Journey to Pleasant Prairie
Release: June 6, 2017
Author: Jan Drexler
Tags: Rom Historical, Rom Inspirational, Amish
Despite growing pains in her 1846 Amish community in Indiana, Naomi Schrock has settled into a comfortable life in her parent's home with her adopted son, Davey. Surrounded by family and friends, she tried 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 united to make the decision that will determine the boy's future as well as her own. How can she relinquish him to these unknown relatives? And can God somehow bring wholeness to her heart?
from Night Owl Reviews
Naomi Schrock is living a peaceful life at her parent's home in 1846. She lives in an Amish Community. She has an adopted son, Davey. She is living a rather normal life with Davey and her family, but she knows she may never marry. She doesn't seem to have anyone interested in her so she tries to not think of it. That is until a new neighbor arrives. His name is Cap Stoltzfus and has taken a shine to Davey. Him and Davey become fast friends but things are soon to be upended. A couple shows up out of the blue and stake a claim to Davey. They claim to be Davey's blood family. Now what is Naomi going to do? She turns to Cap for help in deciding what to do? Davey's entire life is at stake and the decision they make will not only affect Naomi, Cap but especially Davey. What's going to be their decision? Will they just turn Davey over to this couple or will they fight to the end to keep him? What will this do to Cap's and Naomi's relationship? Is there going to be a possible love match and if there is, will Davey become their son? Everyone's future is at stake.
The author gives a story that takes you into the unknown. She gives you little bits at a time that grab your attention to you can't help but turn the pages. The reader can't help but feel for Naomi, young with an adopted son and wanting to be someone's wife, someone who will love her and her son. You get a look at Naomi and Cap's love for Davey and what a heartbreak it is when they find out a strange couple wants him back. The author puts lots of emotions into the readers heart and mind. The author also gives the reader a look at the Amish way of doing things and the way they believe. Sometimes you may not understand but you can't help but get wrapped up with the character's lives. The author had ancestors that were Amish back in the 1700's so she brings a lot of information and inspiration to the story. You can't help but worry and hope things will work out for Naomi, Davey and Cap. You gotta love them.
I received a copy of this book from Night Owl Reviews and the author and voluntarily decided to review it.
I would give this book 4.5 STARS.