Suggested Age: 10+
Genre: Christian,Amish Fiction
It is always a pleasure, getting to read a book by Mr. Eicher. You can tell that Eicher is mindful of God in his writings and that is an aspect that I appreciate.
I appreciate the strong family ties and attention to detail in his books. I feel that he pays close attention to descriptive imagery that brings the characters alive to the readers.
Debbie has everything a girl could ask for, a handsome boyfriend, fancy clothes, a college degree and a brand new job. For Debbie, she finds it all so overwhelming—the traffic, the hustle and bustle, the tv dinners and lack of family time.
Debbie is quickly accepted as part of the family and becomes privy to a set of struggles that each of the Beiler girls are facing.
Verna finds the nerve to stand up to her father and has let a young man bring her home from a singing. Things seem to be going well until he’s accused of a terrible crime that may drive them apart.
Lois is determined to leave the Amish faith and become an Englisha. She wants to drive a car, go to college, watch television and experience all that the world has to offer.
Ida is interested in a fellow who has his eyes set on Debbie or any other girl in the community—except for Ida. Of course, this is a problem for the middle Beiler sister and I really felt badly for her.
In this book we realize that no matter your religion or your way of life that we all have problems to overcome and many times we all have feelings of insecurity. We may even have made mistakes that will haunt us for a lifetime but with Christ’s help and the love and support of family—we can learn to forgive ourselves and move forward with life.
This is definitely a 5 star book. I suggest that if you like Amish fiction to give this author's books a try. I will admit that a male author scared me off at first but now I’m a true fan! Don’t make the mistake I did—give Mr. Eicher’s book a try and I promise you’ll be hooked!
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