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AboutWhen the future is threatened by the past, can she trust herself to make the right choice?
Despite growing pains in her 1846 Amish community in Indiana, Naomi Schrock has settled into a comfortable life in her parents' home with her adopted son, Davey. Surrounded by family and friends, she tries not to think about the fact that she's not at the top of any man's list of potential wives. Yet when Cap Stoltzfus moves into the area and befriends Davey, Naomi finds herself caught between the plans she has made for her future and the tantalizing thought that Cap might be part of a life she never dared to hope for.
When a couple shows up claiming to be Davey's true family, Naomi and Cap must unite to make the decision that will determine the boy's future--as well as their own.
Praise for the Journey to Pleasant Prairie series
"With a tender hand, Jan Drexler teases out the threads of a romance that will captivate readers."--Family Fiction on Hannah's Choice
"Fans of Amish fiction will enjoy Drexler's tale of striking out in the wild unknown."
--Publishers Weekly on Mattie's Pledge
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 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.
Praise for Hannah's Choice"The story will leave fans wanting more. Drexler weaves a beautiful storyline, and her research makes it shine."--RT Book Reviews"Set in mid-1800s, Drexler's historical fiction, based on her ancestors' family lines, has intriguing plots of romance, love, grief, forgiveness, and restoration."--CBA Retailers + Resources
"With a tender hand, Jan Drexler teases out the threads of a romance that will captivate readers in this brand-new Amish historical series."--Family Fiction"Once again author Jan Drexler has written a heartfelt romance that will leave her avid readers looking forward to the next titles in her new Journey to Pleasant Prairie Amish historical series."--The Midwest Book Review
Praise for Mattie's Pledge"Fans of Amish fiction will enjoy Drexler's tale of striking out in the wild unknown."--Publishers Weekly
"A great historical Amish novel with characters who are willing to uproot their family for a better life and more opportunities."--RT Book Reviews
"Those who love stories about the Amish, a good historical novel, or a sweet romance will enjoy Mattie's Pledge."--Read-Write-Life blog
"Naomi's Hope" by author Jan Drexler is just what it says in the title, the story of a young woman's hope for a better life and future. Naomi Schrock is living with her parents and the son she has adopted in the year 1846. She has begun to believe that there will be no man in her future .Cap Stoltzfus has moved in and he and her son Davey become good friends. She begins to allow herself to dream and hope that maybe she might be able to have a future with romance after all. Now some people have come to claim Davey saying that they are his real parents. What is she going to do? Will she have to give Davey up? Does she have enough faith and hope for all three of them? I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book by Revell Publishing Company and all opinions are mine.