AMISH HOMECOMING has twists and turns unlike many of the
Amish stories I have read. Ten years ago, Leah Beiler
jumped the fence
with her brother Johnny. She never let go of her Amish
faith, but lived
among the Englisch in Philadelphia. Her brother had a
fight with their Dad,
and they left under the cover of night. Leah didn't want
to leave. She only
left to try and convince her brother to return to their
Now, ten years later, she returns to her family home with
her niece, Mandy.
Her brother was in a very bad accident, and eventually died
Ezra Stoltzfus has always wondered what happened to Leah.
good friends before she left, and he can't help but wonder
if the reason
she ran away is because of the kiss they shared the night
before she left.
AMISH HOMECOMING finds Ezra not believing his eyes when he
Leah getting out of a buggy in front of his brother's
store. Why after ten
years is she back? Is she visiting or is she planning on
staying? Has Ezra's
feelings for Leah changed? He is afraid to let her know
exactly how he
feels because he is afraid she is going to run back to
Philadelphia. He doesn't think his heart
can stand to be broken again.
I cheered for Leah from the very beginning of AMISH
I prayed she would be able to convince her friends and
her Dad she was home to stay. I've never read Jo Ann Brown
but I sure am glad I took a chance on a new author and
really enjoyed her
story. I'm truly looking forward to reading the rest of the
I did not want AMISH HOMECOMING to end until I knew Leah
going to be okay. The conversations between Ezra and Leah
heartbreaking at times. This story is filled with humor,
forgiveness, and second chances. Jo Ann Brown is going to
pull you right
in from the very beginning and have you emotionally
invested in all Ezra and Leah are going
through. I had a hard time putting this book
down because I had to know what was going to happen. AMISH
HOMECOMING is a fantastic start to a promising series.
Ten years ago, Amish quiltmaker Leah Beiler and her twin
brother left their community and family without a word. Now
she's finally come home—with her orphaned young niece. Leah
has much to explain to so many, including Ezra Stoltzfus.
Before she left, she dreamed of marrying the handsome dairy
farmer. But now that she's lived among the English and is
raising a child who knows nothing of Amish ways, Ezra worries
she'll leave again. Leah will have to prove to Ezra that her
future is in Paradise Springs—and with him—forever.