Thursday, February 27, 2014

Review of "Holding a Tender Heart"

Review of Holding a Tender Heart

The Beiler Sisters book one 

by Jerry Eicher

18054677

From the pen of bestselling Amish fiction author Jerry Eicher (half a million books sold) comes a charming new series set in Snyder County, Pennsylvania.

Debbie Watson is a young Englisha girl who has grown up admiring her Amish friends, the Beiler sisters. As she prepares to graduate from college, Debbie considers making the life-changing decision to convert to the Amish faith and lifestyle.

Soon Debbie's presence in the community attracts the attention of two suitors: Alvin Knepp, the youngest son of a poor Amish farmer, to whom Debbie is very much attracted; and Paul Wagler, the more successful and sought-after man, whose constant attention to Debbie reminds her of her old Englisha boyfriend--whom she'd rather forget.
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Jerry Eicher's many fans and readers of Amish fiction will love this heartwarming new series from a master storyteller.

MY REVIEW:   How many of us have wished to live with an Amish family and perhaps even convert to the Amish faith?   I will admit to having some of those thoughts myself.   I think personally that there is a desire for simplicity, quiet, and peace.   Debbie Watson is a young Englisha girl who does exactly that with Bishop Beiler and his family.   His own daughter, Lois, has hopes of leaving the Amish faith and becoming English and he hopes that bringing Debbie into their home and family might change Lois' mind.   
The oldest Beiler sister, Verna, falls in low with a young Amish man whoe gets into trouble with the law that could end with him in jail.  So obviously this story has much excitement and adventure.   So instead of Calgon taking you away, why not let Jerry Eicher do it with Holding a Tender Heart. 
I was given a copy of this book by the author and Harvest House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author:
Jerry S. Eicher                                                                                                                                      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 Eicher, and their four children in Virginia.

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