A Wedding Quilt For Ella Paperback – Feb 1 2011
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About the Author
Jerry Eicher's bestselling Amish fiction (more than 210,000 in combined sales) includes The Adams County Trilogy, the Hannah's Heart books, and the Little Valley Series. 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, and their four children in Virginia.
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Overall, this book is a pleasant read. The characters are well developed. There are enough issues raised to maintain the reader's interest. Ella and the community must face the question of God's love, something many people can relate to. Parts of the book are very thought provoking, but not preachy. As this is book one of the Little Valley series, so there is much more of Ella to come, but this book can also stand alone without the others of the series.
A Wedding Quilt for Ella is written by Jerry S. Eicher and published by Harvest House. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Ella is not sure that God loves her, why would he take he beloved Aden from her, right on the brink of their wedding? To add to her doubts, there are several accidents and deaths that follow immediately after Aden's death. There are whispers among the young people that it is bad luck come in threes, and wondering amongst them of who will be the next to die. Ella doesn't buy into all the superstition, but she is puzzled why God would take Aden from her.
Two odd offers come that seem to set her path, first Daniel, Aden's brother comes to visit her and offers to build her a house, the house that Aden had been saving money for. She is not sure about this, it is not something that is done in her Amish community. Secondly the young bishop Jacob Miller comes wanting to marry her, even though he knows her intended just died. Both have Ella in question of what she should do.
This is the first book I have read by author Jerry S. Eicher and I greatly enjoyed the book, it was different from many of the other Amish books that I have read, and I truly believe that it is because of the different regions and different Amish orders. I enjoyed those differences and thoroughly enjoyed this story. I grieved with Ella and her family as they went through the loss of Aden, and the accident of her brother Eli, I could truly feel the pain she felt through the author's writing. A great book, and I am looking forward to book two in this series, Ella's Wish to be released April 2011. 283 pages US $11.99 4 stars. Discussion guide included.
This book was provided for review purposes only by Harvest House Publishers, no payment was received for this review.
Ella and Aden are planning their wedding but they have to wait until Ella turns twenty-one, they both have been baptised into the Amish church and just have to wait. Meanwhile Aden is working with his own business building houses and has a crew to help alone with his brother Daniel. He get sick with his side hurting but refuses to go to the doctor and when he did go it was too late, his appendix had burst a few days before and the poison had gone all thought his body and even with surgery at Tri-County hospital he could not be saved, This entire book is about Ella and how she handles the healing process of losing his only love and on she did love him so much. Ella was working on her quilt for their home together now does she want to finish it, so just put it up somewhere.
As the story progresses the young people all talk about things happened in threes and they wondered who else was going to die. I have always heard this also and it does seen to happen a lot of the time.
There are more things that happen and there are others that die or get killed in the area and too the Amish community. Life had to go one and so many chores had to be done that no one really had the time to think too much about "what might happen". Before long Ella had a visitor and her mama took him down to the basement to talk to him, it was a young man that is a Bishop and he wants to ask for Ella's hand in marriage. After Mamm talked with him, Ella went and talked and she did not say she would not marry him but told him to wait for six months and ask again, she needed time to try and heal from losing Aden.
So will she marry the Bishop or will there be someone else come into her life. She will only marry for love so in April when Ella's Choice comes out, we will be able to read more about her life. I will be happy to read more as this book left me hanging.
This book was sent to me free from the Author Jerry S. Eicher for my honest review.
Tragedy happens in real life, and this story is about how tragedy strikes several in this Amish community, and how individuals and families deal with those tragedies. I found the story to be realistic, but somewhat unfinished. I feel unanswered questions will probably be answered in the rest of the series.
Ella is finally nearing her wedding day after a very long courtship. When her fiance dies, she is left to grieve, with her family and community suporting her. Many questions were raised about the way her fiance was conducting business, and had been warned by the Bishop to not set prices before a the work completed. However, either this practice will be delt with in a future edition, or leaves the reader confused as to the reason it was added to the story.
I felt the caracters were well developed, and am looking forward to reading the next in the series.
I borrowed the book fromt he library, so didn't buy this particular book on amazon.
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