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But Teresa is not the only young woman to find romance in these pages. Susan, long estranged from Thomas Stoll, the young man she had intended to marry from her childhood, reunites with him..just as another man appears on the scene with designs on her heart. Which man is the one Da Hah has chosen for her?
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Fields of Home
In Jerry Eicher’s conclusion to his popular Fields of Home trilogy, readers will be delighted to attend the wedding of Teresa, the young Englisha girl who has come home with Susan Hostetler to learn the ways of the Amish---and in fact to become Amish herself.
But Teresa is not the only young woman to find romance in these pages. Susan, long estranged from Thomas Stoll, the young man she had intended to marry from her childhood, reunites with him .just as another man appears on the scene with designs on her heart. Which man is the one Da Hah has chosen for her?
Amidst the happiness, there is also turmoil as Menno Hostetler, Susan’s father, must face church discipline for a past sinful transgression he’s hidden for many years. At his age, can he endure the humiliation and the path to restitution?
With more than 350,000 books sold, Jerry Eicher’s many fans eagerly anticipate each new novel that offers readers a peek into the simple and interesting world of the Amisha world Jerry knows firsthand.
Book Three in the Fields of Home 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 Eicher interprets hard issues facing the Amish church for his readers with grace and sensitivity. The issue of the bann, or excommunication, has always been a difficult one within the Amish community and nearly impossible for those of us outside the church to understand. Eicher remains unique among writers of Amish books in his insider’s view of this fascinating culture, but that’s not the only reason to enjoy his books. He weaves a story that never fails to please!”
another wonderful book by author Jerry Eicher.”
Sandi Coughlin, broughttoyoubysandi.blogspot.com
I could not put this book down. It was a good read from page one. I simply loved The Fields of Home Series. I do believe it will be one of my favorites.”
You will love the way the story unfolds and the way it ends.”
Edna Tollison, edna-myfavoritethings.blogspot.com
Where Love Grows was a book I was looking forward to but sad to get to the same time; I knew this was the last book in the series and, like with all of Mr. Eicher's series, I have come to love the characters. This book brought the series to a wonderful conclusion and I was happy to see everything resolved.”
This concluding book of the Fields of Home trilogy neatly gathered the separate stories and ended them in a completely satisfying way. You fall in love with the characters and root for them as their lives unfold. Each book of the trilogy is capable of standing alone, and yet the three together are a wonderful story of people you wish you knew. Highly recommended!”
What a marvelous continuation of the story and further development of all our favorite characters who were present in the earlier books. Jerry continues to give us great insight into the Amish lifestyle and way of life. Since he comes from that background, it is accurate and his books are filled with details and facts. Another five star book!”
A very enjoyable storythis kept me interested and I read late into the night not putting the book down until I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I would encourage those of you that like Amish books to read this series.”
Wendy Newcomb, wrensthoughts.blogspot.com
MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5True-to-life Amish storyJune 19, 2013MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Susan Hostetler's life continues much like before she left her Amish community as she helps her friend Teresa prepare to wed the deacon's son, James. Susan wonders if she and Thomas can rekindle their romance or if she can truly trust him. Steve, her family's hired hand, seems to notice Susan, but she doesn't take much interest in him. Secrets from her dad's past also threaten their peaceful way of life. With so many changes upsetting her world, Susan struggles to cope. Will God see her through these trials? Will she ever find true love like Teresa and marry? This novel explores family issues and faith in a compelling and authentic manner.
Where Love Grows satisfactorily concludes Jerry Eicher's Fields of Home series. I recommend reading the books in order, but this one provides enough background information to enjoy on its own. As a former Amishman, Jerry's Amish fiction has an insider's feel. It explores tough topics the people must deal with in their Amish way, along with suspense and love to add tension and depth.
IreneUnited States4 Stars Out Of 5This is book three in the seriesApril 29, 2013IreneUnited StatesQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This is book three in the Fields of Home Series written by Jerry Eicher. I would recommend reading the others in the series before reading this one. You will get a full understanding of the characters and setting that way and not feel like you are coming into the middle of a story.
I gave this book 4/5 stars. I did not especially enjoy the main character in the story, Susan. I do not like characters that are very dependent on others and feelings to respond to their circumstances. I thought she could have been written with more depth. I liked that the families where forced to face issues that had been hidden in the past. I would recommend this book for anyone who is a fan of the author or who enjoys Amish fictional stories.
I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Best book in the seriesDecember 25, 2012wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Susan has returned home, still not sure if she wants to stay and give Thomas another chance or if she'll return to 'the world' as Steve the hired hand calls it. Teresa, the reason she returned to her Amish home, has fallen in love and will soon be married and Teresa's son, Samuel, will have a real daedt. Teresa keeps trying to convince Susan to give Thomas his second chance, so she's been trying.
About a week before Teresa's wedding, who has become like an adopted member of the Hostetler family, Menno, Susan's dad, gets a letter referring to his past that causes him mixed feelings. The morning of the wedding he tells Anna, his wife, about it but they go on as if nothing is wrong. Although, he is thrilled with the news in the letter, it may cause problems in the Amish community.
When a stranger shows up the day of the wedding then comes again the next morning to talk to Menno, Susan is in shock! Menno and Anna go to Deacon Ray to explain the situation to him and he is not happy. Deacon Ray will need to take this information to the other ministers and decide what to do with it. The next Sunday service would be communion Sunday, the day Menno and Anna will find out if one or both will be placed under the ban.
How is all of this affecting Susan and what will she do with her life now? After seeing Thomas talking to another girl in her own house on Teresa's wedding day, they were alone on the Hostetler couch, it reminds her of why she left the first time and now with what she's found out about her father's past, she's very unsure of things. Will she want to return to Asbury Park or will she stay and work through all of her inner turmoils.
Susan has a lot of things to think about right now in her life and this book shows what strong faith and the support of loved ones can help you get through.
Very enjoyable story, this kept me interested and I read late into the night not putting the book down until I couldn't keep my eyes open. I would encourage those of you that like Amish books to read this series, a continuing story about Susan Hostetler.
I received this book from Harvest House Publishers for an honest review. The opinions expressed are my own
fieryLittle Rock, ARAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5November 19, 2012fieryLittle Rock, ARAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Where Love Grows, is a wonderful conclusion in the Fields of Home series. It was so good to go with Susan on her journey to obtain love and happiness and her place with God. It was also good to see Teresa happily married and reunited with her mother. This book covers love, losses, forgiveness and thanksgiving. I love the closeness of the families. The characters in these books seem to be so real you feel like you are a part of the family. Menno meeting his English son and Menno's humility along with Anna's support of Menno was a great lesson. You could feel their pain as well as their love for each other.
Read the first two books in the series and continue with this one to the conclusion.
FayeAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent Amish ReadOctober 24, 2012FayeAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Old love is rekindled in this wonderful tale from Jerry Eicher.
A family drama interwoven with a sweet romance. Where Love Grows is a story of love, family, and forgiveness. This book is actually the first time I've read a book by this author, who came highly recommended to me by a friend, so I thought I'd give this one a shot. And I'm glad I did!
At first it helped that there was some back story and I was able to catch up with everything that had happened in the last few books just by reading and figuring some things out. This book is pulsing with drama and has some great characters that are easy to connect with, I learned alot more about the docterine and practices of the Amish.
I liked how there were a lot of characters that I got to know quite well and how the story all came together. The relationship between Steve and Susan was so cute! There were some heart-breaking parts too, so I really felt like this book had it all. I felt that is was really a realistic look at Amish life, and I understood why Susan made the choices that she did.
I think that my favorite character was probably Steve, because he was such a good man who was wise and patient.
Overall, a very enjoyable read that I was able to really get into without having read the first two in the series. I liked how this book had good themes and the characters were very well done. A book I would happily recommend.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!