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Missing Your Smile
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Release Date: February 2012
Page Count: 288
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Binding: Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-0-7369-3943-0
Case Lot Quantity: 48
Collection/Series Name: Fields of Home
Series: 1

Missing Your Smile

Readers will delight in this heartfelt novel by bestselling author Jerry Eicher, a former Amishman, who writes with authenticity and compassion about the people he grew up with.

When Susan Hostetler has a falling out with her boyfriend, Thomas Stoll, she leaves her Amish community and moves to Asbury Park to experiment in English life. There she learns to drive a car, takes her GED test, and falls in love with young and handsome Duane Bower. Back home, her parents are devastated and miss their daughter terribly. But what can they do? Susan has a mind of her own.

Just as Susan is enjoying her new life, her plans are interrupted. She meets Teresa Long, a young, unwed, expectant mother who asks Susan to help her have her baby adopted by an Amish family. As Susan is drawn into the young woman’s life, she also finds herself drawn back to her Amish roots. But can she truly leave her life behind…and Duane?

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

“I hope you enjoy the victories and triumphs of Susan Hochstetler as this heartbroken Amish girl ventures into the Englisha world. In her story you can feel some of what a real Amish girl experiences when she chooses to leave the community. And the pull which often draws her back home again.”
Jerry Eicher, author of Missing Your Smile

Editorial Reviews

“Best-selling author Eicher (Ella Finds Love Again) writes homespun stories with relaxed pacing. Having grown up in the Amish church, he intimately knows the world he so vividly depicts. Fans of Mary Ellis, Lisa Wingate, and Suzanne Woods Fisher will want to sample this new series.”
Library Journal

“If you enjoy reading a faith-based, character rich story, this one is for you.”

“I enjoyed Susan's story very much and she is a very sympathetic heroine. This is the first book in the series, so it ends kind of abruptly, and leaves you desperately wanting to know what happens next!”

"This is a well thought out book."

“I'm really glad I got the opportunity to read this book. It was a really fun read…”

“…Jerry Eicher is quickly becoming one of my favorite Amish writers. He has the ability to pull me into a story and make me feel as if the characters are people I know…I can't wait to read the next book in the series.”

“I love Jerry Eicher’s books, he is great. I would definitely suggest this book to my friends and family.”

“I really enjoyed this book. This is the first book that I have read by Jerry S. Eicher and I wasn't disappointed.”

"Very interesting book, as all of Jerry's are."


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“I would recommend this book as a good investment of your money and time and I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next. Jerry S. Eicher did a great job on this one.”
Wendy Newcomb

“I absolutely loved this book. I am giving it 5 stars. This is not your typical Amish story. By the end of the book I was begging for more. I can't wait to see what happens next! I will be waiting patiently for Following Your Heart! A job well done, Mr. Eicher!”
Judy Burgi

“I loved it!!! Can't wait for the next one to come out so I can find out what happens. This was just a super book that I truly enjoyed. Jerry Eicher is a wonderful writer; I highly recommend this book.”
Vicki Lynch

“Jerry Eicher’s Missing Your Smile is a breath of fresh air. The story is fresh, and the characters are well-defined and purposeful. I was drawn into Susan’s life in much the same way as she is drawn to the world of the Englisha. I joyfully await the next book in the Fields of Home Series. Eicher has given his readers another wonderful story!”
—Rena E. Holcomb

“Jerry has once again used his great ability to make you part of the character's problems, challenges, fears and joys. The plot is well developed with enough variety and surprises to keep you spellbound as to what will happen next! Myself, I am eagerly awaiting Book 2 in this series, to answer at least some of my questions remaining with me when I finished reading this book. A great book!! Well done, Jerry! Loved it and looking forward to more in this new series.”
Karla Hanns

“Great book!”
Wade Hatfield

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