. Her father had died a few months earlier. She was a skilled baker having being trained by her father who owned the shop. Her fat Because of some asinine country law that states a female cannot own a business she must come up with a solution. She refuses to sell the shop. Her only other option is to find someone to marry. She has three choices. Zach Hamilton reluctantly agrees to marry he ...more
    Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    More Than Words Can Say is a superbly written historical tale with excellent characterization and moments of light romantic tension. The novel is very descriptive, sometimes funny, and always charming as it paints a picture of Honey Grove, TX, and its inhabitants. Even though it is the second book in the Patchwork Family series, it can enjoyably be read as a stand-alone. Zacharias Hamilton is an appealing and chivalrous hero, and somewhat atypical, coming from a slightly checkered background. Ab ...more
    Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Abigail wants to continue to run her bakery after her father dies, but the city council has told her she can't run it without taking on a male business partner. She has a better idea -- she will get married and make her husband the owner of record. One of her customers, Zach, seems like the ideal candidate. We met Zach in a previous book by this author concerning the Orphan Train and a trio of orphans who escaped a train wreck and set out together to live on their own.

    Someone wishes her ill an
    Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    More Than Words Can Say is a delightful novel by Karen Witemeyer. I have thoroughly enjoyed every book written by Ms Witemeyer. She has a way of expressing a story that makes her characters feel real.

    This story, of a marriage of convenience to save a family business, was intriguing. The story of Zach and Abby and the contract they agree upon, contains some humor plus romance.There is a tension that runs throughout with someone who wishes harm to come to Abby. But she is always gracious and kind.
    Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I did not know that it was a sequel or immediately remember Zach and his family, but a couple of chapters in, my memory was jogged and I was excited to get to know Zacharias better. I thought his portrayal was one of the most realistic male perspectives I’ve read in quite some time. I loved Abby too. I wished she wouldn’t focus on her weight so much, but that was probably realistic as well. I loved the way they worked together as a team and the solutions they fou ...more
    Angela Dueck
    May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I love Karen Witemeyer's books and this one continues my enjoyment of them. It is a sweet romance with some humor and lovable characters. Of course, I already fell in love with Zach from the previous book that introduced the three orphans who became a family. I wished Zach hadn't had to leave Evie and Seth to find his story because I enjoyed their interactions and this book contained very few interactions between the three of them. However, his love for his patchwork family still showed through. ...more
    Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Wow, where to start? This book was a great mix of charming and romantic. I loved the bakery setting. The love interest doesn't disappoint. The sisters where highly believable.

    I've been a Witemeyer fan for years and I highly recommend this one, as well as, all of her books!
    May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    There are a few authors whose books I will pick up every time I see them. Karen Witemeyer is one of those authors. Her newest novel came up on my TBR pile (there is a certain order I read books in, so it was Karen's turn). Karen's characters are real, her settings are key to the plot, and her pacing is absolutely perfect.

    Abigail's father has died and the city council has decreed that she sell her bakery, get a partner to put on the deed, or close down the bakery entirely. She's been given a mont
    May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition thoughts...

    More Than Words Can Say, Karen Witemeyer's book #2 in A Patchwork Family Novel series is entertaining, heartwarming and full of surprises. Zach and Abigail are bound to capture your heart. All the foibles they manage to get through make them as believable as your neighbor. There is a depth of character, though, that the reader goes through as the story reveals more of what they have both experienced while growing up.

    I found this book is as serious as it is amusing. It shows th
    Kylie Dunn
    rated it it was ok
    Apr 23, 2019
    rated it it was ok
    Apr 15, 2019
    Crystal Brothers
    Once again, Karen Witemeyer hits it out of the park! She has such a talent for creating real, likable, yet flawed characters. I was looking forward to reading Zach’s story from what I saw of him in More than Meets the Eye, and it did not disappoint. I also love how the author dealt with the heroines insecurities.
    rated it it was amazing
    Apr 28, 2019
    May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I was excited for More Than Words Can Say as soon as I finished the first book in the Patchwork Family series by Karen Witemeyer. It is rather unique series in my opinion and I really enjoyed More Than Meets the Eye so I couldn't wait to read the newest book in the series! Here are my thoughts on what was great about this book.

    I really enjoyed reading about Zacharias Hamilton's loyalty and service towards those who belong to him. In the first book, he was one of my favorite characters and his ch
    Julie Graves
    Review to come June 2019
    Cathy Cermele
    rated it it was amazing
    May 20, 2019
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