Title: Susanna’s Christmas Wish
Author: Jerry S. Eicher
Post Date: September 12, 2012
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Review Link: https://sweetpea0944.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/susannas-christmas-wish/
Susanna’s Christmas Wish was the first novel I have read by Mr. Eicher. I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised when I sat down to write this review and found that Jerry Eicher is a man and not a woman as I had assumed. His writing is wonderful and he beautifully expresses the heart of the female character in this book. I found the book to be very enjoyable and finished reading it in one day.
Amish fiction is one of my favorite genres and this book addressed issues that I have never encountered in any other Amish literature. Susanna and Hermann are newlyweds and face the issues that come along with the joining of a couple and the traditions and ways that each bring from their individual families. The couple face some difficult situations as they begin their new life together but handle them with dignity and grace. I could relate to the problems the young couple encountered in blending their lives. Mr. Eicher gave me a new dimension of the Amish that I have never thought about before. I’m sure that there is some resistance in an Amish marriage just as in the English world. Individual families have their unique ways of interacting and have small differences even though they come from very similar backgrounds.
I give Susanna’s Christmas Wish 4 out of 5 stars and look forward to reading more books by this wonderful author.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Susanna’s Christmas Wish through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated are solely my own and are unbiased.