Dec 03, 2021
Promise to Return
Posted by Elizabeth Byler Younts

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  • Title: Promise to Return
  • Author: Elizabeth Byler Younts
  • ISBN: 9781476735016
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Paperback
  • [PDF] Download ↠ Promise to Return : by Elizabeth Byler Younts - Promise to Return, Promise to Return When World War II breaks out Miriam s fianc Henry is drafted and sent to a conscientious objector camp But when Henry feels called to fight on the front lines he goes against the Amish church to

    Marian Baay

    1943Miriam Coblentz is a young Amish woman who wants nothing than to be obedient to her church, get married to the love of her life, Henry Mast, and to become a mother However, shortly before their marriage, Henry is drafted and everything becomes complicated At first Henry is serving as a conscientious objector at a Civilian Public Service camp, but during this time there he learns how bad the war in Europe really is and he feels God s call to enlist Before his training starts, he comes home o [...]


    Cindy

    This is my first book to read from this author and I enjoyed it very much I did enjoy the book, at first I kept thinking this is like another author s story that I recently read, but as I read on, I saw that Elizabeth had a totally different story I loved Henry, and wanted to smack Eli He was not a good friend to Henry, nor Miriam I enjoyed the realistic view we had of an Amish family, with Elizabeth s family being Amish, she was able to give us a great view of that My favorite side story in thi [...]


    Carrie Pagels

    Authentic Amish voice from a young woman who is from an Amish background This is Elizabeth s second novel, her first self published to much success, with good reason she s an amazing writer Tightly woven novel about the consequences of a young man s decision to obey God s voice rather than go by all the Amish rules and the impact on his fianc , also Lots of bibliotherapy options here There are family deaths, injuries some major, separation, isolation and yet knowing that one special love is trul [...]


    Faith

    Calling all readers You want to read this book I just finished it ten minutes ago and I have been telling everyone in earshot for the last hours This is an out of the ballpark Amish novel In fact, for those of us who are wary of Amish bonnet novels, let me put it this way Promise to Return is a grand story.Promise to Return is a complex love story I found it extremely believable in its hopes and confusions It was agonizing at times, as Miriam tried to find a steady guide in this crazy world to n [...]


    Carol

    I love both Amish Fiction and Historical Fiction so I immediately wanted to read Promise to Return by Elizabeth Younts I was not a bit disappointed When my father was alive, he met a black person for the first time in the army training camps He wrote about it in one of his letters to my mother He talked about how poorly they were treated and being separate all the time So I wondered about the Amish during that time period When the Amish men were drafted, they had the option to work in a Civilian [...]


    Maureen Timerman

    This was a different kind of Amish book whereas it took place during WW II Written by a new author who happened to have grown up Amish, this story gave insight into areas of Amish rules and culture than I had ever read before In fact, I wonder if my father, who served in WW II, had even heard of Amish back then Anyway, the characters, Henry and Miriam, were about to visit the bishop to begin planning their wedding when Henry got drafted Being Amish and a conscientious objector, he went to a wor [...]


    Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    This was an intense and emotional book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it The characters have vivid personalities and realistic struggles and emotions The chemistry between Miriam and Henry is wonderful, especially for an Amish novel Miriam had a peaceful, orderly life, but we journey with her through the turmoil of the choices she faces and makes as her relationships and loyalties are tested in her family and community.I could not put this book down Even though I have a baby that still wakes up twice [...]


    Olivia

    I ve been reading Amish books for a long time, but it had been awhile since I picked one up, so I came across this book again and thought it sounded worth reading I was disappointed I like dramatic reads, but this was too dramatic, too up and down, too stressful I really wanted to LOVE this book I tried, I really did, and I absolutely hate writing low reviews There was no strong salvation message in this book I thought it would be a big part of the book, but Henry only hinted at it a couple time [...]


    Kathleen (Kat) Smith

    On the day that Miriam Coblentz and Henry Matz are meeting with the bishops to discuss their upcoming wedding plans, Henry receives his draft notice They had almost made it, but now the war will be what keeps them apart for now Since Henry is Amish and killing others goes against his religious beliefs in the Ten Commandments, he is assigned tasks as a conscientious objector in the Civillian Public Service camp, digging trenches and other tasks However it isn t without risks Will Miriam be able t [...]


    Lisa Johnson

    Title Promise to Return Promise of Sunrise Author Elizabeth Byler YountsPages 320Year 2013Publisher Howard BooksLately one of my least favorite genres has been Amish books because they seem so prevalent or marketed as something other worldly like What do I mean For instance, one novel I was to review lacked depth, authenticity, and most of all a plot Sometimes too the Amish and their lifestyle are highlighted as better than what others live or along the fantasy type genre.However, I am so glad [...]


    Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM)

    If you think you don t like Amish fiction, I would urge you to give this one a try before you write the whole genre off To say it is different from the run of the mill Amish fiction book is an understatement I never gave a thought to how World War II affected the Amish I just assumed that since they were conscientious objectors that they would be exempt from service and then just carry on with their lives In actuality, when an Amish man was drafted he had to go serve in a Civilian Public Service [...]


    Laura

    Title PROMISE TO RETURNAuthor Elizabeth Byler YountsPublisher Howard BooksOctober 2013ISBN 978 1476735016Genre Amish historical WWIIWhen World War II breaks out, Miriam Coblentz s peaceful Amish world is turned upside down It s 1943, and Miriam Coblentz and Henry Mast are nearing their wed ding day when the unthinkable happens Henry is drafted However, since he is a part of the pacifist Amish tradition, Henry is sent to a conscientious objector Civilian Public Service camp When he leaves for the [...]


    Deborah

    It s 1943, and Miriam Coblentz and Henry Mast are nearing their wedding day when the unthinkable happens Henry is drafted However, since he is a part of the pacifist Amish tradition, Henry is sent to a conscientious objector Civilian Public Service camp When he leaves for the work camp, his gaping absence turns Miriam s life upside down Little does she know it s only the beginning When Henry returns home, he brings news that shakes Miriam and their Amish community to the core Henry believes God [...]


    Deanna

    Once again I find myself quite enthralled by Amish Christian Fiction I ve read many this year This was my first from Elizabeth Byler Younts My interest in this book was stirred when I discovered it was set during WWII Before reading this story it had never occurred to me to even wonder how the Amish Community would respond to the draft I also was not familiar with the term Conscientious Objector or the camps that were associated with those claiming that status So while this was a fiction book, I [...]


    Barb Klein

    Elizabeth Byler Younts has written a wonderful book, Promise to Return I am eagerly awaiting the next book, Promise of Sunrise Miriam Coblentz and Henry Mast have been a couple for a long time Their story takes place in 1943 during the Second World War When Henry is drafted, it turns their plans upside down Because the Amish do not believe in war, Henry is sent to a Civilian Public Service camp CPS supposedly for the duration of the war However, Henry is sure that God called him to enlist which [...]


    Gayle Pace

    REVIEW This book PROMISE TO RETURN takes a look into the lives of Amish families that have been torn apart by World War II Two young Amish people have told of their intention to wed The wedding was to be put on hold since Henry Mast is drafted Miriam Coblentz is left to deal with Henry s best friend, Eli is doing his best to get her affection Henry decides he wants to go and fight, not just work in the war effort Miriam is deeply hurt Henry could be shunned since this is against the Amish order [...]


    Faye

    Miriam Coblentz has always loved Henry Mast, but their plans are delayed when Henry gets drafted to serve in the Conscientious Objector Civilian Public Services camp Upon his return, Henry tells Miriam that he has enlisted to fight a war that he believes in, causing the Amish community to shun him.Meanwhile Eli Brenneman seems determined to win her from Henry s arms.Will Miriam stay faithful to Henry even if it means going against her community Promise to Return is a riveting historical novel, a [...]


    Faye

    Miriam Coblentz has always loved Henry Mast, but their plans are delayed when Henry gets drafted to serve in the Conscientious Objector Civilian Public Services camp Upon his return, Henry tells Miriam that he has enlisted to fight a war that he believes in, causing the Amish community to shun him.Meanwhile Eli Brenneman seems determined to win her from Henry s arms.Will Miriam stay faithful to Henry even if it means going against her community Promise to Return is a riveting historical novel, a [...]


    Diana

    Not Your Typical Amish Fiction In Promise to Return, author Elizabeth Byler Younts has crafted an unforgettable, soul stirring tale of the consequences of sin, betrayal, and obedience in one Amish community during the turbulent World War II era.Miriam and Henry are deeply in love and on the advent of their wedding Henry is drafted Since the Amish are pacifists, Henry is sent to a Civilian Public Service camp, while Miriam patiently awaits the day he can come home and resume his life with her But [...]


    Shari Larsen

    Miriam Coblentz and Henry Mast are an Amish couple nearing their wedding day in 1943, when Henry is drafted Since serving in the military goes against Amish beliefs, he sent to a Civilian Public Service Camp as a conscientious objector His absence from the community turns Miriam s life upside down, but that is only the beginning When he returns home on a leave, he brings news that will shake Miriam and the community to the core he believes that God has called him to enlist and fight for his coun [...]


    Emma Reilly

    Promise to Return is the debut novel of author Elizabeth Byler Younts, and my very first experience with this author as well I went into this book with high hopes, having heard great things about her writing style and her technique in weaving together a very enticing and beautiful story Now that I have read this book, I can officially say that I agree 100% Promise to Return is a fresh new style for Amish fiction, with a look into the Amish lifestyle that is different from any other book I have r [...]


    Patricia Kemp Blackmon

    Miriam Coblentz can t seem to stop thinking about her intended Henry Mast Henry has been drafted into the military and sent to a camp for conscientious objectors The Amish have always been pacifist When he returns home Miriam is shocked to find out he has decide to leave the camp and join the military and the war He feels as if God has called him to fight in World War II Miriam can not turn her back on her family and most importantly the her Amish beliefs Will she turn her back on Henry the man [...]


    Jennifer Fromke

    Elizabeth Byler Younts has written a unique story with a delightfully fresh perspective There s Amish fiction and there s historical fiction, but this story weaves them both together When Miriam s fianc is drafted furing WWII, he is sent away to the work camp for conscientious objectors When he decides to enlist, Miriam s world is turned upside down Should she support the man she loves and risk being ostracized by all her friends and family who believe war is wrong , or should she denounce his a [...]


    Lisa

    I m learning to give Amish fiction another chance after feeling burned out on uninteresting stories And this book breaks the mold of Amish fiction at least of what I ve read in that it s an Amish historical story I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for my review Set during World War Two, Promise to Return focuses on the Amish response in a time of war and what happens when a young man is drafted and his convictions differ from the church s I mostly liked this story For Amish fiction [...]


    Nathalie

    I was excited to receive this book free from the publisher shout out to a bloggy friend for putting me in touch with the author I can honestly say that I was drawn into the story from the very first page The story line intrigued me Amish couple struggling to live out their convictions regarding war, religion, and family As a reading teacher, I caught myself using many of the strategies that I teach my studentsedictingwho will Miriam choose reading capture little details and various nuances.I did [...]


    Lynne Gentry

    Even though I have a Mennonite background, I typically I do not read Amish But Younts changed my opinion Her personal knowledge of the plain lifestyle makes this tale sparkle with layered authenticity She captures the truth of the emotional, physical, and spiritual struggles that lurk beneath the clothes of every religious person While the condemnation of the church was sometimes difficult to read, it brought to light the lines that can be drawn and the relationships that can be fractured in the [...]


    Pegg

    It s not often that a book keeps me up late at night but this one did I couldn t put it down last night until I physically couldn t keep my eyes open And after my chores were done this morning, I was right back into it and read until the end.Elizabeth Byler Younts takes us back to WWII and an Amish community whose young men were drafted They could honorably serve out their time at a CPS Civilian Public Service camp but Henry Mast couldn t He felt God leading him to enlist.Miriam Coblentz wanted [...]


    Jennifer

    Miriam and Henry are two Amish young people that have declared their intention to get married However, Henry is drafted and that puts a hold on things Miriam is left at home with Eli Henry s best friend trying to gather her affections Miriam is hurt when Henry decides he wants to not just work in the war effort but go over and fight This is against Amish order and Henry could be shunned Miriam is torn between staying with her love and also being shunned or having the life she s always dreamed of [...]


    Lori Freeland

    An awesome read I read a lot of romantic contemporary fiction, not a lot of historical But every now and then, I get sucked into a story from a different time and place And that s what happened in Promise to Return by Elizabeth Byler Younts A different time WWII And a different place an Amish community Add in a love triangle with two very different men and what s not to like I got so hung up on Miriam s struggle to choose between Eli and Henry, and importantly what her family and church wanted [...]


    Kelly

    Promise to Return is a unique and authentic glimpse into the lives of Amish families torn apart by World War II Author Elizabeth Byler Younts, raised Amish herself and a military wife, is in a unique position to record this story of service and sacrifice Henry feels called by God to go to the front lines and fight despite his Amish upbringing His fiancee, Miriam, is left behind to face the consequences of his actions She loves him, but she also loves her family and her religion She can t underst [...]



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