Jerry Eicher taught for two terms in Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. He writes of his experience growing up Amish in his memoir My Amish Childhood. Jerry has been involved in church renewal, preaching, and teaching Bible studies. He lives with his wife, Tina, and their four children in Virginia.
"Jerry Eicher interprets hard issues facing the Amish church for his readers with grace and sensitivity. The issue of the bann, or excommunication, has always been a difficult one within the Amish community and nearly impossible for those of us outside the church to understand. Eicher remains unique among writers of Amish books in his insider's view of this fascinating culture, but that's not the only reason to enjoy his books. He weaves a story that never fails to please!" -Jan Drexler "...another wonderful book by author Jerry Eicher." -Sandi Coughlin, broughttoyoubysandi.blogspot.com "I could not put this book down. It was a good read from page one. I simply loved The Fields of Home Series. I do believe it will be one of my favorites." -Judy Burgi "You will love the way the story unfolds and the way it ends." -Edna Tollison, edna-myfavoritethings.blogspot.com "Where Love Grows was a book I was looking forward to but sad to get to the same time; I knew this was the last book in the series and, like with all of Mr. Eicher's series, I have come to love the characters. This book brought the series to a wonderful conclusion and I was happy to see everything resolved." -Lynne Young "This concluding book of the Fields of Home trilogy neatly gathered the separate stories and ended them in a completely satisfying way. You fall in love with the characters and root for them as their lives unfold. Each book of the trilogy is capable of standing alone, and yet the three together are a wonderful story of people you wish you knew. Highly recommended!" -Lynn Brokaw "What a marvelous continuation of the story and further development of all our favorite characters who were present in the earlier books. Jerry continues to give us great insight into the Amish lifestyle and way of life. Since he comes from that background, it is accurate and his books are filled with details and facts. Another five star book!" -Karla Hanns "A very enjoyable story-this kept me interested and I read late into the night not putting the book down until I couldn't keep my eyes open. I would encourage those of you that like Amish books to read this series." -Wendy Newcomb, wrensthoughts.blogspot.com "I'm a fan of Amish fiction and the Fields of Home series is one I definitely recommend. Excellent character development and storylines will draw you in." -Brandy Bruce, editor and writer "Where Love Grows satisfactorily concludes Jerry Eicher's Fields of Home series. As a former Amishman, Jerry's Amish fiction has an insider's feel. It explores tough topics the people must deal with in their Amish way, along with suspense and love to add tension and depth." -Mary Hake