Journey to Pleasant Prairie #1
On Sale: January 19, 2016
Featuring: Hannah Yoder
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Inspirational Amish | Romance Historical
Hannah Yoder loves her quiet life on the banks of the
Conestoga Creek. In 1842, this corner of Lancaster County is
settled and peaceful--yet problems lurk beneath the placid
facade. Hannah's father worries about the spread of liberal
ideas from their Mennonite and Brethren neighbors. And
Hannah blames herself for a tragedy that struck their home
nine years ago. She strives to be the one person who can
bind the threads of her family together in spite of her
mother's ongoing depression and her sister's rejection of
their family. But her world is threatening to unravel.
When two young men seek her hand in marriage--one offering
the home she craves and the other promising the adventure of
following God's call west--Hannah must make a choice.
Faithfully perform her duties to her family? Or defy her
father and abandon her community?
With a tender hand, Jan Drexler teases out the threads of a
romance that will captivate readers in this brand-new Amish
Interviews for Hannah's Choice
A Conversation with Jan Drexler Hannah's Choice January 22, 2016
Journey to Pleasant Prairie
30 comments posted.
Re: Hannah's Choice
gloria brzny 1-23-16
(Gloria Brzny 9:27am January 23, 2016)
We have some family roots in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties and love to take our grandchildren when we go to visit the area in search of family record answers to understand their past.
I think the Civil War caused many problems for the Amish conscience that we never have to deal with in everyday life. The war spilled into Pennsylvania and must have caused much heartbreak in families.
(Sharon Mitchell 9:53pm January 27, 2016)
I used tp live and work in Southern Maryland which has a
large Amizh and Mennonite community.
(Marissa Yip-Young 6:01am January 28, 2016)
Where I grew up in KY we had an Amish and Mennonite community. We often went there for veggies in the summer.
(Pam Howell 6:43am January 28, 2016)
I have never been around any of the Amish or Mennonites , only read about them in books . I think they are amazing people . They do without a lot of things that I couldn't , all the modern things we use everyday they've never had and don't want .They truly amaze me with their talents and their faith. I would love to read this book , thanks for the chance to win .
(Joan Thrasher 10:47am January 28, 2016)
would love to win
(Joanne Smukala 12:36pm January 28, 2016)
Fascinating! I have only read about the Amish as well - my first introduction to them was through the Nancy Drew book, The Witch Tree Symbol!
(Felicia Ciaudelli 1:04pm January 28, 2016)
I love reading stories of the Amish and Mennonite. Would love to win and
read Hannah's Choice.
(Gail Hollingsworth 2:47pm January 28, 2016)
I love this type of story, can't get enough of them.
(Wilma Frana 3:23pm January 28, 2016)
This opened my eyes to parts of America's religious history
that I hadn't been aware of.
(Richard Brandt 3:35pm January 28, 2016)
The Sisters in our Villa love Amish books. We have began reading them a
few years ago and now we are hooked. Have both the Amish and Amish
mysteries. These are books we feel comfortable reading. There are 95 of
us here and most are retired. Your book would be an addition to our
collection and a new author we can meet. Thank you for the contest.
Sister Julienne, osf
(Julienne Brandt 4:28pm January 28, 2016)
I have taken a buggy ride with an Amish girl and enjoyed it
very much. She encouraged and answered questions about her
life and those of the sect. I really enjoy Amish books and
would love to win.
(Marcia White 5:05pm January 28, 2016)
This post is fascinating and the book would be memorable.
(Sharon Berger 6:01pm January 28, 2016)
LOOKS LIKE A GOOD BOOK.
(Marsha Baurns 6:13pm January 28, 2016)
I love Amish books. We have a small Mennonite community . They bought
a large piece of land nearby and they have more planning to move here.
(Patty Wright 6:35pm January 28, 2016)
When we were first married, we lived in an area with a strong Mennonite presence... I remember one gentleman at the weekly farmers market that made the absolute best blueberry crumble pie... it was delicious!
(Sheryl Pike 7:54pm January 28, 2016)
I love reading Amish fiction. I hope to win. =)
(Ashley B. 8:24pm January 28, 2016)
There was a large Amish community in the small town in Ohio
where I went to college for a year. Ever since then the Amish
and Mennonites have fascinated me, that's why I enjoy reading
books about them.
(Diana Thomas 10:12pm January 28, 2016)
A small part of me is prejudiced, but I believe that
part of the specialty to your books is the fact that
you were raised in Michigan. Being from this State
seems to give not only Authors, but people in general
a special gift of some sort, and it shows in whatever
endeavor they strive to go after. If it happens to be
writing books, the books seem to have an extra special
something, and yours are no exception!! I'm looking
forward to your latest book, which I'm sure will do
very well!! Congratulations from a fellow
Michigander, and I'll have your book on my TBR list!!
(Peggy Roberson 7:10am January 29, 2016)
Love Amish fiction. Can't wait for a chance to read your
(Leslie Davis 2:36pm January 29, 2016)
Your new book sounds wonderful. I love the time period
involved and also the theme of the book. We have visited
Lancaster, Penn. and I know there are many from of all
the different groups you have mentioned who all love and
worship God. Amish fiction is my favorite genre to read
and Hannahs' story sounds wonderful. Thanks for the
(Maryann Skaritka 2:54pm January 29, 2016)
Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, especially Amish stories. When we lived in Southern Maryland I loved going to the Amish markets. Bringing in the beginning of the Civil War to Hannah's choice sounds very interesting as dos the series.
(Gilda Weisskopf 5:27pm January 29, 2016)
We have never had any Amish Mennonites in our family, but I like to rad about them.
(Carol Woodruff 7:58pm January 29, 2016)
Hi Jan, I've read several in this genre and can't wait to read yours!
(Linda Bass 8:09pm January 29, 2016)
Nice to give a better representation of these religions instead of the view broadcasted on TV!! Thanks!
(Shirley Bennett 10:02pm January 30, 2016)
I am very muchinterested in the Amish way of life and do much reading about them.
(Mary Baker 7:08am January 31, 2016)
I would love to read this book!
(Donna Klopper 4:47pm January 31, 2016)
We live in Ohio and knew a couple who were Amish and had left for a couple of years..That was the time we knew them...After they returned to their family and their religion we met them once and we both had children and they were involved with a restaurant in Sugarcreek called Der Dutchman...Since then the restaurants were sold and we have lost track of them...This was probable about 45 years ago.We have since gone there but cannot locate them...Just wondering what happened to them and would love to see them again.........We have great respect for their way of life...
(Karen Dieffenbaugher 5:01pm January 31, 2016)
Thank you for the chance to win and read this book.
(Cynthia Cook 5:14pm January 31, 2016)
It's inspiring how your writing career started after you
had homeschooled and raised your children. Great job, Jan.
(Terrill Rosado 10:17pm February 10, 2016)
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