of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
12rlr2410New York, NYAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5January 2, 201312rlr2410New York, NYAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It was a wonderful book. Will recommend it to anyone
Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5November 27, 2012Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4A beautiful Christmas story to read if you love Amish fiction.
FayeAge: 18-24Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Sweet taleNovember 20, 2012FayeAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5A Christmas tale of love and learning.
When newlywed Susanna's old flame comes back to their district, causing troubles in her new marriage to the love of her life, Herman Wagler. It get's harder when Herman announces that he doesn't want to celebrate Christmas with a big to do. Will Susanna and Herman be able to patch things up in time for Christmas?
This is actually the first novel by Jerry Eicher that I have personally read, and it exceeded my expectations by far. It wasn't your typical heartwarming Christmas tale, (not that it wasn't heartwarming), it was more of a romance about a young couple learning and working out the difficulties in their young marriage.
I found the characters to be wonderful well developed, and I loved how this book wasn't your typical Christmas novella. The story was compelling, and heartfelt. I really wanted Herman and Susanna to finally be able to connect and understand each other better.
Overall lovely love story, in a sweet novella, from Jerry Eicher. After reading this story I know that I will definitely be reading more from Mr. Eicher in the future! A lovely Christmas love story.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
homesteadingHampton Roads -- VAAge: 45-54Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5A wish come true!November 13, 2012homesteadingHampton Roads -- VAAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleThis is a short but sweet book about a newly married couple and their struggle to create their own traditions for Christmas. The great thing about the story is seeing growth in each of the characters take place. Susanna's thoughts and inner struggles seemed plausible, and I really came to like Herman by the end!
Special thanks to Ginger Chen for sending me a review copy. I wasn't required to write a positive review, just my opinion on the book.
SbamsSt. Louis, MOAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Not just for ChristmasOctober 30, 2012SbamsSt. Louis, MOAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I normally like to keep Christmas books to read around the holidays but I couldn't wait to start on this one, so I dug right in. Don't get me wrong, there is Christmas in the book, but it's also a story I'd say just about anyone could relate to, which makes it a page-turner.
Susanna has a new husband, who probably wouldn't have been her first choice, though she does love him. The story involves the things almost all newlyweds go through - differing traditions, living up to the in-laws' expectations, remembrances of an old flame (when he suddenly pops back into town with Susanna on his mind), and learning to start a brand new life - with no turning back.
I very much enjoyed it ~ the push-pull and range of feelings made it not only believable, but kept it interesting. Plus it's not a real long novel, which makes it perfect for reading around the holidays (although like I said, I couldn't wait). I'd give it an A+. Good job, Jerry!