Monday, June 12, 2017
Naomi's Hope (Journey to Pleasant Prairie #3) by Jan Drexler
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. How can she relinquish him to these unknown relatives? And can God somehow bring wholeness to her heart?
About The Author
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 South Dakota with her husband, their four adult children, two active dogs, and a cat. When she isn't writing, she enjoys hiking the Black Hills and the Badlands. She is the author of the Love Inspired novels The Prodigal Son Returns, A Mother for His Children, and A Home for His Family.
This is the third book in this series about the early beginning of an Amish settlement in 1840’s Indiana. We are reunited with dear friends and meet new ones, both friends and foe.
This is Naomi’s story, and in a way the whole settlement here, along with newcomers Cap and Shem, one loveable and the other, well, here is where forgiveness and living your faith comes in.
This is also a love story, between Cap and Naomi, and also between Naomi and Davey, the love of a mother. Can this group make a family and survive the hardships presented to them, and the evil that others want to throw at them.
Things we take for granted and was surprised that the Ordnung for this community was so strict that they could not use their horses for transportation on a Sunday.
Come back for another visit with this beloved community, and if this is your first time, you can read this alone, but you will quickly want to read the past two books. I hated to say goodbye, and wish there were more in this series.
I received this book through Revell Reads Blog Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.