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Following Your Heart
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Release Date: May 2012
Page Count: 288
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Binding: Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-0-7369-4478-6
Case Lot Quantity: 48
Collection/Series Name: Fields of Home
Series: 2

Following Your Heart

Readers will delight in this warmhearted novel by bestselling author Jerry Eicher (more than 350,000 books sold), a former Amish man, who writes with authenticity and compassion about the people he grew up with.

Susan Hostetler a young Amish woman who had left her community for life in the outside world, returns home to her family with her English friend, Teresa Long, and Teresa’s newborn, fatherless son. Teresa has come in hopes of settling with the Amish people.

Deacon Ray gets wind of the situation and forbids the unwed mother from attending the church services, fearing she will pollute the young people of the community.

Susan’s estranged boyfriend, Thomas Stoll, who still has hopes of winning her back, fears the trouble with Teresa will drive Susan back into the English world.

Thomas convinces Yost Byler, an old bachelor, to propose to Teresa and adopt her child after the marriage. When Yost visits Deacon Ray with his plan, Deacon Ray agrees to the idea and removes the restriction, allowing Teresa to begin attending instruction classes.

Outraged at this turn of events, Susan is unable to persuade Teresa from her plans to marry Yost. Yet throughout it all, Deacon Ray’s son, James, notices the depth of Teresa’s devotion to the faith and to her son, and finds himself drawn to her.

With two Amish men interested in her, Teresa has a decision to make…and so does Susan. Will Susan stay in the community she loves….or venture back to the freedom she enjoyed in the English world?

Book Two in the Fields of Home series

Meet the author

Jerry S. Eicher

Jerry S. Eicher

Jerry Eicher’s Amish fiction has sold more than 800,000 copies. After a traditional Amish childhood, Jerry taught for two terms in Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. Since then he’s been involved in church renewal, preaching, and teaching Bible studies. Jerry lives with his wife, Tina, in Virginia.

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A Word from the Author

“The clash of cultures continues, as Susan has returned home to the community accompanied by Teresa and Baby Samuel. Only now it’s not the Amish world struggling to deal with an Englisha environment, but the opposite. And the question now is, will Teresa be successful in joining the community, or should she and Susan return to Asbury Park?”
Jerry Eicher, author of Following Your Heart

Editorial Reviews

“Jerry Eicher, a former Amish man, has written a heartwarming page-turner that will leave Amish fiction fans eager for more.”
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“…the characters were very well-drawn with a nicely paced narrative flow…It was a very enjoyable read indeed, and I enjoyed seeing so much of Amish life from a refreshingly male perspective. I definitely look forward to reading more books from Jerry Eicher in the future.”

“This book is a great book, I could not put it down but had to force myself to do so…Everyone who likes the Amish as much as I do will love this series.”

"This book was great!"

“I’ve enjoyed reading this series of Mr. Eicher’s book and can’t for the next book in the series…”

Following Your Heart is a heartwarming story…”


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“Jerry, you have outdone yourself. Each book just keeps getting better and better!”
Karla Hanns,

“Once again author Jerry S. Eicher brings God, faith, trust and the importance of a loving family into this mix. It was a wonderful page turning read. I loved it and give it a 5 star review!”
Judy Burgi

“I didn't want to put Following Your Heart down! After having read book one, I was anxious to find out what happened next and this book did not disappoint. It was everything and more I had hoped. I love Teresa's story and her enthusiasm for the Amish faith and culture is contagious!"
—Lynne Young

"Wholeheartedly recommended as a good read!"
Wendy Newcomb,

Following Your Heart is written very well and is a quick read. You won't want to put it down!”
Wade Hatfield

"A very enjoyable book full of twists and turns and another complex look at the simple life of the Amish community and a young Englisha woman whose greatest desire is to live among them."
Rena Holcomb

“This was my first book I've read by Jerry Eicher and I really enjoyed it; I couldn't put it down.”
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