The first book in the series "Journey to Pleasant Prairie" is Hannah's Choice.
Hannah Yoder has a love for and faithfulness to her upbringing. She understands what it requires of her and her family yet struggles to make a decision between what her heart tells her and what her past has taught her. She must decide which direction her life will go. As new ideas and past events dance in her head, Hannah attempts to walk a straight path, a right path.
What are reviewers saying about Hannah's Choice?
"The story will leave fans wanting more. Drexler weaves a beautiful storyline, and her research makes it shine." - Romantic Times Book Reviews
"I loved the way this novel presented such a wide array of characters and beliefs without pronouncing judgement on them. Each of the characters acted in accordance with their own convictions, and the consequences of their actions spoke for themselves. And through it all, we see the interplay between God’s law on one hand, and his mercy and compassion on the other. The characters were well drawn, the story was engaging, and the writing was seamless. I really could not ask for more and look forward to seeing where this series heads next." - Fiction Aficionado
"Jan Drexler explores the vast chasm between law and grace….between forgiveness and bitterness….between relationship and duty….each one is a choice faced in the readers’ lives who come to the pages of this novel. The Amish lifestyle creates the perfect framework to explore each of these choices, and through both tragedy and pain, grief and joy, the Yoder family experiences a sometimes brutal journey to reach the peace and forgiveness they long for. In fact, not everyone is able to embrace this peace. That is why this novel is important – the author is brave enough to explore every angle of the choices we make when faced with life circumstances beyond anything we can begin to understand. Drexler doesn’t make light of the commitment that the Amish community has toward their unique lifestyle, nor does she turn the other way when identifying why this lifestyle offers roadblocks to receiving the grace and forgiveness found in a relationship with Christ." - TWJ Magazine
Mattie's Pledge, the second book the "The Journey to Pleasant Prairie" is available now!
About the story: Mattie Schrock is accustomed to being uprooted, having moved with her family several times. When the Schrock family decides to move this time from Somerset County to an Amish settlement in Indiana, Mattie looks forward to connecting with old friends including Jacob Yoder, who has always held a special place in her heart.
While Jacob desires to settle down, Mattie can’t help but dream of journeying even further west. When a handsome Englisher offers Mattie the opportunity to leave the Amish to pursue her dream of traveling, Mattie must choose between her desires and the promise she made.
What are reviewers saying about Mattie's Pledge?
"A great historical Amish novel with characters who are willing to uproot their family for a better life and more opportunities. In Drexler’s second Journey to Pleasant Prairie book, characters are more than just fictional people on a page, they come to life and one can feel their emotions. The 1840s were a time of change in some Amish communities as more and more people were dissatisfied with the direction their churches were turning. They wanted something more stable for their future. Jan Drexler uses her own family's Amish history for her novels and weaves a believable storyline." - Romantic Times Books Reviews
Naomi's Hopeis the third and final book in the "Journey to Pleasant Prairie" series.
About the story: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?