Friday, September 30, 2016

"Mattie's Pledge"

"Mattie's Pledge" is the 2nd book in Jan Drexler's Journey to Pleasant Prairie series.  Jan takes us back in time to the mid 1800's and an Amish community.  Mattie Schrock is a restless soul and isn't sure if she wants to stay with her family in their new Amish settlement as there is land and adventure awaiting further West.  However, she reconnects with Jacob and he is ready to settle down.  What is Mattie going to decide to do, follow her adventurous side and travel with an Englisher or follow through with her pledge and stay with Jacob?
Jan has done a great job with recreating this time period and the trials and hardships that came along with moving and settling in the unknown and undeveloped land.  However, she also addresses issues that are relatable today as we are forced to make choices as far as moving, making changes in our lives and choosing in the matters of the heart.  I love the line on the back of the book: "When she feels the pull of both home and the horizon, which will she choose?"  This drew me to picking up the book and once I began reading I was hooked.  I highly recommend reading book #1, "Hannah's Choice," first!

*Thanks to the Revell Reads Program for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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