FOLLOWING YOUR HEART
Jerry S. Eicher
Readers will delight in this warmhearted novel by bestselling author Jerry Eicher (more than 350,000 books sold), a former Amish man, who writes with authenticity and compassion about the people he grew up with.
Susan Hostetler a young Amish woman who had left her community for life in the outside world, returns home to her family with her English friend, Teresa Long, and TeresaÂ’s newborn, fatherless son. Teresa has come in hopes of settling with the Amish people.
Deacon Ray gets wind of the situation and forbids the unwed mother from attending the church services, fearing she will pollute the young people of the community.
SusanÂ’s estranged boyfriend, Thomas Stoll, who still has hopes of winning her back, fears the trouble with Teresa will drive Susan back into the English world.
Thomas convinces Yost Byler, an old bachelor, to propose to Teresa and adopt her child after the marriage. When Yost visits Deacon Ray with his plan, Deacon Ray agrees to the idea and removes the restriction, allowing Teresa to begin attending instruction classes.
Outraged at this turn of events, Susan is unable to persuade Teresa from her plans to marry Yost. Yet throughout it all, Deacon RayÂ’s son, James, notices the depth of TeresaÂ’s devotion to the faith and to her son, and finds himself drawn to her.
With two Amish men interested in her, Teresa has a decision to make...and so does Susan. Will Susan stay in the community she loves....or venture back to the freedom she enjoyed in the English world?
Book Two in the Fields of Home series
Paperback, 271 pages
Harvest House Publishers
Susan Hostetler had been living in the English world as you all know that read book one in this series. She had met another young woman that had a baby out of wedlock, so she brough back to her parent's home in the Amish community. Teresa Long had a little baby boy, and it seemed the parents were fine with her living in their home, but the leaders of the church were not. They would not let her attend their worship services but Susan took the baby with her.
Susan had left behind a boyfriend that she had caught kissing another your woman so she broke up with him. As soon as he found out she was back here he came begging her for forgiveness, but she just could not let it go. She felt as though if he cheated on her once he would do it again, but her parents thought other wise, they wanted her to get back together with him.
Mean while Teresa was having some Amish suiters of her own and one was the Deacon's own son. Is Deacon Roy didn't want her to attend their church meetings what was he going to think about his son falling his son. Teresa was wanting to go Amish when she first came but Susan was not sure if she wanted to give up the English life where she had some guys that she had went out with a few times waiting for her.
I want to thank Harvest House and Jerry S. Eicher for sending me this free book for my review.