Friday, June 15, 2012

A Baby for Hannah

Author: Jerry Eicher
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
July 2011
ISBN: 978-0736943369
Genre: Inspirational/women’s fiction/Amish

Jake and Hannah Byler have miscarried one very wanted baby, and now they are looking forward to the birth of another one—if Hannah can carry it to term. Hannah’s sister, Miriam, has come to “help out” after the birth of the baby, and in the mean time as a horsetrainer for another woman. Miriam gets involved in a very quick romance with an Amishman in the area, but there is some concern that her new beau will jump the fence.

Jake is upset and bothered because a Mennonite evangelist is coming to the area and there is a danger that some of the Amish will leave to follow that group. He’s also not happy that his English boss has expressed interest in joining the Amish church so he can get married to one of the Amish women. Jake has discouraged the romance, but is he able to stop forbidden love from blooming.

A BABY FOR HANNAH is the third book of Hannah’s Heart series. I didn’t read any of the other books in this series, but Mr. Eicher did a good job explaining things enough that I really wasn’t lost.

I enjoyed getting to know Hannah and Jake, and experiencing a bit of Mr. Eicher’s style of writing. I found it very informative, and Hannah and Jake both could be real people with very real struggles.

If you enjoy reading Amish fiction, then A BABY FOR HANNAH would be a good book to read. Hannah and Jake’s romance is already established, but there are two other romances in the book, Miriam’s and Mary’s, so if you want romance, you won’t be disappointed. $11.99. 277 pages.

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