Thursday, February 2, 2012

Missing Your Smile by Jerry Eicher

This Book was supplied to me by Harvest House Publishers through NetGalley for a review in return.

Book Description

When Susan Hostetler has a falling out with her boyfriend, Thomas Stoll, she leaves her Amish community and moves to Asbury Park to experiment in English life. There she learns to drive a car, takes her GED test, and falls in love with young and handsome Duane Bower. Back home, her parents are devastated and miss their daughter terribly. But what can they do? Susan has a mind of her own.

Just as Susan is enjoying her new life, her plans are interrupted. She meets Teresa Long, a young, unwed, expectant mother who asks Susan to help her have her baby adopted by an Amish family. As Susan is drawn into the young woman's life, she also finds herself drawn back to her Amish roots. But can she truly leave her life behind.and Duane?

My Review

This book is the first book in the Fields of Home Series by Jerry Eicher. Jerry is one of the best authors who write about the Amish and what their world deals with.

This book is about Susan Hostetler who breaks up with her fiancĂ© Thomas Stoll. It is a complete misunderstanding I believe anyway. After this happens, she leaves her Amish community and goes to the English world in Asbury Park, N.J. At first, I thought she was making a complete mistake for going there but as it winds up, I don’t think so. She learns how to drive and this part is hilarious and you will love this part also. She then takes her GED which I really didn’t think she would.

She meets Duane Bower and goes out with him a few times and she doesn’t understand how the English date, but she learns.

In the meantime, she meets a young girl who is single and pregnant. After she is friendly with Teresa Long, she wants Susan to adopt her baby or see if an Amish family will adopt her baby. When this happens, Susan is drawn back to the Amish life and she isn’t sure she wants that part. But, she does wind up helping her though.

I won’t say anything else, I don’t want to spoil the book for you. I love Jerry Eicher’s books, he is GREAT. I would definitely suggest this book to my friends and family.