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Yesterday's Gone
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2022
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"Eliza Bontrager and Jesse Ebersol have fallen in love and are determined to marry, despite the belief of their Amish community and respective families that there's a hidden curse-one that only shows up when an Ebersol and Bontrager marry. Before the ceremony on the day of the wedding, Eliza's great-aunt Rose gives her a family heirloom quilt and tells her that she may use it to change one event in the past. Eliza appreciates the woman's heart, but she dismisses the strange conversation while keeping thebeautiful quilt. Several years later, mourning the loss of their third child, Eliza discovers her inability to deliver a healthy baby is genetic. Remembering her great-aunt's strange words, she decides that if she can go back in time and reject Jesse's proposal, she can save him the heartache of a childless marriage. Her sacrifice will allow him to marry someone else and raise a family. But once she puts her plan into action, she discovers the true impact of her decision-on Jesse and so many others within their community. "-- - (Baker & Taylor)

Eliza holds a secret that can rewrite the past.

Eliza Bontrager and Jesse Ebersol have fallen in love and are determined to marry, despite the belief of their Amish community and respective families that there’s a hidden curse—one that only shows up when an Ebersol and Bontrager marry.

Before the ceremony on the day of the wedding, Eliza’s great-aunt Rose gives her a family heirloom quilt and tells her that she may use it to change one event in the past. Eliza appreciates the woman’s heart, but she dismisses the strange conversation while keeping the beautiful quilt.

Several years later, mourning the loss of their third child, Eliza discovers her inability to deliver a healthy baby is genetic. Remembering her great-aunt’s strange words, she decides that if she can go back in time and reject Jesse’s proposal, she can save him the heartache of a childless marriage. Her sacrifice will allow him to marry someone else and raise a family. But once she puts her plan into action, she discovers the true impact of her decision—on Jesse and so many others within their community.

For fans of Amish fiction and the beloved classic It’s a Wonderful Life comes a gripping story about faith, family, and starting over from New York Times bestselling author Cindy Woodsmall.

  • Full-length Amish fiction
  • Stand-alone novel
  • Book length: approximately 104,000 words
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs
- (Tyndale)

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Eliza Ebersol holds a secret that can rewrite the past.

The choice she makes will forever alter the course of her life and the life of the man she loves.

Which path will she choose when given the chance to live it all over again? - (Tyndale)

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PW Annex Reviews

In this heartfelt Amish fantasy, Cindy and Erin Woodsmall (The Englisch Daughter) follow a young woman who must decide between following her heart and appeasing her family. Eliza Bontrager wants to marry Jesse Ebersol, but their Amish community believes that "any marriage between the Ebersol and Bontrager descendants cursed" and would result in ruin. They marry anyway, and though neither of them initially puts much stock in the curse, Eliza begins to change her mind when her third child dies soon after birth. Doctors attribute the death to a rare genetic disorder, but Eliza remains inconsolable and spirals into a severe depression. Then, Eliza remembers the quilt her great-aunt Rose gave her as a wedding present, a family heirloom said to have the ability to change the past. Eliza decides to go back in time and refuse Jesse's proposal, but she learns that every choice she makes has unintended consequences for the lives of her loved ones. The time travel conceit offers a fresh spin on the Amish romance genre, and Christians will appreciate the message of trusting God through hard times. This is well worth readers' time. (Aug.)

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