Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Sound of Distant Thunder (The Amish of Weaver's Creek #1) by Jan Drexler

Katie Stuckey and Jonas Weaver are both romantics. Seventeen-year-old Katie is starry-eyed, in love with the idea of being in love, and does not want to wait to marry Jonas until she is eighteen, despite her parents' insistence. So much can happen in a year. Twenty-year-old Jonas is taken in by the romance of soldiering, especially in defense of anti-slavery, even though he knows war is at odds with the teachings of the church. When his married brother's name comes up in the draft list, he volunteers to take his brother's place. But can the commitment Katie and Jonas have made to each other survive the separation?

From the talented pen of Jan Drexler comes this brand new Amish series set against the backdrop of the Civil War. She puts her characters to the test as they struggle to reconcile their convictions and desires while the national conflict threatens to undermine and engulf their community.


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, 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, where she enjoys hiking in the Hills and spending time with their expanding family


My Review

What a journey you are about to begin as you begin this story, and how I loved being in this Amish settlement, but the times are scary, the Civil War has begun, and sides are divided here in Ohio.
There are several other happenings here, and we learn more about the Amish Faith and touch on what was going on in the 1860’s.
There is also a sweet love story budding and with all that is happening you will wonder if they will ever be able to marry.
I found this historical story quite interesting on many facets and look forward to the next book in this series.

I received this book through the Publisher Revell, and was not required to give a positive review.


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