Monday, February 27, 2017
Review: Always Close to Home by:Jerry S. Eicher
About the Book:
Are Two Miracles Too Much to Ask For?
Twins Laura and Lydia Mast keep few secrets from each other, but even Laura doesn't sense the great ache Lydia has held in her heart since Laura started dating the charming John Yoder. When will it be Lydia's turn for love?
Despite having a willing suitor in Wendell Kaufman, who once unsuccessfully pursued her sister, Lydia's attention is fixed on Milton Beiler. Milton hasn't paid Lydia the least bit of attention, and worse still, he's on rumspringa and conflicted about permanently joining the church.
Meanwhile, Laura's world is turned upside down when a tragic accident threatens her dreams of becoming John's frau. Despite the obstacles in her path, Laura remains steadfast in her faith.
Will Lydia's love for Milton win out over his love for the world, and is Laura strong enough to face an uncertain future with John? Only the Lord has the answers the Mast sisters so desperately search for.
The newest story by author Jerry S. Eicher entitled Always Close to Home, is a telling one that involves sisters. Things among them are usually terrific but these girls are twins and one of them is starting to feel that love will never come her way. I loved the story. I loved the dynamic between Lydia and Milton. I think it was a nice change for the author to play the angle that the guy love interest never even noticed the girl love interest.
This story is a two in one because you will get a chance to see both girls and their love life unfold. And at times during the story it seemed that things just were not going to go their way and there wouldn't be a happy ending. I really enjoyed the dynamic between characters. I think this may be my most favorite of the author's books, so far.
This book is part of The St. Lawrence County Amish Book series. It is book 3.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.