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Just as Susan is enjoying her new life, her plans are interrupted. She meets Teresa Long, a young, unwed, expectant mother who asks Susan to help her have her baby adopted by an Amish family. As Susan is drawn into the young woman's life, she also finds herself drawn back to her Amish roots. But can she truly leave her life behind.and Duane?
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Fields of Home
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Readers will delight in this heartfelt novel by bestselling author Jerry Eicher, a former Amishman, who writes with authenticity and compassion about the people he grew up with.
When Susan Hostetler has a falling out with her boyfriend, Thomas Stoll, she leaves her Amish community and moves to Asbury Park to experiment in English life. There she learns to drive a car, takes her GED test, and falls in love with young and handsome Duane Bower. Back home, her parents are devastated and miss their daughter terribly. But what can they do? Susan has a mind of her own.
Just as Susan is enjoying her new life, her plans are interrupted. She meets Teresa Long, a young, unwed, expectant mother who asks Susan to help her have her baby adopted by an Amish family. As Susan is drawn into the young woman's life, she also finds herself drawn back to her Amish roots. But can she truly leave her life behind...and Duane?
Rena E. Holcomb
cakeladyWoodinville, WAAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5October 8, 2013cakeladyWoodinville, WAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5So far all the books I have read where great and I pass the books to my friends.
MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Amish girl tries English lifeJuly 19, 2012MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Susan Hostetler fled her Amish home and community after catching her boyfriend kissing her best friend. With her dreams shattered, she seeks a life in the "Englisha" world, as non-Amish are called. Susan finds work in a bakery and gradually adapts to her new life. She misses her family and the way she was raised, but doesn't think she could return to live among them.
Susan's experiment in the world's ways includes learning to drive a car, seeking her GED, and dating a sophisticated businessman. While exciting, none of these things provide her true fulfillment. She becomes friends with the bakery owner's son, Robby, and encourages him to return to the faith he'd abandoned. She also befriends a pregnant young woman who needs assistance. Helping Teresa, this unwed mother, leads Susan back to her roots since Teresa wants her son adopted by the Amish.
The ending of Missing Your Smile, the first novel in Jerry Eicher's Fields of Home series has on open-ended conclusion. I will soon be reading the sequel to learn what happens to Teresa and Susan.
Karen GervaisTroy, NYAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Book!June 20, 2012Karen GervaisTroy, NYAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Missing Your Smile is the first in a series of three. I absolutely loved this book. I enjoyed getting to know Susan and the other characters in the book and I can't wait to see what happens next! I will be adding "Following Your Heart" and "Where Love Grows" (Sept. 2012) the next two books in the series to my wish list.
I highly recommend this book! Especially to those who like reading Amish fiction! This was just a great book and I truly enjoyed it. A job well done Jerry Eicher.
Janus Tuttle5 Stars Out Of 5Another great Amish SeriesMay 4, 2012Janus TuttleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I read Missing Your Smile and just finished Following Your Heart. Love both of them and waiting for a follow up. Another book or books that were difficult to put down.
pattinorth webster, INAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5love this bookMarch 31, 2012pattinorth webster, INAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5i won this book thru Jerry himself as a give away on facebook, that has been awhile ago. i started reading this book just the other day and i couldnt put it down. that is the way i am with all his books and many other amish books. i love this story because it could really happen in our world today. i cant wait to read the second book in the series. if i could win it that would b awesome, out local library doesnt get the books in a series right away. i will have to wait a while. but it will be with the wait.