Until I Love Again

Until I Love Again

by Jerry S. Eicher


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Until I Love Again by Jerry S. Eicher

Will a Secret from the Past Threaten Susanna's Future?

Susanna Miller's freedom during her rumspringa goes a bit further than she wants her family to know. A birthday sign innocently placed on a gas station billboard condemns Susanna as she realizes her relationship with the charming Joey Macalister, an Englisha man, has become far too close.

Her daett is not pleased, but what he hasn't told her is that he himself has regrets about events from his own rumspringa. Widower Ernest Helmuth knows Ralph Miller's secret, but he has said nothing as of yet. He plans on having Susanna as his bride no matter what.

With her baptism approaching, Susanna knows that time is running out to make her choice: stay with her family or hope she can find love in the Englisha world. With Ernest Helmuth watching, that decision might not be hers to make. 

Is Susanna's faith strong enough to make the right choice? 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736965897
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Series: St. Lawrence County Amish Series , #2
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 808,726
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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.

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Until I Love Again 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just didn't like this book. I couldn't engage in it after the first few pages. Susanna is a whiny brat who can't decide what she wants to do. The entire book is about her "friendship" with an Englischa boy. I got tired of it and recycled it.
Dawncatlady More than 1 year ago
Susanna must make some choices upon returning to her community after her RUMSPRINGA and decide in her heart where her future belongs. Enjoyed this author's family interaction and description. First book I've read by this author although was recommended by family. Will be on the look out for the rest of the series. Ebook from Netgalley and publishers with thanks. Opinions are entirely my own.
ReginaFujitani More than 1 year ago
Until I Love Again wasn't what I was expecting. It isn't your typical Amish book where the Amish girl is tempted into English life. I have mixed emotions about this book. Yes, it's good, but I really don't know how I feel about the whole of it. There were a lot of things packed into this that I saw as negatives. Susanna has both feet sitting on either side of the fence....one into the world and one into her Amish life. I felt like the scales were balanced when she was pushed into decisions that should've been left alone. Suzanne shouldn't have been for something her father did in his youth. In the end readers will be happy to see there is a happy and sweet ending but to me it's sad. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Harvest House Publishers for my honest and unbiased opinion of this book.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Until I Love Again by Jerry S. Eicher is second book in The St. Lawrence County Amish series. Susanna Miller is the final days of her rumspringa. She is friends with Englischer, Joey Macalister. On Susanna’s birthday, Joey has a birthday greeting put up on the sign at the seed and feed store. Susanna’s father, Ralph is not pleased. Ralph has given Susanna a lot of leeway during her rumspringa (which Susanna managed to extend quite far without his knowledge), but that is now at an end. Susanna’s parents insist that she start taking Baptismal classes and start keeping her close to home. They are even talking with Widower Ernest Helmuth wishes to marry Susanna (he is very determined). He knows the secret that Ralph Miller has kept from his daughter. Susanna is taking the classes, but she is not sure she wishes to stay Amish. Susanna needs to decide which life is really for her: Amish or English. Will Ralph’s secret help Susanna with her decision and how will affect Susanna (and her family)? I found Until I Love Again to be a little unrealistic. No one (not even in the Amish) can be forced to marry in this day and age. I did not understand why any father would want their daughter to marry Ernest Helmuth (he was obsessed and not in a good way). I had trouble enjoying this book, because it felt unreal. If it was set in the 1800s I could understand (a wee bit), but not in 2016 in the United States. While Until I Love Again is the second book in the series, it can be read alone. The book is heavy on the religious aspect which I found unappealing. It needed a lighter touch. The writing is nice and the book is easy to read (flows well). It is just not my favorite book by this author. I give Until I Love Again 3 out of 5 stars (it was okay). I received a complimentary copy of Until I Love Again in exchange for an honest review. The comments and opinions expressed are strictly my own.
wfnren More than 1 year ago
My heart was bleeding for Susanna OH MY, OH MY, OH MY! It has been a while since I've read one of Jerry's books and boy have I been missing out. Susanna's story made my heart bleed! Why would she be blamed for a sin that was not even committed by her? Not only does her family treat her differently but the community even seems to reject her, except for a man she does not love. Will her faith be enough for her to stay? This is a MUST read, one you will not want to put down until you discover which direction her life goes. Thank you to Harvest House Publishers and Jerry S. Eicher for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255
faithsnana More than 1 year ago
I didn’t realize when I got this book from NetGalley and started reading it that it was the second in a series. I don’t think it really matters though as it seems to work well as a stand-alone. Susanna Miller was in her rumspringa and was enjoying the company of Joey an English boy. She loved going to his parent’s house. His mother taught Susanna to play the piano and she loved it. Her father had always been lenient with her and she would later find out why. After her father had gone to town and seen the giant Happy Birthday sign that Joey had put out for her, it was decided that her rumspringa must end. It was also decided that, since none of the young Amish men wanted her, she was to marry widower Ernest Helmut and help raise his two little girls. I don’t like Ernest at all. He’s very arrogant…not a good trait for an Amish man. He loves Susanna and knows she doesn’t love him. He acts as though he’s doing her a favor by marrying her when no one else will have her. He even knows the reason. A secret still not revealed to her. Read this well written book to find out what the secret is and how it affects Susanna. Does she give in and marry Ernest?
RGNHALL More than 1 year ago
Ernest Helmuth is very persistent and controlling, and he is determined to have Susanna as his new bride. His two little girls are just adorable and need a new mother. His sister has been kind enough to help him care for his home and his daughters, but she is of marriageable age herself and is very fond of a young Amish man in the church. Susanna enjoyed her rumspringa time a little too much for her family and the community's taste. But does that explain why she hasn't been invited to ride home with anyone from the singings? Susanna has met a wonderful Englisha friend in Joey and his family as well. They are very good friends but her family does NOT approve. Will he lead her away from the church or will she marry Ernest and stay? and what is the secret that Ernest is holding over her head? This book is very interesting. I did wonder though about the treatment that Susanna receives from the Amish community and the eligible young men? I don't want to spoil the story for readers in telling what this treatment is and why she receives it, but in other Amish novels, I thought things were done in a different way for young people in her position. The author was raised in an Amish home so I'm sure he is correct. I wonder why other authors show a different perspective? This does make the plot very unique compared to others I have read. Readers will enjoy learning about the Amish and Susanna's love interests. I rated this book 4 stars and am sure that other readers will love this book. I received an ebook from netgalley and a print copy from the author and publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
lsnlj More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy Amish novels, this one will not disappoint. Jerry Eicher does a great job developing her characters and keeping them real. You really are not sure at times how you want this one to go, nor are you sure which direction it will take. Susanna is a determined, loving, caring woman who loves her family but is not sure what she really wants. She has many choices to make throughout this novel which will not only affect her life but the lives of those she loves and those in her community. I was given an ARC copy of this novel from net galley for my honest opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Rumspringa," the time during their teens when Amish children are allowed to experience the "Englisha" world. Susanna enjoyed hers until she was suddenly told it had to end! She was told to grow up overnight because of her actions, past secrets and sins... There is a good story here that gets lost in repetitive sayings and drawn out phrases. A shorter novel would have accomplished the story with a better read. Book free for honest review from publisher and Netgalley.