The Crying Heart Author:Clara Bernice Miller Here is a tender, heartwarming story about a people who almost seem to have stopped the world and gotten off -- the Amish. — This full, exciting, and gripping story begins with Martha Yoder's first date. Swept off her feet by dashing Daniel Miller, she soon finds herself very deeply in love. When Daniel receives his World War II draft notice, how... more »ever, to serve as an orderly, their fresh and wonderful romance suffers its first setback. More severe tests are to follow, plumbing the depths of emotion in a reticent people who never wear their feelings on their sleeves. A warm story reflecting Amish life.
Because the author herself was born and reared in an Amish background in Iowa, her book surpasses the many others written about the Amish. She writes about them as one of them; her pictures and descriptions are authentic, and at times surprising.... They are, after all, people -- with the same doubts and fears, problems and anxieties as the rest of men. In fact, the book is really about these. It is a story of suffering and heartbreak, a story of the struggle of faith... everyman's struggle. Here is a book that gives inspiration and strength.
An interesting novel about one family and the interplay of their individual lives.... Interwoven naturally within the plot is a clear picture of... triumph over adversity and personal tragedy.« less