Mattie’s Pledge by Jan Drexler

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Mattie Schrock is actually excited to move further west, despite the hesitation of some of her family members. She is thrilled to finally see beyond the hills and reconnect with old Amish friends from another Pennsylvania community, especially Jacob Yoder, whom she had a crush on as a young girl. But Mattie desires to someday move further west still and Jacob is ready to find a farm of his own and settle down for the future. When a dashing English cowboy offers Mattie the chance to adventure west, Mattie must choose between her pledge to Jacob or her desire to see the coast.

I am not usually an avid reader of Amish fiction, but I read the first in this series by Jan Drexler and liked the characters, so I was excited to read this second installment. I enjoyed the way the author weaves Amish traditions with the historical setting. I connected with Mattie easily, as she is lovable and possess a strong spirit, perfect for any heroine. It was helpful to read Hannah’s Choice first as characters reappear from the first novel and it can be confusing to keep the large families straight. The growth of the characters is great to read, and I recommend this novel to lovers of Amish fiction.

I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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