Thursday, May 17, 2012

Review of Following Your Heart by Jerry Eicher - 2 BOOK GIVEAWAY FOR 1 LUCKY PERSON!






Readers will delight in this warmhearted novel by bestselling author Jerry Eicher (more than 350,000 books sold), a former Amish man, who writes with authenticity and compassion about the people he grew up with.


Susan Hostetler a young Amish woman who had left her community for life in the outside world, returns home to her family with her English friend, Teresa Long, and Teresa’s newborn, fatherless son. Teresa has come in hopes of settling with the Amish people.Deacon Ray gets wind of the situation and forbids the unwed mother from attending the church services, fearing she will pollute the young people of the community.

Susan’s estranged boyfriend, Thomas Stoll, who still has hopes of winning her back, fears the trouble with Teresa will drive Susan back into the English world.

Thomas convinces Yost Byler, an old bachelor, to propose to Teresa and adopt her child after the marriage. When Yost visits Deacon Ray with his plan, Deacon Ray agrees to the idea and removes the restriction, allowing Teresa to begin attending instruction classes.Outraged at this turn of events, Susan is unable to persuade Teresa from her plans to marry Yost. Yet throughout it all, Deacon Ray’s son, James, notices the depth of Teresa’s devotion to the faith and to her son, and finds himself drawn to her.

With two Amish men interested in her, Teresa has a decision to make...and so does Susan. Will Susan stay in the community she loves....or venture back to the freedom she enjoyed in the English world?


About  Jerry

Jerry Eicher's bestselling Amish fiction (more than 210,000 in combined sales) includes The Adams County Trilogy, the Hannah's Heart books, and the Little Valley Series. After a traditional Amish childhood, Jerry taught for two terms in Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. Since then he's been involved in church renewal, preaching, and teaching Bible studies. Jerry lives with his wife, Tina, and their four children in Virginia.

My Review

Susan's' story continues in this book: Susan returns back home and brings her new Englisha friend, Teresa, with her to her family's Amish farm. Teresa is an unmarried mother of a baby boy who is trying to start her life over again.  While at Susan's families farm she finds the Lord and plenty of  loving friends, it sure was tough going for a while.


Will Susan get baptized into the Amish church and will she end up with Thomas?  You will want to read Book Three "Where Love Grows" to find out.


I will be giving one lucky reader a chance to win both copies of Book One "Missing Your Smile" and Book Two "Following your Heart". 


To be entered to win both books you must: 1) leave a comment, 2) post a link to this review on all your social media and let me know you did (Facebook, Twitter, your blog) and 3) invite 1 friend who loves Amish fiction to follow this blog.


I was so happy when I received Jerry Eicher's Second book in the Fields of Home series, "Following your Heart". I become totally lost in the homey world that Jerry creates in this series of books. Because he comes from the Amish world, he is able to expertly weave in details in his stories that make the reader feel as though they are inside the book with the characters, experiencing everything.  I became completely lost in this book. I'm a big fan of Amish fiction and Jerry's books never disappoint! Each of his books become better than the one before.


I was given a copy of this book by Harvest House to review.


The winner of both books will be announced on Monday, May 21st.

(Book Two in the Fields of Home series)

Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers; 2nd edition (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736944788
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736944786 
To purchase the book on Amazon click here 





26 comments:

  1. I love this review...Jerry 's books are great.Please enter me.I am sharing on facebook and inviting a friend to join your blog.Thanks...

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    1. Thank you Jackie for sharing with your friends!

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  2. I would love to read these books..they look interesting..

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  3. I Love reading Jerry Eicher's books they are amazing!!!!

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  4. Jerry is another new author to me but his books sound good. Would love to read it.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. Those books sound great and would be a interesting read. Please enter me. I haven't read any books by Jerry Eicher yet. It's neat that he taught at Amish and Mennonite schools.

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  6. ooo didnt kn ow he got a book give away i would love to win this book i am reading missing your smile right now i bet that book goes with this one

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  7. I would love to win these books by Jerry Eicher. I will share on FB and let my friends know about your blog, Mary! Thank you for offering this contest!
    Nancee
    quiltcat26@sbcglobal.net

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    1. You're very welcome, Mary!
      Nancee

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  8. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the books I have read by Jerry Eicher so far and would love, love, love to win another! I posted this on Facebook and sent told several of my friends whom I also got to read Jerry's books too. Mary Lou

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    1. Thank you Mary Lou for sharing with your friends!

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  9. Love reading Jerry Eicher's books. Would love to win this. Will share the link on Facebook and get my friends to like the blog.

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    1. Ms Ruby Cat, Thank you for sharing with your friends!

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  10. Love Jerry's books. I sure hope I win.

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  11. Jerry's books are great! I would love to read these two stories. I have shared on facebook, following this blog, and invited a friend to also follow

    babykf629 at gmail dot com

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  12. I would love to be entered in this giveaway, my best friend is the hugest Jerry Eicher fan ever and I would love to be able to give his books a try.
    I am following via Networked Blogs and I have shared the link to this post :)

    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

    Thanks!

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  13. I love Jerry's books and would love a chance to win them. This book sounds interesting. Would love to read it. God bless you.

    Glenda Parker

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  14. It would be nice to win these books, thanks for chance!

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  15. I'm always excited to read a book from an author I've not known about before. Thanks for offering this contest and I'll pst it on FB as well as send to a friend.

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    1. I've also shared he link with friends to follow your blog. Hanks for the opportunity!

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    2. Thank you Cheri, for sharing my blog with your friends!

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  16. I would love to win some of Jerry's books! Thank you for the opportunity. I will post this on my facebook page as well as email a friend about his books.

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    1. Thank you Karen for telling your friends about the blog!

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  17. Looks luke a very interesting series. I would love to read.

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