Monday, April 9, 2018

Blog Blitz + GIVEAWAY: Journey to Pleasant Prairie Series by Jan Drexler

Jan Drexler book blitz

Welcome to the Journey to Pleasant Prairie series blitz tour, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Throughout the week, you will see excerpts and spotlights from each individual book, as well as information on the first book in Jan's new Civil-War era series!

About the Journey to Pleasant Prairie Series
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naomi's hope
Title: Naomi’s Hope
Author: Jan Drexler
Publisher: Revell
Release Date: June 2017

Genre: Inspirational Amish Historical Fiction
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?  

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I enjoyed Naomi's Hope very much (please click on title to see my review).


     Davey’s head leaned against him again and Cap put his free arm around the boy, tucking him in under his shoulder. Together they watched the still water. A ring of ripples appeared where a fish struck at an insect on the surface, and the little waves ran to the sandy mud at their feet.
     “Do you miss your boy?”
     Cap cleared his throat. “For sure, I do.” He had never gotten to know his son, to know if he would have been anything like Davey.
     Davey pushed away from him and turned to look into his face. “You don’t have a boy, and I don’t have a daed.”
     Cap nodded.
     “Could you be my daed?”
     His throat tightened. “I think your mamm would have something to say about that.”
     “Not really my daed. We could pretend.” Davey’s grin was infectious, and Cap found himself smiling.
     “Maybe we could.”
     Davey threw his arms around Cap’s neck. “I love you, Cap.”
     Cap's cane pole dropped as he wrapped his arms around the small body. "I love you too, Davey."

And stay tuned for Jan Drexler's new The Amish of Weaver's Creek series, beginning with The Sound of Distant Thunder in September 2018! Check out the official cover reveal on April 13th as part of this tour!
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Title: The Sound of Distant Thunder
Author: Jan Drexler

Publisher: Revell

Release Date: September 2018

Genre: Inspirational Amish Historical Fiction

Katie Stuckey and Jonas Weaver are both romantics. Seventeen-year-old Katie is starry-eyed, in love with the idea of being in love, and does not want to wait to marry Jonas until she is eighteen, despite her parents' insistence. So much can happen in a year. Twenty-year-old Jonas is taken in by the romance of soldiering, especially in defense of anti-slavery, even though he knows war is at odds with the teachings of the church. When his married brother's name comes up in the draft list, he volunteers to take his brother's place. But can the commitment Katie and Jonas have made to each other survive the separation?

From the talented pen of Jan Drexler comes this brand new Amish series set against the backdrop of the Civil War. She puts her characters to the test as they struggle to reconcile their convictions and desires while the national conflict threatens to undermine and engulf their community.  

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About the Author

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.  

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jan drexler blitz giveaway

Jan Drexler is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one winner! Open internationally, as long as winner can accept egift card from US Amazon. Void where prohibited by law. Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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  1. Book looks really good. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

    1. It really is good, Faith. Good luck in the drawing.

  2. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win :)
    I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. Not sure if I have ever read any Amish fiction set around the Civil War era. Thanks for sharing the excerpt and give away.

  4. thanks so much for posting, Carole! :)

    1. You're very welcome, Carrie. I enjoyed this story and was eager to promote it.

  5. I really enjoy Jan's books, thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    wfnren at aol dot com

    1. Wendy, I just discovered Jan's writing and definitely want to read more. Thank you for visiting.

  6. I need to read this series, it looks wonderful!

    1. I enjoyed Naomi's Hope and hope to read the rest of this series soon, Heidi. So glad you dropped by!

  7. Thanks for being part of the Blog Blitz, Carole!

    1. I enjoyed Naomi's Hope and it is an honor to promote it, Jan. I just now added the link to my review.

  8. What an awesome book! I cant wait to read this!

  9. Being from Michigan and being fascinated with Amish and Mennonite culture, I'd love to read this book.

  10. Amish fiction is my favorite genre to read. Jan's new book sounds wonderful.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  11. this sounds like there are going to be alot of emotions flowing. if Davey is her adopted son, i cant even imagine if someone came and said they are his real parents. a fight for sure would be in the air on my side. thanks for being a part of the tour.