I have just finished reading the complete Hanna's Heart series by Jerry Eicher. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Hannah's adventures & the tragedies that she endured for one so young & the way that she ultimately found the happiness that she was searching for.
Jerry Eicher's religious background brought a deeply touching story line to the books that I found very refreshing & uplifting.
3 StarsA Dream for Hannah By Jerry S. EicherHarvest House PublishersReviewed by Diane A. BrownWhen young hearts dream of love it can lead to perilous paths. Unprepared, with high expatiations, those dreams can be easily shattered.I found the writing vivid and the people and places easy to visualize. The story line, however, had some definite dry areas and seemed to drag in places. In my mind, Hannahs character needed deeper development so the reader could better understand her heart and her choices. Teenagers however, Amish or otherwise, make spur of the moment decisions that can lead to devastating consequences, a fact that is definitely brought out in the story. Truth is also found in the need for honesty and openness in communication between parents and teens that can help prevent tragic outcomes. There are valuable lesson here for the growing young heart.