In this story, Susanna and her husband disagree about holidays. Newlyweds, struggling to blend their lives into one, each with traditions from their own families.
Add to the mix an old boyfriend who seems far more exciting than the husband, and we have a story that could take place in any setting. That it occurs in an Amish community just makes it more fun to sort out.
When Matthew left the Amish and went out into the English world to live, he left Susanna with a broken heart, but she had to go on, so when Herman Wagler asked to take her home from a singing, she went and they continued to see each other. Then they decided to wed, even though she though her heart still belonged to Matthew.
After they had been married three weeks, Matthew showed up at his brother's home and Susanna saw him, then she told him she was married. That was hard for him to believe.
Susanna's family celebrated Christmas but Herman's family didn't and there was a disagreement amoung the newely wed on this. But as his wift Susanna went alone with Herman. Will this put a wedge in their marraige? What about the return of her first love Matthew?
As always Jerry S Eicher writes a great book on the Amish as he grew up that way himself. Thanks so much to Jerry and Harvest House Publishing for sending me this free book in order for me to review.