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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Katie Opens her Heart

Katie Opens Her Heart

By Jerry Eicher

  • Christian Fiction
  • Amish life
  • my rating is 5 out of 5 stars


   This book is the first in a new series called "Emma Raber's Daughter". In this book, Katie is a teenager living with her widowed mom, Emma. Due to the loss of her father and situations in her mom's past, Katie is kept from participating in the traditional Amish rumspringa. Katie and her mom are considered strange by the Amish community. Katie badly wants to be a part of the community and to have friends.
     One day, through a friend at work, Katie is invited to a mennonite birthday party. Although her mom is against it, Katie goes and had a great time. She feels comfortable and loved by the friends she meets and wants to continue to nurture the friendships by going to more get togethers with them.
      When Jesse comes to court Katie's mom, she sees this as a way for Emma to be happy, but also allow her to gain the life and freedom she deserves herself. Although there are many setbacks and obstacles  to overcome, this is the beginning of new life for them both.


     I have always found books about the Amish lifestyle fascinating. The traditions have interested me in seeing how they live the simple life, not affected by all the trappings of the world. In this book again I was not disappointed. I had a hard time putting down the book. This is a great story with an interesting plot. I felt myself become a part of each of the characters and feeling how they felt in each circumstance. It was easy to put yourself in their place to see how each situation affected their life and their love.
      I look forward to the next book in this series, and can't wait to see what changes happen in Katie and Emma's lives and also watch new stories unfold in new characters. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a story of life, love and family.

Disclosure: I received an ebook in order to do this review. No other compensation took place. The opinions here are my own and may differ from yours.

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  1. This sounds very interesting! I grew up in and live in PA, so I have been around a lot of Amish. They have always fascinated me!
    I have to add this to my Amazon list. Thank you for sharing!

    1. thanks:) It's such a great book!

  2. How do u get ebooks to review? I would love to review this book!

  3. Hi Plaingrl, I found this through net I had to sign up, get approved and then I can apply for books to review. It's great!

  4. I would love to read more about the Amish life. It has always fascinated me :)


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