Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mary's Home By Jerry Eicher

Mary Yoder's life couldn't get much better. She's engaged to be married, spring is in the air, and love is in her heart as she looks forward to the fall wedding she's always dreamed of.

Six months later on a crisp November morning, Mary awakens in a lovely little valley near the Adirondack Mountains on what was to be her wedding day, heartbroken and alone.

Her sister, Betsy, tries to protect Mary from the romantic overtures of Stephen Overholt, a longtime Amish bachelor. Betsy is considering jumping the fence for the Englisha world and encourages Mary to follow.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Gabert, an elderly Englisha grandmother, launches her own matchmaking effort on behalf of her grandson Willard, who is a missionary to Kenya and nursing his own broken heart. She hopes that Willard and Mary can find comfort in one another despite the fact they come from two different worlds.

As Mary struggles to accept the Lord's will, she must determine whether or not one of her potential suitors can give her the future that was denied her.

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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 by far the best book of the three books in the Peace in the Valley series. This can be read as a stand alone, but I would read the whole series. It's just that good!
I love the story line and the characters were the most loving and the most believable. Aside from the fact that Mary and Willard those of you who know me know that's mine and my husbands name were the two that made this book shine out of all the others. 
What servants hearts they both had. My heart ached for Mary, and I rooted for her all the way until the very end.
This is a five star book that you don't want to miss. It is not your average Amish book, so don't think that you are picking up a copy of an already been told read story. Eicher was once Amish so he tells an Amish story like no other. And the romance is so good in this one.
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. I need to know more about this Willard character.

  2. I'm going to the library today, I read the first two. I must read this one today.

  3. I love your review of this one. I will check it out.

  4. Can't wait to read this one! Thanks Mary, this was a great review!

  5. I need to grab this one because the other two are sitting here to be read all together.

  6. This one was written about you Mary. Are you going Home? It sounds really good. I enjoyed your review.

  7. I really like this authors books, they are not like most of the amish books. I would love to curl up with this one this weekend.

  8. You can keep this one. I am so tired of all the Amish books they are over done.

  9. I will be reading this one. I like that it's Mary's Home, I want to find out about where Mary's Home is.

  10. I have heard great things about Jerry's books but haven't had the opportunity to read one yet.

  11. Love to read this .Blessings ,DanaGirl