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When widower Jesse Mast calls for Mamm's hand in marriage, Katie hopes to move into a new phase of life and leave the old "Emma Raber's daughter" behind. But Emma is having none of it, and Katie must consider abandoning all hope of ever changing her mamm's bitterness or of ever having popular Ben Yoder notice her. Out of sheer frustration, she begins attending nearby Mennonite youth gatherings.
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Emma Raber's Daughter
Bestselling Amish fiction author Jerry S. Eicher (nearly half a million copies sold) returns with the first book in another of his delightful and compelling series.
Here is the touching story of an awakening young Amish girl, Katie Raber, who finds she wants more from life than to be known as simply Emma Raber’s daughter.”
Emma has refused to remarry since Katie’s daett died soon after she was born. And in an effort to keep Katie home, Emma has forbidden her from participating in the rumspringa tradition.
When widower Jesse Mast calls for Mamm’s hand in marriage, Katie hopes to move into a new phase of life and leave the old Emma Raber’s daughter” behind. But Emma is having none of it, and Katie must consider abandoning all hope of ever changing her mamm’s bitterness or of ever having popular Ben Yoder notice her. Out of sheer frustration, she begins attending nearby Mennonite youth gatherings.
Sparks fly when Jesse’s children object fiercely to the attentions their daett is paying to Emma Raber. And widowed Ruth Hochstetler makes her own move for Jesse Mast’s hand.
Book one in the Emma Raber’s Daughter series.
Jerry Eicher taught for two terms in Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. He writes of his experience growing up Amish in his memoir My Amish Childhood. Jerry has been involved in church renewal, preaching, and teaching Bible studies. He lives with his wife, Tina, and their four children in Virginia.
Jerry S. Eicher again skillfully draws the reader into the characters in such a way that one would feel the events unfolding as though a part of it all! The story gripped me to the point that I read it through in two sessions! An excellent read!”
Patricia Huber, pattisperusal.wordpress.com
Jerry has a real talent when developing new characters. He has once again been successful in capturing my attention in this new series. I can hardly wait to read the next book to see what happens next in Katie’s and Emma’s lives!”
Karla Hanns, kara-hanns-karla.blogspot.com
I enjoyed reading about Katie and her loneliness touched my heart.”
Paula Osborne, arpaul-paula.blogspot.com
This is a wonderful book and I was left wanting more.”
Rhonda Nash-Hall, colormeactive.blogspot.com
What an amazing love story. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.”
Isn’t it amazing how certain characters can capture your heart? The characters in this book are very real to the reader. I was completely caught up in this story and at times I found myself praying for these characters! I highly recommend this book to all Amish fiction lovers.”
This was such an inspiring and heartfelt story. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series!”
I would gladly recommend this book for any reader of fiction, especially Amish fiction. I'm anxious to see what comes next in this series.”
Wendy Newcomb, wrensthoughts.blogspot.com