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From the talented pen of Jan Drexler comes a brand-new Amish series set against the backdrop of the Civil War.
War threatens everything the Amish Community in Weaver’s Creek, Ohio, holds dear, including a young couple’s future. 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.
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?
Drexler 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.
What is one thing you’ve learned the hard way so others don’t have to?
I’ve learned to be a daylily.
Some people are like oak trees – their roots grow deep and strong, establishing themselves in one community early and never moving away. Other people are like me – a daylily that gets transplanted every few years.
Our family moved twice between the time I was born and when I turned five. Twenty quiet years followed, but then I got married. Since my husband and I started our lives together more than thirty-six years ago, we have relocated an average of every five years (and no, we aren’t a military family!)
Daylilies adapt easily to transplanting. I’ve learned how to get to know a new city well by going to garage sales and exploring different routes to shopping and the library. I’ve learned how to find a new church home by browsing websites and knowing which questions to ask. I’ve also learned how to get to know my neighbors – the best way is to start a Christmas goodie exchange! No matter where God has taken us, these three techniques have helped this daylily take root.
Will I ever be an oak tree? With my husband’s recent retirement, that is a possibility, but we’ll have to wait and see what God has planned for us!
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I don’t “twitter”! So, O can’t do those other two things. Will I still be entered? I would to read this book.
Thank you for the give-a-way. I am not a fan of twitter nor do I participate in tweeting. This book has peaked my interest and I will add it to my “to-read” list.
I love reading your books. You were a new author to me 2 years ago and your books keep getting better and better
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY!
Enjoyed the post and your comparison to being a daylily. I admire your courage as I’ve had two major moves and I haven’t learn to adapt as well as you have. I am more of an oak tree and kinda shy! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Thank you for the chance to win your book i have learned that things come not in your time but God’s time and not always the exact thing but better you learn and strengthen in between.
I’m not on twitter. I’m more of an oak tree and like to be in the background more than out front. The Sound of Distant Thunder will be a great book to read. I’ve enjoyed other books by Jan Drexler. Just maybe I’ll be the lucky winner in the giveaway. Blessings
I’m more like an oak tree. I don’t like moving.
I would love to win thia book. I habe not heard of Jan Drexler but always looking for new Amish books to read. Especially since my husband just built me a floor to almost to the ceiling bookcase so that I don’t have to give up anymore books.
Your new series sounds like an awesome read. I love to read books about the Cecil war times. I’m not sure what kind of tree I would be. I like to stay put but then at 22 years of age I married and left my family and community I grew up in and my country I was brown in and came to the U.S.. All done legally of course. We recently downsized from our house we lived in for 33 years and moved to a seniors community. So have moved around more than the average bear!😄
This sounds interesting, with the historical background of the Civil War. I enjoy Jan’s books and just recently purchased another to add to my keeper shelf.
Thank you for the awesome giveaway would love to win!
would love to win sounds like a great book to read!
Can’t wait to read this book!
I’ve moved quite a few times and find it to be exciting. Lots of fresh new starts. The book sounds great – two of my loves – the Amish and the civil war. I’ve lived in Lancaster and Gettysburg. Both great places to live. I’ve also lived in Rapid City! Hey, you’d be fun to go out and get a cup of coffee with!
Loved the article – would love to read the book!
Thank you for the opportunity to win a book. I’m on Facebook with Jen but not sure I’ve read any of her books yet I love all books about the Amish and this one sounds awesome I guess I’d want to be an oak tree if I was a tree.