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Elizabeth Byler Younts
Elizabeth Byler Younts is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers. She is an Air Force officer’s wife and a homeschooling mom with two young daughters. She makes her home wherever her family is stationed which is currently in Pennsylvania. Elizabeth was Amish as a child and after her parents left the church she still grew up among her Amish family and continues to speak Pennsylvania Dutch.
Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 33:3 KJV: "Call unto me and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not."
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Christine Freeman is a nurse at Hudson River State Hospital in the mid 1940’s, during which the effects of World War II rage on. She has lost both of her brothers to the war and works tirelessly serving patients at the mental ward. Worlds collide when Amish conscientious objector Eli Brenneman comes to work at the hospital. Despite and even in the midst of differences, Christine and Eli begin to develop a deep friendship. In Promise to Cherish, the conflict of World War II brings two people together to wage their own costly battle for love and discovery of self.
When World War II breaks out, Miriam's fianci, Henry, is drafted and sent to a conscientious objector camp. But when Henry feels called to fight on the front lines, he goes against the Amish church to follow God's will-forcing Miriam to choose between the rules of her religion and the leading of her heart.
It's 1943 and Miriam Coblentz and Henry Mast are nearing their wedding day when the unthinkable happens-Henry is drafted. However, since he is a part of the pacifist Amish tradition, Henry is sent to a conscientious objector Civilian Public Service camp. When he leaves for the work camp, his gaping absence turns Miriam's life upside down. Little does she know that it's only the beginning.