Thursday, April 12, 2018

Spotlight & Giveaway: Naomi's Hope 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!

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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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.” 

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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