Revell Reads Blog Tour Review: Naomi’s Hope by Jan Drexler

30 June, 2017 Blog Tours, Book Reviews 1 ★★★½

Revell Reads Blog Tour Review: Naomi’s Hope by Jan Drexler
Naomi's Hope
Jan Drexler
Series: Journey To Pleasant Prairie #3
Published by Fleming H. Revell Company
Date Published:June 6th 2017
Genres: Christian Fiction, Historical, Amish
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Revell Reads
Amazon~ B&N
Goodreads

Reading Challenges: 2017 GoodReads Reading Challenge, Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

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?

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Reads and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
I will be honest and say that I wasn’t quite sure if I would like this novel or not. The blurb sounded interesting enough, but it was my first Jan Drexler novel and I hadn’t had the pleasure of reading the first books in this series. But, sitting down, opening the pages, I got lost in the historical detail and wonderful Amish lifestyle. 

I loved Naomi’s character, and her love for little Davey. The way she took took to him an he to her, really pulled at my heart. When Cap enters the picture, I loved the way their story played out. I was in love with their little group! But, as with any well written story, there is always a character I dislike and in this one I didn’t like Shem. His conniving ways really threw me off of his character. 

Overall, this was a 3.5 star book that I would encourage all Amish and historical lovers to try. It’s a story filled with God’s love and grace, a story of hope and forgiveness, and a story of longing. Ms. Drexler is a talented author and I’ll be looking forward to reading more of her work!

About Jan Drexler

Jan grew up surrounded by books and storytellers. With Pastors and Teachers populating both sides of her extended family, we aren’t surprised that she wanted to be a first-class storyteller herself.

Born and raised in Michigan, Jan is the descendant of Amish, Mennonite and Brethren immigrants who settled in Berks, Somerset and Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania in the mid-1700’s. The descendants of these immigrants pioneered in Maryland, Ohio, and finally Elkhart and LaGrange Counties in Northern Indiana in the 1850’s.

During the years when Jan was raising and homeschooling their children, she and her husband moved nine times in thirty years, finally landing in South Dakota where they enjoy incredibly Michigan-like weather. A northerner is always a northerner!

The ideas for Jan’s books come from the stories told by her parents and grandparents, seasoned with a lot of research and imagination.

One Response to “Revell Reads Blog Tour Review: Naomi’s Hope by Jan Drexler”

  1. Donna

    I haven’t been able to get into Amish fiction, though I loved driving through Amish country when we would visit family in Indiana. Donna from <a href=http://www.girl-who-reads.com

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