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A Dream for Hannah (Hannah's Heart #1)

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  292 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
Set in the Amish communities of northern Indiana and Montana, Hannah Miller has just found a poem about love that stirs her dreams. Checking her past experiences with boys, no one seems to fit, especially not Sam. She had chosen him in the eighth grade only because everyone back then just had to have someone. With his mouth that always fell open when astonished, Hannah now ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Harvest House Publishers (first published March 15th 2008)
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Cheryl Baranski
Mar 24, 2014 Cheryl Baranski rated it it was amazing
A Dream for Hannah, By: Jerry Eicher
This is the story of Hannah Miller.
She is a good Amish girl. Hannah knows
that she wants to remain Amish. A lifestyle
that she has known all her life.
She loves her family, friends, church.
Yet Hannah yearns for more.
Should Hannah choose good old Sam whom she
has known all her life?
Should Hannah choose Peter who is wild
and daring?
Or should Hannah choose Jake that lives
in the mountains of another Amish community.
This is a must read book!
5 stars!
Molly (Cafinated Reads)
Sep 07, 2010 Molly (Cafinated Reads) rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Molly (Cafinated Reads) by: FIRST
I believe in sticking to my honest review policy and will do no less than that with this Amish novel. Jerry Eicher is a fabulously talented author. He can take an Amish story and create a powerful plot that makes his readers feel closer to the Amish, no matter where they live. That is what made me enjoy his novels. However, this book wasn't up to par with his usual work.

A Dream for Hannah is book 1 in his Hannah's Heart series. As I said above, I believe in giving my honest opinion, so with tha
Hannah's Dream by Jerry S. Eicher

In my Fans of Amish Fiction book group on GoodReads, we noticed the ratings for Jerry S. Eicher are generally low, and when this book was available on Amazon for under $3 we figured, why not give it a chance? It wasn't too much money to spend after all!

So, I bought Hannah's Dream.

In this story we meet Hannah, a girl prone to accidents and injuring herself. While in the hospital recovering from an injury she meets Peter, an Amish boy going through his rumspringa a
Diane U
Jan 15, 2011 Diane U rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Amish Fiction group
Recommended to Diane U by: Myself
Hannah is a seventeen year old Amish girl who has this perfect picture of love in her head from a poem she read. When she meets Peter, she knows that he is the one. But Peter is going through rumspringa is not the right influence for her according to her family. When she decided to follow her heart, she gets caught by her parents and tragedy strikes. Hannah cannot deal with it so her mother sends her to live with her aunt in Montana for the summer.

While she is in Montana, she is helping them run
Sep 14, 2011 pam rated it really liked it
Shelves: amish
this is the first book i read by this author i did like his style of writing. It is about a girl named Hannah she was reading a poem about love and then she had a dream about it. Hannah has a accident and went to the hospital where she meets a boy and she felt all mushy inside and she was wondering if this is what love is like. The boy was amish but going though his running around years and was dressed in english clothes. when they left the hospital he wanted to see her and take her a ride in hi ...more
Nicki Rhode keck
Jan 31, 2016 Nicki Rhode keck rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was very hard to get into when first starting out, but it truly redeemed itself by the end. I loved the ending and felt it ended well. It kept me on the edge of my seat at one point in the book, when it surely seemed that something that should not happen was going to. Looking forward to reading the other books in this series. I had read one other book by this author, which was a Christmas book, so I was a bit disappointed in the beginning when it seemed slow moving and wasn't keeping m ...more
Sep 08, 2010 Theresa rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Teens through Adult
Recommended to Theresa by: FIRST
"A Dream for Hannah" was such an enjoyable read. It dealt with a young Amish girl's "starry-eyed" dreams of love, guilt and the unrealistic penance that comes with it, and finally the healing that comes when we allow God to take over. I enjoyed the main character, Hannah, but at times became frustrated with her lack of insight. Actually, she was quite realistic - a normal teen doing what she thinks is correct.

Mr. Eicher puts a wonderful aspect of reality throughout the story. He grew up in the A
Diane  Holm
When young hearts dream of love it can lead to perilous paths. Unprepared, with high expiations, those dreams can be easily shattered.

I found the writing vivid and the people and places easy to visualize. The story line, however, had some definite dry areas and seemed to drag in places. In my mind, Hannah's character needed deeper development so the reader could better understand her heart and her choices. Teenagers however, Amish or otherwise, make spur of the moment decisions that can lead to
Feb 27, 2014 Christina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An Amish novel. Hannah think she find love but soon find out tht even though the boy is Amish it is not what she expected. Hannah visits relatives in Montana but maintains a writing relationship
With a boy in Napanee. Sad it is not the relationship. That she I'd looking for.
May 08, 2011 Debbiedowner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is probably the best of Jerry S. Eicher's novels I've read so far. His knowledge of authentic Amish life surpasses all other writers of the genre, mostly because he was born and raised Amish. The emotional build up to the end of this novel was one of the most edge-of-your-seat reading experiences I've had in a while. My heart was pounding, truly uncertain the writer would give me what I wanted! I won't tell you if he did or not!
Linda Pohl
Oct 18, 2012 Linda Pohl rated it liked it
I usually love books about the Amish. Although this book was well written, there were some periods when I was a bit bored. I enjoyed the poem, A Ballad of Spring, that was the catalyst that caused Hannah to dream about being in love. The struggle young Hannah had, between following her heart and what was expected of her by her family and community, wasn't an easy one. I enjoyed the storyline and found it quick, easy reading.
Louise E.
Good story. But, I found the story dragging.
Jul 26, 2012 Felicia rated it did not like it
I could not even finish this book it was just so slow and boring that it did not hold my interest. Which is weird since I so loved his other book missing your smile.
Margaret Chind
Aug 23, 2010 Margaret Chind marked it as to-read
Recommended to Margaret by: FIRST
*Thanks to Harvest House Publishers for providing a copy for review through FIRST Wild Card Tours.*
Aug 26, 2010 Renee rated it liked it
stop by on 7 September to read the first chapter as well as my thoughts
Barbara Barber
Jan 02, 2016 Barbara Barber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 19, 2008 Sarah marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: want-to-read
Will read after it comes in at the library. My shelf can't hold many more Amish books :)
Sep 05, 2010 Ruth rated it liked it
A mediocre Amish romance, not bad but not especially good either.
Sheri Bauer
Jan 24, 2014 Sheri Bauer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reread along with the rest of the trilogy
Debbie West
Jun 20, 2013 Debbie West rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great book dreams can be powerful things
Mar 19, 2010 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite good.
Aug 17, 2011 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-new
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Jerry Eicher’s bestselling Amish fiction (more than 210,000 in combined sales) includes The Adams County Trilogy, the Hannah’s Heart books, and the Little Valley Series. After a traditional Amish childhood, Jerry taught for two terms in Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. Since then he’s been involved in church renewal, preaching, and teaching Bible studies. Jerry lives with his wife ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Hannah's Heart (3 books)
  • A Hope for Hannah (Hannah's Heart, #2)
  • A Baby for Hannah (Hannah's Heart, #3)

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