Today I’m reviewing Susanna’s Christmas Wish, by Jerry S. Eicher.
Here is a brief synopsis from Goodreads:
Fans will be delighted by this peek at an Amish Christmas, complete with the romantic wish of Susanna Byler to spend the holidays with the man of her dreams.
But who is the man of her dreams?
Is it the competent but plain Amishman she married for convenience… or is it her first love — an Englisha man with whom she has recently had an unexpected encounter — and who wants her back in his life?
A perfect holiday delight for lovers of Amish fiction…and those who love a heartwarming and tender Christmas tale.
I love reading Amish books written by Jerry Eicher!
They make me laugh… too often they make me cry (on many occasions)… but their truth and fullness always enrich my life. I put a lot of stock in Jerry’s books about the Amish people and their faith. Jerry Eicher had a traditional Amish childhood, then he taught in Amish and Mennonite schools, so naturally he would be a great source of information concerning the Amish people. I’m sure this is why his books seem like true stories!
Sweet Susanna Keim suffers a broken heart after her boyfriend leaves the church and the community. When Herman Wagler courts her, she turns to him for comfort. After they marry, she finds it’s not as easy as she hoped it would be to fall in love with Herman. It’s even harder when she discovers that Herman expects her to give up things dear to her heart.
When Matthew, her boyfriend from the past, returns to spend Thanksgiving with their family, Herman’s and Susanna’s marriage suffers. Will Susanna turn to Matthew, or will she remain true to her vows and find a lasting love with Herman?
This is a great Christmas novella… you’ll be glad you took time to read it.
You can read more reviews and more about the book on Goodreads HERE
You can find more about Jerry Eicher… HERE
God bless you!
© Donna J. Mynatt 2014