Monday, July 3, 2017

Review: Naomi's Hope by Jan Drexler

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When the future is threatned 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 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. 

My Thoughts:

Naomi’s Hope is the third in author Jan Drexler’s Journey To Pleasant Prairie series, and here we meet up with the migrating Amish families three years later. Naomi has been caring for Davey her adopted son since they had rescued him from the remains of his family home and parent’s deaths after the awful tornado on their travels. Davey is now a happy, hyper 8 year old boy that seems to always be getting into mischief but he is the center of Naomi’s world. Ever since taking him into her care, she has given up the hope of having a husband and any future children of her own. Then steps in Cap.

Cap is a wounded soul who has lost his wife and child and just wants to start fresh in his new home. Davey captures his heart from the first moment. He and Naomi start off as somewhat reluctant friends, but because of Davey they grow closer and Cap begins to have feelings that go deeper then friendship for Naomi. I really liked their relationship. He was a man who wanted to fix things; he wanted to be a father to Davey before he fell for Naomi.  However both he and Naomi has some personal issues that they needed to work on and the author did a wonderful job showing how this needed to be done and the problems that could arise if these issues were not addressed.

This town has grown and we get to see previous characters and more of their growing stories. I liked seeing how this new town was settling in and how with standing together they had an easier go, but when a wolf in sheep’s clothing steps in to spread lies this town had to stand on what they knew as truth.

There are some deep spiritual truths the author delves into, and it is seamlessly woven into the characters’ lives, thoughts, and deeds. I liked seeing the fruition of the previous books journeys now in a settlement and the families growing and preparing for the future generations. I enjoyed reading this entire series about this group of Amish pioneers.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishing. I was not required to post a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own.

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