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Promise to Return

(2013)
(The first book in the Promise of Sunrise series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Rita Awards Best First Book (nominee)
When World War II breaks out, Miriam's fiance, 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 follow God's will - forcing Miriam to choose between the rules of her religion and the leading of her heart.

When 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 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 has called him to enlist in the army and fight for his country, leaving her to make an impor-tant decision: whether to choose loyalty to the peaceful life she's always known or her love for Henry. Two worlds collide in this unforgettable debut novel, providing a fasci-nating and rare look into Amish culture during World War II. While Henry is battling enemies across the ocean, Miriam struggles between her devotion to Henry and her love of the Amish way of life. One question is at the bottom of it all: will she follow the rules of her religion or the leading of her heart?


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Praise for this book

"Elizabeth Byler Younts has written a wonderful debut novel this is sure to please." - Cindy Woodsmall


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Used availability for Elizabeth Byler Younts's Promise to Return

Hardback Editions

March 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Promise To Return (Promise of Sunrise)
Author(s): Elizabeth Byler Younts
ISBN: 1-4104-6567-5 / 978-1-4104-6567-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Promise to Return: A Novel (Promise of Sunrise)
Author(s): Elizabeth Byler Younts
ISBN: 1-4767-3501-8 / 978-1-4767-3501-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Howard Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Promise to Return: A Novel (Promise of Sunrise Book 1)
Author(s): Elizabeth Byler Younts
Publisher: Howard Books
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October 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Promise to Return: A Novel (Promise of Sunrise)
Author(s): Elizabeth Byler Younts
Publisher: Howard Books
Availability: Amazon UK