Set in Adams County, it is the third in The Adams County Trilogy but can be read as a stand alone.This book is about Rebecca that is in love with an Amish man named John who was a minister's son, but she had been in love with a Mennonite man before and he had given her a ring which was wrong in the Amish faith, she broke up with him but had kept the ring. After she fell in love with John she threw the ring into the river but got in trouble with the Bishop because she had kept it.Their problems are created by a selfish bishop's wife who believes she is initialed to an inheritance that is left to the main female characters by the bishop's wife's aunt Emma Miller the school teacher of so many of the children. All Rachel could think of was the money her aunt Emma had inherited from Rachel's father. She didn't want her husband to succeed in anything and when he bought goats and started to do really well she tried everything she could think of to get rid of them. All she could think of was getting back the money that Emma had inherited from her Rachel's father.As Rebecca and John was planning their wedding and old teacher of Rebecca's had died and left her all her money and belonging to Rebecca so that she would marry an Amish man. She got in trouble again with the Amish because it looked as though she was only marring John for the money. Will things work out for them as the time approaches for the wedding.This is the first book I have read by this author, he is an ok author but there are so many Amish writers out there, I found this it to be rather confusing in many of the conversations. I think maybe he came a little late into this field. The book didn't hold my interest as some of the other Amish author's do.This book was sent to me for review by Harvest House Publishers
I have this series and loved all 3 books. I was heartbroken over the greed of Rachel and so thrilled Rebecca was vindicated. THis is a great book how gossip can be spread because of greed and how the Lord holds Rebecca in His hands thru all the conflict. I liked how John stayed true to her thru all the conflict. I like how Jerry Eichler writes his books and the humanity he brings out. He does a beautiful job bringing out how the Lord comforts and directs our lives as we put our faith and trust in Him. I thought the book was great. I highly recommend it.
Devotion, Doubt, Devastation.Jerry has created a very perplexing and interesting story of young love. His characters are lively, intriguing and sometimes unpredictable. The story line seems realistic to the Amish style of life. The characters were a bit hard to follow in the beginning (Perhaps because I havent read other books in this series), but after the first few chapters everything flowed well and was easy to visualize. Descriptions and emotions are well presented. One could easily step inside the story. Rebecca and Johns love is put to the test of honesty, trust and faith. Can they remain true to their love, their family and their way of life in the face of unforeseen difficulties?Rebeccas Choice will surely find a place in your heart.