Friday, October 28, 2016
Review: Until I Love Again by:Jerry S. Eicher
About the Book:
What if the only way to avoid total rejection was to marry or run?
Susanna's freedom during her rumspringa time goes a bit further than she wants her family to know. A birthday sign innocently placed on a gas station billboard condemns Susanna as she realizes her relationship with an Englisha has become far too close.
Her daett is not pleased, but what he hasn't told her is that he himself fathered a child during his own rumspringa. Widower Ernest Helmuth knows about the child, but has said nothing as of yet. He plans on having Susanna as his bride.
With her baptism approaching, Susanna knows that time is running out to make her choice: stay with her family or go to live with the Englisha she has come to love.
With Ernest Helmuth watching, that decision might not be hers to make.
This is one of those Amish stories that doesn't leave a real good feeling in my stomach much less my heart. It seems bad all the way around. The writing is superb, as always but the subject matter is a little upsetting to say the least. But tackle it we must. The author, Jerry Eicher can take and attack a story from all angles and this one is no different.
Susanna is not really truly proud of herself and all that went down during her rumspringa and most kids aren't I would say. The Amish lead somewhat sheltered lives so when they are released into the wilds of this world they can find themselves in dire straits and that's not a good thing.
Susanna is going to have to make a decision about her life, so she is definitely at a crossroads, of sorts. Her family will forbid her to fly the coop so she is torn beyond belief as to wait to do next but she feels that life calling to her. I really didn't understand why the book ended the way it did. I wanted a better ending.
A great addition to the series, just wish the ending was a little better. Fell in love with Susanna from the beginning.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.