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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Mattie's Pledge by Jan Drexler Book Review


Mattie's Pledge

A Novel

     


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When she feels the pull of both home and the horizon, which will she choose?
Mattie Schrock is no stranger to uprooting her life. Even as her father relocated her family from one Amish community to the next, she always managed to find a footing in their new homes. Now as the Schrock family plans to move west from Somerset County to a fledgling Amish settlement in Indiana, she looks forward to connecting with old friends who will be joining them from another Pennsylvania community--friends like Jacob Yoder, who has always held a special place in her heart.

Since Mattie last saw Jacob, they've both grown into different people with different dreams. Jacob yearns to settle down, but Mattie can't help but dream of what may lie over the western horizon. When a handsome Englisher tempts her to leave the Amish behind to search for adventure in the West, will her pledge to Jacob be the anchor that holds her secure?

Tender, poignant, and gentle, Mattie's Pledge offers you a glimpse into Amish life in the 1840s--and into the yearning heart of a character you'll not soon forget.


Praise for Hannah's Choice

"A page-turning mix of appealing characters, exciting story action, sweet romance, and interesting history."--Ann H. Gabhart, bestselling author of The Innocent

"The story will leave fans wanting more."--RT Book Reviews

"A definite page-turner."--Parkersburg News & Sentinel


Jan Drexler brings a unique understanding of Amish traditions and beliefs to her writing. Her ancestors were among the first Amish, Mennonite, and Brethren immigrants to Pennsylvania in the 1700s, and their experiences are the basis for her stories. Jan lives in South Dakota with her husband of thirty-four years and their two active dogs. She is the author of several novels, including Hannah's Choice.

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  1. Jan Drexler
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    Jan Drexler

    Jan Drexler brings a unique understanding of Amish traditions and beliefs to her writing. Her ancestors were among the first Amish, Mennonite, and Brethren immigrants to Pennsylvania in the 1700s. Their experiences are the basis for her stories. Jan lives in...
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Reviews

Praise for Hannah's Choice"Hannah's Choice is a compelling story of family and place that demonstrates how choices in life can be both difficult and exciting. Jan Drexler's Amish family is so engaging that we're right there with them, sitting down at their supper table, sharing their joys and sorrows as they embrace the adventure of life. A great read for anyone who enjoys a page-turning mix of appealing characters, exciting story action, sweet romance, and interesting history."--Ann H. Gabhart, bestselling author of The Innocent

"A new historical romance with family dysfunction and well-written characters who are caring and strong-willed, both in body and mind. The story will leave fans wanting more. Drexler weaves a beautiful storyline, and her research makes it shine."--RT Book Reviews

"This is a compelling story that speaks on depression and family ties, as well as looks into the historical and Amish setting. The story is a definite page-turner."--Parkersburg News & Sentinel


My review;

"Mattie's Pledge" by author Jan Drexler is part of the series called, "Journey to Pleasant Prairie" . It takes place in the 1840's. Mattie Schrock is a young confused Amish girl. Mattie has come to the time where she has to make a choice should she leave the Amish and go with another man or should she stay with them? This is the kind of choice that some women have to make everyday. This is a really nice love story. Who will she choose? I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book by Revell Publishing Company and all opinions are mine.

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