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Naomi’s Hope: Review by Susan Scott Ferrell


Naomi’s Hope ~ New Drexler Fan Found!

I’m a bit leery of many authors in the Amish genre these days. It seems that several are in it just to make a buck or two off of a novella. To be honest, I was curious about a novel titled Naomi’s Hope, but I wasn’t sold – not ‘til I read an interview and endorsement by Suzanne Woods Fisher, one of my faves in the Amish genre. So I received my copy of Naomi’s Hope (third in Drexler’s Journey of Pleasant Prairie series.) How did I like it? I LOVED IT – and am now a solid Drexler fan!

Naomi’s Hope is set in the mid-1840s, deep in Lagrange County, Indiana. Naomi is a single mom to Davey, and active seven-year-old. When Davey forces a meeting between Naomi and a newcomer named Cap Stolzfus, drama ensues. There are dangers all around them – how can Naomi conceivably keep Davey safe?

I was given Naomi’s Hope in exchange for my honest review. It was superb– and I lost more than a couple hours of sleep! The characters were intriguing, affable, and even cunning. Sometimes the story jumped around a bit, but overall it’s a tremendous achievement. Naomi’s Hope can be read as a stand-alone, but storylines from the other two novels in this series continually come up, so my recommendation is to read them in chronological order. Needless to say, I now have two more titles added to my TBR pile. If the others are half as good as Naomi’s Hope, I’m in for a treat!

Susan Ferrell and her husband make their home in the Atlanta Metro area. Although Susan struggles with chronic migraine headaches, she stays very busy as a stay-at-home mom to one very precocious little girl. While catching her breath, she feeds her Amishaholic tendencies by reading vast amounts of Amish literature!

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