Friday, January 28, 2011

A Hope for Hannah - Jerry S. Eicher

Summary from Good Reads: Growing more popular with each new novel (over 100,000 copies in combined sales), author Jerry Eicher continues the Hannah series with this intriguing glimpse into a young Amish couple’s early marriage. Hannah Byler is now married. She and Jake live in a small Amish community near Montana’s Cabinet Mountains, and the rough log cabin is far from everything Hannah holds dear. Anxious about her new role as wife and soon-to-be mother, Hannah understands she must learn to control her anxious heart if her marriage is to survive. Just as the young couple settles into their new routine, Jake loses his timber job and answers the call to ministry. With winter pressing in and money scarce, Jake and Hannah discover hardships can either drive them apart or draw them closer. Determined to find hope despite fearful conditions, they struggle to survive in this harsh land and bear their responsibilities with grace.

Jake and Hannah Byler are now married and live in a remote cabin in Montana.  Hannah is lonely and misses Indiana and her parents.  When things start going bad for them, she tries to talk Jake into moving to Indiana.  He feels that he is meant to be there and is not ready to give up.  Then something happens that makes him realize that they belong there.  As a new minister, Jake accepts his new responsibility although Hannah is not ready to be a minister's wife and deal with the burdens associated with it.  As a couple, they are hit with several challenges along the way.  With their faith and perservance, everything happens for a reason.

I enjoyed the continued story about Hannah from A Dream for Hannah.  I did feel that the story was little slower in this book, it was still well written and the characters were well developed.

I am looking forward to downloading his next series, A Wedding Quilt for Ella, which is due to come out on February 1, 2011.  I have it pre-ordered so I will have it right away.  I will be reading that after I read my book club book for this month.

1 comment:

  1. I just read a compliation of 3 Amish novellas...I think it's called "An Amish Love." I'll have to get back with you on that!