Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Review - Mattie's Pledge by Jan Drexler

Revell; 384 pages; $14.99; Amazon
After dealing with a 48-hour flu bug, I'm back with another "Review Catch Up Marathon!" post, which is my attempt to get caught up with all the backed up books that are piled up collecting dust. All of these books have been read, I just need to write the reviews for them.

A few months ago, you might of recall my review for the novel Naomi's Hope, which was book three in the Journey To Pleasant Prairie series by author Jan Drexler. Well, today's review is for the second books in the series, titled Mattie's Pledge.

Set in the 1940's, Mattie's Pledge centers on a young Amish woman named Mattie Schrock, who has to leave her entire life behind when her father decides to move the family west from Somerset County, Pennsylvania to an Amish community in Indiana. Traveling by wagon is going to be tough, but Mattie is looking forward to reconnecting with her old friends that are joining them from another Amish community. She's especially looking forward to seeing Jacob Yonder, as she has feelings for him.

Jacob has changed a lot since the last time he had seen Mattie. His goals and dreams have changed. He's ready to settle down, get married, and start a family.

As for Mattie, she's keeping her future wide open, especially after she meets an Englisher, who wants her to leave her Amish lifestyle and travel out west with him.

Final Thoughts

If you read as many Amish fiction tiles as I've had over the years, then you can pretty much predict what's going to happened when you read a new title, but that's not the case with Mattie's Pledge. While all the books in the series has the same theme of traveling to Pleasant Prairie, the story feels like a refresher with interesting characters, well-written descriptions, and an intriguing plot. There weren't any major twists or turns, but there were a few suprises, well at least I thought so. 

Overall, I enjoyed reading Mattie's Pledge, well, I actually read it twice. I read the book when it was first released, and then I reread it over the summer. If you like reading Amish fiction, then I highly recommend it!

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

About the Author

Jan Drexler's ancestors were among the first Amish, Mennonite, and Brethren immigrants to Pennsylvania in the 1700s. Their experiences are the basis for her stories. Jan is the author of several Love Insipired novels and lives in South Dakota with her husband, their four adult children, two active dogs, and a cat.

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