MY DEAREST NAOMI
Jerry and Tina Eicher
When Eugene Mast leaves his Amish community in Worthington, Indiana, to teach in faraway Kalona, Iowa, he also must leave the love of his life, Naomi Miller.
For the next nine months of the school term, Eugene and Naomi keep their romance alive through love letters from his heart to hers, and from hers back to his.
Eugene writes of his concern that in his absence Naomi may find the attractions of another suitor to her liking.Â Naomi worries that Eugene may fall prey to the "liberal" Mennonite beliefs in the community where he now lives.Â Both can hardly wait until the school year is up and they're finally reunited.
A poignant and tender love story that will warm the hearts of readers everywhere.Â
Releases July 1, 2012
Paperback, 327 pages
Harvest House Publishers
I always love to read Jerry's books but this time his wife Tina worked with him.
Eugene Mast is in love with Naomi Miller but he is offered a job in Iowa to teach at a Mennonite school, as you this is just not done. He will be cut off from his family and friends in the Amish community of Indiana, alone with his intended Naomi.
While he was gone he and Naomi wrote to each other letters and poems and savered the last one until another arrived. It seemed like forever since Eugene left and Naomi wonders if he is ever coming back.
As most of the books are just the printed letters that are written back and forth and I always skip over those, for some reason it seem a wasted of my time and takes up so much of the book.
This book is different in that way and I didn't enjoy it as much as I have all the other books written by Jerry.
Thanks to Jerry Eicher and Harvest House for sending me this free book in order for me to review.