Thursday, September 14, 2017

Silvia's Rose By Jerry Eicher

A Beautiful Rose, Like True Love, Never Fades
Esther Stoltzfus considers herself to be down-to-earth, the way most Amish women do. Her marriage to her deceased husband was one borne out of practicality, and Esther sees no reason why God won't replace what He was taken away.

When Esther moves to a new community with her daughter, Diana, she meets the handsome minister Isaiah Mast, who has experienced his own loss and appears to be a logical fit to complete their family. But everything changes when Esther is introduced to Joseph Zook, her widowed neighbor down the road.

While tending to his treasured roses, Joseph tells stories of his passionate love for his late wife, Silvia—stories that stir a place in Esther's heart she never knew existed. What if she and Isaiah could have the kind of love Joseph and Silvia shared?

In the meantime, Joseph gets his own second chance at love with the eccentric Arlene King, even as he knows he will never find another frau like his beloved Silvia.

Silvia's Rose is a beautiful story filled with redemption, romance, and risking it all for the reward of true love.
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As a boy, Jerry Eicher spent eight years in Honduras where his grandfather helped found an Amish community outreach. As an adult, Jerry taught for two terms in parochial Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. He has been involved in church renewal for 14 years and has preached in churches and conducted weekend meetings of in-depth Bible teaching. Jerry lives with his wife, Tina, and their four children in Virginia.

My Thoughts...
This was book number one in the  Peace in the Valley series. Let me tell you it was a good one. And for those who are always asking and worrying about the mish books that I read and review all being the same ole plot and redone stories. This one was NOT. It was very different and never been done before. I loved Esther and Joseph so much and of course Isaiah and Arlene were not my favorite, I could not connect with them. But it took all four of them to make this a story you will enjoy. I really loved Esther's daughter Diana, she was so full of life and made this story one I will be thinking about for some time. Who doesn't like Roses?   You have to read this story about this hybrid rose, you will be talking it for days. 
This is a  5 star must read.                                                       
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own. 


  1. Jerry's books are always good. I can't wait to read this one.

  2. Mary, I have been eyeing this series but I was just not sure. I am going to go ahead and order this one today. Thanks

  3. Amish don't have vases of roses in their houses so I can't wait to read and find out about the hybird roses. So excited for this read.

  4. Sounds like a wonderful start to a series. I will be reading this soon.

  5. I'm going to the library tomorrow, this is moving to the top of my very long list to get.

  6. After reading your 5 star review, my wife will want to read this book, I'm sure.

  7. Mandy, I want to read this one when you are done. I will be the next book in this series for us Mandy. Thanks Mary for sharing bout this one. I want to read it.

  8. I will definitely have to say "yes" to this book! Thanks Mary for the review!

  9. Sounds like a great book! Thank you for sharing, Mary.

  10. EEEKKK!! Jerry Eicher! I love his work! This one is on the top of my wish list for sure! Thank you for your amazing review.

  11. Love LOVE Love It !!!! Blessings ,DanaGirl