Rebecca’s Promise is the first book in the Adam’s County trilogy by Jerry Eicher.
A brief synopsis from Harvest House Publishers:
Readers of Amish fiction will delight in this new series by a veteran author in this popular genre (50,000 Jerry Eicher books sold).
Rebecca Keim has just declared her love to John Miller and agreed to become his wife. But she’s haunted by her schoolgirl memories of a long ago love—and a promise made and a ring given. Is that memory just a fantasy come back to destroy the beautiful present…or was it real?
When Rebecca’s mother sends her back to the old home community in Milroy to be with her aunt during and after her childbirth, Rebecca determines to find answers that will resolve her conflicted feelings.
Faith, love, and tradition all play a part in Rebecca’s divine destiny.
What does a young Amish girl do when she has feelings for a young Amish boy, only to lose him when his parents turn Mennonite?
I have never really thought about how it affects the whole family, as well as friends and church members when someone leaves the Amish faith. It’s not just the act of leaving that affects the one person, but because the Amish are very connected to each other, when someone leaves, others can’t just leave with them – without choosing to leave the faith, too.
Jerry has such a unique way of showing the reality of the plain life – and how family and friends live. Even when children are leaving on planned trips or have important things to do, they are expected to do regular chores and keep up with school, church, and family needs on a daily basis… and they do their chores without fussing (at least in front of their parents).
Rebecca is a fine example of a young Amish girl who travels to another town to care for a family member when her mother tells her to go, yet she spends most of the time just before the trip helping her family, and willingly takes on her aunt’s duties for several weeks until her aunt is well enough to handle them.
This is an amazing trilogy… and definitely worth reading!
You can click HERE to view the book page at Harvest House
And visit Jerry Eicher’s website HERE
God bless you!