Where Love Grows

Where Love Grows

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by Jerry S. Eicher
     
 

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In Jerry Eicher’s conclusion to his popular Fields of Home trilogy, readers will be delighted to attend the wedding of Teresa, the young Englisha girl who has come home with Susan Hostetler to learn the ways of the Amish---and in fact to become Amish herself.

But Teresa is not the only young woman to find romance in these pages. Susan, long

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In Jerry Eicher’s conclusion to his popular Fields of Home trilogy, readers will be delighted to attend the wedding of Teresa, the young Englisha girl who has come home with Susan Hostetler to learn the ways of the Amish---and in fact to become Amish herself.

But Teresa is not the only young woman to find romance in these pages. Susan, long estranged from Thomas Stoll, the young man she had intended to marry from her childhood, reunites with him….just as another man appears on the scene with designs on her heart. Which man is the one Da Hah has chosen for her?

Amidst the happiness, there is also turmoil as Menno Hostetler, Susan’s father, must face church discipline for a past sinful transgression he’s hidden for many years.  At his age, can he endure the humiliation and the path to restitution?

With more than 350,000 books sold, Jerry Eicher’s many fans eagerly anticipate each new novel that offers  readers a peek into the simple and interesting world of the Amish—a world Jerry knows firsthand.

                 Book Three in the Fields of Home series

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Picking up from where Following Your Heart leaves off, this final volume in Eicher's trilogy finds James and Teresa, the Englisher who is converting to Amish ways, set to be married. At the same time, Susan Hostetler's heart is broken by the man she's loved since childhood, but love may find her again. Turmoil erupts when Susan's father is faced with church discipline for a sin he has long kept secret. VERDICT Eicher is a former Amish, which makes his character-driven and richly detailed novels especially authentic. A good series for anyone who enjoys Marta Perry or Jan Karon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736942881
Publisher:
Harvest House Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Series:
Fields of Home , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
217,610
File size:
756 KB

Meet the Author

Jerry Eicher taught for two terms in Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. He writes of his experience growing up Amish in his memoir My Amish Childhood. Jerry has been involved in church renewal, preaching, and teaching Bible studies. He lives with his wife, Tina, and their four children in Virginia.

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Where Love Grows 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
RedMW More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book. I love Jerry's books. It was mesmerizing. Will there be anymore in this series?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where Love Grows is the third book in Jerry Eicher’s “Fields of Home” trilogy. I enjoyed the first two books, and have been looking forward to the rest of the story. Susan Hostetler’s English friend, Teresa, who joined the Amish community in the second book of this trilogy, is marrying a man she truly loves. Susan is happy things have worked out so well for Teresa, but what about her own life? The suitor who once cheated on her seems sincere, but can he be trusted? Sometimes she wishes he could be more like Steve, her father’s new hired hand. And then there’s the secret her father has shared with the family. When the secret is confessed to the church, Susan’s parents must suffer the consequences by being put under the bann for a time. Will this be the last straw that pushes Susan back to the English world she flirted with in the first book of the trilogy? Jerry Eicher interprets hard issues facing the Amish church for his readers with grace and sensitivity. The issue of the bann, or excommunication, has always been a difficult one within the Amish community and nearly impossible for those of us outside the church to understand. As Susan wrestles with what her parents are going through, she is able to come to a greater understanding of what it means for her own faith, and we, as readers, wrestle right along with her. Jerry Eicher remains unique among writers of Amish books in his insider’s view of this fascinating culture, but that’s not the only reason to enjoy his books. He weaves a story that never fails to please! Thank you to Harvest House Publishers for providing a copy of this book for my unbiased review.
sunshineJB More than 1 year ago
The story continues with Susan Hostetler coming home from the Englisha’s world to help her friend Teresa adjust to Amish life. Susan isn’t sure that she will be staying. Undecided to what she wants to do she tries to make the best of being at home again. Oh how good it feels for her to be home. Thomas Stoll the boyfriend that broke her heart and sent her fleeing into the Englisha’s world to begin with, tries to win her back. Will he succeed in doing so? Does Susan want him back? Since Susan has been away her Dad hired Steve Mast to help him with the farming chores. Steve seems like a pretty good guy to Susan but she isn’t interested in him to say the least. Will something happen to make Susan change her mind about Steve? We find some twists in this story. It seems as though Susan’s Dad has been hiding a secret for many, many years. Will this secret come out? If it does, how will this affect the Hostetler family? Can we ever hide our sins completely even if we have confessed them to God? I took away from this wonderful book that you can not hang on to things of the past in order to move on with your life. We must seek to forgive those who have wronged us and hurt us. We must learn to trust again. With God All Things Are Possible! I could not put this book down. It was a good read from page one. I simply loved The Fields of Home Series. I do believe it will be one of my favorites. I can’t wait to see what the author will publish next. I wish to thank Harvest House Publishers and Jerry Eicher for providing me with this book to read and review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.
mrsred49 More than 1 year ago
This is anther one of Jerry S. Eicher's great works. I have read most everything he has written and he does know how to tell a story, especially about the Amish. The other two books in this series are: Missing Your Smile, Following Your Heart" so this is the third one and it is such a great ending as Susan had left the AMish for the "Englisha" world, she finished her high school training and even got her driving license. As she returned home with her friend Teresa, she begin to wonder if she should just stay and not go back out into the world. Teresa was beginning to like the Amish way of life also. She is beginning to wonder if she should give her old boy friend another chance or "what about the hew hand her dad had hired. You will love the way the story unfolds and the way it ends, thank you Jerry and Harvest House Publishers for sending me book so that I could read and review it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago