Review of Katie's Journey to Love
Book 2 in Emma Raber's Daughter series
by Jerry S. Eicher
Jesse's oldest daughter, Mabel, refuses to accept Katie, creating conflict at home. Ben Yoder, the most popular boy in the community, also begins to attend the Mennonite youth gatherings in his attempt to run away from personal problems.
Overjoyed at the attention Ben pays her, Katie pursues the relationship willingly. When an opportunity comes to travel with her Mennonite friends to Europe to explore the roots of the faith, Katie can't believe how much she is being blessed. Especially after a secret donor pays for the trip.
While in Europe, Katie learns the truth about Ben when he is arrested. As her world comes crashing down, she finds healing in her visit to the Alps and the land where her forefathers suffered so much. She returns home determined to mend the bad feelings with Jesse's daughter, Mabel, and to continue on the path to healing without Ben.
Book two in the Emma Raber's Daughter series.
It is refreshing for both Katie's mamm and herself to have a chance at love. Katie is so precious as she treasures having a daed since she did not know her own daed. This made me think of my relationship with my own father who is deceased. It gave me good memories to ponder. There is, of course, conflict in the story. Katie finds love with Ben but Ben has secrets that may end their relationship before it has a chance to get started.
I have always longed to travel to the Alps and so the portion of the story where the girls get to visit the Alps and spend time there was very meaningful to me. The beauty and wonder of God's magnificent creation of the Alps brought healing to Katie. The desire to travel there was made even stronger as I read of their reaction to the beauty there. I am definitely eagerly anticipating the release of book 3: Katie's Forever Promise.