Monday, April 22, 2013
Katie's Journey to Love by Jerry S Eicher - Review of the second book in Emma Raber's Daughter series
Life has changed for Katie and her mamm now that her mamm has married Jesse Mast. She now has 3 brothers and 2 sisters but if she thought life would be better, she's finding out that isn't so. Mabel still hates both Emma, her new mamm, and Katie, she says hateful things and is always trying to cause problems between them and Jesse, her daed.
Katie is still going to the Mennonite youth meetings, still working at Byler's and still 'in love' with Ben Stoll. Mabel has a secret love also and when her daed discovers her secretly seeing him he orders her to quit yet Katie gets to keep doing things not approved by the Amish, she even gets to take a trip to Europe to visit the birthplace of the Amish faith.
When Ben Stoll starts talking to Katie and taking her to and from the Mennonite meetings she couldn't be more pleased. It takes time but her mamm is coming around and letting it happen without trying to talk Katie out of seeing him. This part of her life couldn't be better, for now anyway.
As the series goes on it gets better, I enjoyed this book more than the first one and there is a lot of interesting information about the anabaptists brought out as they travel through Europe. You will be thrilled for Katie as you find yourself wanting to 'smack' Mabel and as the story moves on your emotions take a different path. I'm really anxious to get the next book and find out what happens now!
Thank you to Harvest House Publishers for providing this book for review. 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