Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Summer Reads: Naomi's Hope by Jan Drexler

Revell; 383 pages; $14.99; Amazon
Now available from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is Naomi's Hope, book 3 in the Journey To Pleasant Prairie series, by Jan Drexler.

Set in LaGrange County, Indiana, in 1846, the novel centers Naomi Schrock, a single Amish woman who had taken in a young boy Davey after his family had been killed. Getting married is not an option for her, because she believes no man would be interested in a woman with an adopted kid. Well, her thoughts begin to change after Cap Stoltzfus moves into the area and starts a friendship with Davey.

Cap comes with emotional scars, as he had loss his family back in Ohio. Despite his heartache, he journeyed to Indiana to start anew. The last thing he was looking for was love, but he that changes once he meets Naomi.

Cap's and Naomi's future is tested when Preacher Shem Fischer moves to the county and causes a whole set problems.

Final Thoughts: Naomi's Hope is a fast-paced romantic-drama novel that I read early this morning with a few cups of coffee. I had recently read Mattie's Pledge earlier in the year, but I have never read book one (Hannah's Choice) yet. While Naomi's Hope is more of a standalone of story, I do recommend reading the entire series in order. 

The author does a wonderful job introducing new characters and setting up the main plots, which does contain a few twists and turns that I didn't see coming.

Overall, I enjoyed reading Naomi's Hope. It's a great heartfelt novel to read.

*Note - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own. 

About the Author: Jan Drexler brings a unique understanding of Amish traditions and beliefs to her writings. Her ancestors were among the first Amish, Mennonite, and Brethren immigrants to Pennsylvania in the 1700s and their experiences are the inspiration for her stories. Jan lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota with her husband of thirty-five years. She is the author of The Prodigal Son Returns, A Mother for His Children (winner of the 2013 TARA award), and A Home for His Family (finalist for the 2016 Inspirational Reader's Choice Award), as well as Hannah's Choice and Mattie's Pledge.

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