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Jenny's Choice

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by Patrick E. Craig
 

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In the concluding novel to the Apple Creek Dreams series, Jonathan and Jenny Hershberger are happily settled in Paradise, Pennsylvania on the farm Jenny inherited from her grandfather. But when a tragic accident takes Jonathan's life, Jenny and her young daughter, Rachel, return home to Apple Creek, Ohio to live with her adoptive parents, Reuben and Jerusha

Overview

In the concluding novel to the Apple Creek Dreams series, Jonathan and Jenny Hershberger are happily settled in Paradise, Pennsylvania on the farm Jenny inherited from her grandfather. But when a tragic accident takes Jonathan's life, Jenny and her young daughter, Rachel, return home to Apple Creek, Ohio to live with her adoptive parents, Reuben and Jerusha Springer.

As Jenny works through her grief and despair, she discovers she has a gift for writing. A handsome young publisher discovers her work and, after the publication of her first book, Jenny is on the verge of worldly success and possible romance.

But when a conflict arises with the elders of her church, Jenny must ask herself how far she's willing to go to pursue her dreams.

A touching story of devotion and triumph over adversity.

Book 3 in the Apple Creek Dreams series

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"As usual, Patrick's compelling writing keeps the reader engaged and interested all the way to the last page. The Apple Creek series is not your usual light-hearted romance dressed in Amish clothing, but a well-thought out and uplifting exploration of deep and growing faith in the midst of trials and desperate situations. It is a new and different approach to contemporary Amish fiction."

Tenney Singer

"Jenny's Choice was a great ending to a beautiful series. I love how Patrick put so many different emotions into the story line. It was a book with so much heartfelt meaning."

Jackie Tessnair

"This series is unlike any Amish fiction books I have ever read and I was thoroughly immersed into the story line. To me a good author knows how to make their readers feel as if they are part of the story too—I was living Jenny's story right along with her. This is Christian fiction at its finest."

Judy Burgi

"Patrick Craig has outdone himself on this last book of his series! Definitely a five star book!"

Karla Hanns, karla-hanns-karla.blogspot.com

"Patrick Craig is one of those writers who knows how to introduce characters to his readers in a way that they become like your family and friends. You feel their pain. You cry when they cry. A wonderful, emotional and spiritually uplifting story."

Dianne Christopherson

"Patrick has such a wonderful way of weaving stories together, and this talent captivates the mind of the reader. Life is full of ups and downs. When good writing makes me see the positive side of things in life, I consider the book and the writer a success. Patrick E. Craig is most excellent at bringing life and light to the page."

Carol Howell, author of Let's Talk Dementia

"I loved Jenny's Choice and can tell you that this book is so enthralling that you won't want to reach the end. Patrick's book has totally touched my heart and caused some tears to come to my eyes as I went through this touching book. The characters were well described and each of the main characters were strong examples of good Christians wanting to do what was right in their faith. A wonderful read!"

Sonja Nishimoto

"I really like Patrick's style of writing. Thank you for making my reading something to look forward too."

Verinda Baxley

"I just couldn't put down Jenny's Choice. Loved it."

LeAnn Mooneyham

"Patrick E. Craig is masterful at creating a work of fictional art that evokes the most sensitive emotions, revealing endearing characters with intensity and perception. His voice throughout this series reveals a deep spiritual relationship with God, and a faith that flows into his characters."

Nancee Marchinowski, perspectivesbynancee.blogspot.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736951098
Publisher:
Harvest House Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2014
Series:
Apple Creek Dreams Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Patrick E. Craig is a lifelong writer and musician who left a successful songwriting and performance career in the music industry to follow Christ in 1984. He spent the next 26 years as a worship leader, seminar speaker, and pastor in churches, and at retreats, seminars and conferences all across the western United States. After ministering for a number of years in music and worship to a circuit of small churches, he is now concentrating on writing and publishing both fiction and non-fiction books. Patrick and his wife Judy make their home in northern California and are the parents of two adult children and have five grandchildren.

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Jenny's Choice 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
wfnren More than 1 year ago
Sorry to see this series end! I started out liking this series, just not quite sure about it. After the second book I was enjoying it and now that I finished the final, I will say that the series was really good. It's not that I didn't like the story but the first book had a lot of flashbacks and I wanted to read more about what was happening 'now'. I understand that you need to know about the past sometimes so you understand what is going on and why, so it was okay. This third book was very good and I wanted another book in the series, I was sad to see it end. When I got to looking at "The Amish Heiress" in the Paradise Chronicles series, I see that I get go on with characters in this series, thank you Patrick for letting me read on.
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
I really loved the conclusion to this series.  This made me laugh and cry.  It was hard to put down.  This ties up any lose ends.  I would love to see some of the other characters get their own stories.  I received this from the author for a fair and honest opinion.
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Iris2 More than 1 year ago
I read all three books, I couldn't put them down. The last one "Jenny's Choice was my favorite. I couldn't put it down. I read it in two nights, lucky for me I had tissues right next to my bed. What a terrific writer. I couldn't put it down, but couldn't stop crying either. For a male writer he did an excellent job in bringing Jenny and mother Jerusha to life. Two strong women who faced so many obstacles. Loved Reuben 's character, strong but also kind.. Would have loved to read about Rachel, Jenny's daughter, Just a thought. Keep writing will keep reading. Elba
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absorbing!  Within the first few minutes of reading Jenny's Choice I was completely absorbed in her story, wondering how it would all work out for her.  This was my first Amish fiction novel, and the author does a great job of weaving a compelling and heartfelt story.  I highly recommend it!
Deal_Sharing_Aunt More than 1 year ago
   Jenny Hershberger is a young woman who has to face a horrible life when she is left alone to raise her daughter. She has to try to make it by going back to her parents and leaving her farm. She had to leave her home and go back to her parents. She finally gets some feeling of herself back through her writing, but again she has to choose what is better for her family first. I felt sad for Jenny and the decisions she had to make for her daughter and also herself. I give this book a 4/5. I was given a copy by First Wild Card Tours for the purpose of a review and all opinions are my own.
Diana0 More than 1 year ago
Jenny’s Choice book 3 in The Apple Creek Dreams Series. Very well written by Patrick Craig. Very emotional go through all sorts of feelings tears of joy and tears of sadness plus some anger. When a author can move me with emotion it is a five star book. Jenny has a lot of changes in her life beginning with the death of her husband. Leaving her to make decisions for her and her young daughter. Jenny loves to write which is against the Amish ways. What should she do? She is torn. You want to read a great book one that you won’t want to put down this is it. I love the spiritual in this book. Good clean book. Looking forward to seeing what Patrick has next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jenny’s Choice By Patrick E. Craig There aren’t too many books that I absolutely can’t put down to do other needed things, but this was one. I loved Jenny’s Choice and can tell you that this book is so enthralling that you won’t want to reach the end. You want to keep reading. Patrick’s book has totally touched my heart and caused some tears to come to my eyes as I went through this touching book. The characters were well described and each of the main characters were strong examples of good Christians wanting to do what was right in their faith. Jenny and Jonathan Herschberger and their daughter Rachel are a happy Amish family in Paradise, Pennsylvania. Jonathan takes a trip to see his parents and the tragic outcome causes Jenny and Rachel to continue life without Jonathan in their lives. To bring solace to her life and with the encouragement of her parents, Jenny begins to express her feelings through her gift of writing. She writes of her Amish life and her trials and joys. Her writing talents are discovered by a handsome and caring publisher who finds himself falling in love with her. Challenges come to her as opposition from the Lancaster bishop makes her writing seem worldly and wrong. The bishop and her father do not agree on things which causes more unsettling problems in Jenny’s life. Reuben, Jenny’s father, is a man of strong character who I felt was a wonderful support to Jenny throughout the trials she faces. Jenny wonders if she should make a life with publisher Jeremy King but is not sure what God’s plan for her life is. Even after many prayers, it seems the answer is not easily forthcoming. Jenny experiences more loss and grieving and returns to her old home to begin anew. It is here that decisions in her life need to be made. Will she marry Jeremy and leave the Amish church or stay alone and remain a faithful Amish woman who raises her daughter in the faith. The decisions and results of her move home are a definite sign that God has watched over her and had plans for her. Her life as a writer continues to bring her fame which is not the style of the Amish. Will this pull her away from her Amish community? Or bring her closer to the path God wants her to follow. A heartwarming conclusion leaves you wishing the book would never end. I give this a definite 5 stars! A wonderful read!
sunshineJB More than 1 year ago
An End To A Great Series! I was only a few paragraphs into this book when I found myself crying. If you have read the first two books in this series you will know why. This series is unlike any Amish fiction books I have ever read and I was thoroughly immersed into the story line. To me a good author knows how to make their readers feel as if they are part of the story too. I was living Jenny’s story right along with her. The continuing story of Jenny Hershberger will grip you with emotion until the very last page. The author did a splendid job of capturing the joy of living and the heartbreak of living. This book is filled with God’s passionate love for us. God’s leading is portrayed throughout this book. We only have to be still and listen to His voice. This is Christian fiction at its finest. I did not want this series to end and I am hoping that a new series will be in the works. Rachel’s story needs to be told. I highly recommend this book to everyone. I strongly urge you to read “A Quilt for Jenna” and “The Road Home” before reading “Jenny’s Choice.” I wish to thank Harvest House Publishers and author Patrick E. Craig for providing me with a copy of Jenny’s Choice to read and review. The opinions are mine alone.
nancybMI More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading " JENNY,S CHOICE" this is a fabulous story, and held my attention all the way through it, the characters came alive, and a few times tears were shed, I found myself pushing jenny to live her life, and make the right choices,mr craig did a WONDERFUL job, of keeping the story alive, and yet surprising you in each chapter. thanks so much for a wonderful story
NanceeMarchinowski More than 1 year ago
Impressive! "Jenny's Choice" is the third and final installment of the Apple Creek Dreams Series, and the story has come full circle. It is the summation of Jenny's journey through life, and the events that have molded her into the woman she has become. Jenny possesses a penchant for writing, and after great tragedy threatens her entire existence she eventually begins journaling. Restoration begins as the floodgates of her soul open and she places her stories and thoughts on paper.  The magnitude of her grief is reflected through much of her writing, and the story behind her mother's Rose of Sharon quilt and everything it represented gives credence to the depth of her mother's faith. She continues with her father's story, his strength of character and the devotion he possessed through time in the military and his renascence into the Amish community. His faith and his love for his family were unprecedented, quietly reflected by a glimmer in his eyes. The magnitude of Jenny's love for Jonathan is poignant, and their daughter, Rachel, is the symbol of their love. "Jenny's Choice" is absorbing, a story told with such strength and depth of feeling that I walked hand in hand with Jenny throughout the events in her life story. Patrick E. Craig is masterful at creating a work of fictional art that evokes the most sensitive emotions, revealing endearing characters with intensity and perception. His voice throughout this series reveals a deep spiritual relationship with God, and a faith that flows into his characters. Patrick is a proficient author who brings the written word to life and reveals the innermost feelings and sensitivity through his characters. The life stories of Jenny's family and their relationships and devotion to one another developed into masterpieces of character. Disclaimer: I received copies of this book from the author and Harvest House Publishers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.