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Miriam Yoder has a secret. After caring for Amos Bland during his last days, Miriam receives a large inheritance. When Ivan Mast indicates his romantic intentions, Miriam suspects he has discovered her hideen wealth and his motives may not be inspired by his love for her.
Seeking a fresh start where no one knows her, Miriam accepts a teaching position in Oklahoma. Here, she meets Wayne Yutzy, a local greenhouse employee whose interest in her seems genuine. When he proposes, Miriam accepts without hesitation. Happiness surely awaits the newly engaged couple... or does it?
Miriam's Secret is the first book in the Land of Promise series from bestselling author Jerry Eicher.
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Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2015
Series: Land of Promise
Bestselling author Jerry S. Eicher (more than 600,000 books sold) brings new characters and surprising challenges to lovers of Amish fiction in the Land of Promise series.
In this first book, Miriam Yoder has a secret. Her compassionate care for Amos Bland during his last days resulted in her receiving a large inheritance. When Ivan Mast indicates his intentions at romance, Miriam suspects he’s discovered her hidden wealth and has plans that aren’t inspired by his love for her.
Seeking a fresh start where no one knows her, Miriam accepts a teaching position in faraway Oklahoma where she meets Wayne Yutzy, a local greenhouse employee. His interest in her seems genuine and when he proposes, Miriam accepts. Happiness surely awaits the newly engaged couple….or does it?
Book one in the Land of Promise series
Deana5 Stars Out Of 5secrets of the familyJune 2, 2015DeanaQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Miriam is an Amish girl who has a heart of gold. She is always eager to help out. She knows her family is very poor and decides she needs to find work to help with finances. Miriam gets a job taking care of an Englisher. At first her father is not happy with this arrangement but let's Miriam continue working because the family needs her wages.
One morning as she is fixing breakfast , she realizes how quiet it is outside on the porch where Mr. Banks went to wait for his meal. He loves being out there in the fresh air. She goes out to check on him and finds that he has passed away. Miriam had gotten very close to him and thought of him like a second father. After the shock of finding him begins to hurt less she contacts his sister.
After the funeral is complete, Miriam finds out that Mr. Banks has left something to her in his will. He has left her with one of the finest farms around and 2,000,000 in cash. Miriam is stunned and now must decide what to do.
After much discussion and hurtful words exchanged between her and her father, Miriam decides to give the farm to her father and mother. She knows this will be a blessing for them and hopefully her father won't worry so much about finances.
There is a secret though that she has not told anyone about. She decides to keep this secret to herself as now one of the young men in the community has suddenly become interested in her. Miriam has many sleepless nights and decides to take her sister with her to Oklahoma to help her aunt out who is expecting a child soon.
Mr. Eicher has written another beautiful Amish story rich in values and struggles. I love how the story shows us that the love of money can change people and can sometimes make us do things that hurt others. He has captured a strong independent woman in Miriam. Will she finally find true love in Oklahoma or back home? Is the attention she is getting because of her wealth? What happens if her secret is revealed? This book has everything you have come to expect from a gifted writer like Mr. Either. He takes us thru hardship , greed, forgiveness and a hope at true love. I can't wait for the next book in this series. Well done Mr. Eicher
JCMorrowsAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Dont miss this wonderful new series the Land of Promise!May 6, 2015JCMorrowsAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Miriams Secret is the first book in Jerrys NEW Land of Promise series.
Jerry Eicher has begun another wonderful, true to life Amish series!
As usual, its full of emotion and difficult choices
When the man Miriam is hired to care for dies, she is surprised to learn that she has inherited a huge fortune, along with his family farm.
Having grown up in an Amish home and teaching in Amish schoolhouses, Jerry Eicher knows very well the ways of an Amish community. This is such a unique situation I cant imagine this happens often to young Amish girls.
But you can see her faith in the choices she makes
I dont want to give anything away, so Im going to tread lightly here but its a great story!
From the first word, this story will draw you in and it wont let you go until the last page. Whether it is the superb writing or the wonderful plot, you will find this book impossible to put down and if youre like me, youll be wishing the second book was available the moment you finish the first book!
StacyWTennesseeAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great ReadFebruary 5, 2015StacyWTennesseeAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Miriam's Secret was definitely full of surprises for me as this is the first time I have read an Amish story from a male perspective. It was fresh and felt more true to the Amish and how they really live, and how they interact with the English. Even though there was romance it was not the mushy type of romance with all the hearts and flowers. There is a lot of issues with money in this story and how it can affect people's lives in a bad way and a good way. How could someone hold that much guilt over having the money when it was gifted was so heart wrenching. I enjoyed reading Miriam's Secret and can't wait to read the second book in the series.
BarbWest Monroe, LAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Amazing BookFebruary 1, 2015BarbWest Monroe, LAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Miriam's Secret is an amazing book. Author Jerry S. Eicher has written a captivating, intriguing and uncomparable book. He writes an unusual but most interesting storyline. The details and descriptions make me feel I'm experiencing what's happening with the characters. I love the characters and enjoyed reading this fabulous book. Jerry S. Eicher has a different style of Amish writing and it was a joy to read Miriam's Secret. If you haven't read one of his books, you don't know the great books you're missing. Miriam's Secret is Book One in the Land of Promise series. I can't wait until Book Two comes out.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. This review is one hundred percent my opinion.
Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Miriam's SecretDecember 19, 2014Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Miriams Secret is another Amish story written by Jerry Eicher. I have read by Eicher and this one just had a different feel to it than his other works, as well as, other Amish books written by other authors.
Which I thought was refreshing to read a unique Amish story. I had no idea where Eicher was taking this one. I thought the book was pretty good. I like the characters, the setting, and, again, the unique story.
I recommend it.