Are Two Miracles Too Much to Ask For?
Twins Laura and Lydia Mast keep few secrets from each other, but even Laura doesn't sense the great ache Lydia has held in her heart since Laura started dating the charming John Yoder. When will it be Lydia's turn for love? Despite having a willing suitor in Wendell Kaufman, who once unsuccessfully pursued her sister, Lydia's attention is fixed on Milton Beiler. Milton hasn't paid Lydia the least bit of attention, and worse still, he's on rumspringa and conflicted about permanently joining the church. Meanwhile, Laura's world is turned upside down when a tragic accident threatens her dreams of becoming John's frau. Despite the obstacles in her path, Laura remains steadfast in her faith. Will Lydia's love for Milton win out over his love for the world, and is Laura strong enough to face an uncertain future with John? Only the Lord has the answers the Mast sisters so desperately search for.
About the Author
Jerry Eicher’s Amish fiction has sold more than 800,000 copies. After a traditional Amish childhood, Jerry taught for two terms in Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. Since then he’s been involved in church renewal, preaching, and teaching Bible studies. Jerry lives with his wife, Tina, in Virginia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
ALWAYS CLOSE TO HOME is the third book in Mr. Eicher's The St. Lawrence County Amish (The first two are: A Heart Once Broken and Until I Love Again). ALWAYS CLOSE TO HOME stands alone as I didn't read the first two in this series. There are three romances in this story with three main characters. Lydia, Laura, and Nancy all struggle to gain acceptance for their loves as all three are discouraged from marrying the man of their dreams and encourage to settle with someone who is dependable. Except the dependable one turned into the meanest of characters when one of the three gave into the demands. I liked him well enough at first, but not afterwards. I would've liked more details of the wedding that ended the book -- how did that man and woman really feel about each other -- since neither were a main character. Mr. Eicher's story was engaging and I enjoyed getting to know all three women and hearing their stories. If you like Amish romances I recommend Mr. Eicher's ALWAYS CLOSE TO HOME. I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.