Katie Opens Her Heart by Jerry S. Eicher
(Emma Raber's Daughter)

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Bestselling Amish fiction author Jerry S. Eicher (nearly half a million copies sold) returns with the first book in another of his delightful and compelling series.

Here is the touching story of an awakening young Amish girl, Katie Raber, who finds she wants more from life than to be known as simply "Emma Raber's daughter."

Emma has refused to remarry since Katie's daett died soon after she was born. And in an effort to keep Katie home, Emma has forbidden her from participating in the rumspringa tradition.

When widower Jesse Mast calls for Mamm's hand in marriage, Katie hopes to move into a new phase of life and leave the old "Emma Raber's daughter" behind. But Emma is having none of it, and Katie must consider abandoning all hope of ever changing her mamm's bitterness or of ever having popular Ben Yoder notice her. Out of sheer frustration, she begins attending nearby Mennonite youth gatherings.

Sparks fly when Jesse's children object fiercely to the attentions their daett is paying to Emma Raber. And widowed Ruth Hochstetler makes her own move for Jesse Mast's hand.

Book one in the Emma Raber's Daughter series.

 

About Jerry S. Eicher

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Jerry Eicher and his wife Tina live in Virginia with their four children. His writings come from an Anabaptist perspective, with its years of devotion to the concept of the Body of Christ and a dedication to the integrity of Scripture.Jerry spent eight years as a child in Central America where his grandfather helped found a Honduras Amish community outreach, taught for two terms in parochial Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois, reached out to street youth through several summers of street preaching and witnessing, and has preached open air on college campus. He has been involved in church renewal for some fourteen years, and has preached in churches and conducted weekend meetings of in-depth Bible teaching. He was ordained as a minister in 1997.Jerry had his first article published in the fifth or sixth grade through a writing contest in the Young Companion, published by Pathway Publishers. He served as the editor of The Truth Triumphant that was published for several years by Crossroads Publications, and is the webmaster of "Gospel On The Web", an Anabaptist web outreach that highlights articles, books, and missions.Jerry supports his family as the owner of a residential home construction company in Virginia.
 
Published July 24, 2013 by Thorndike Press. 485 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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