Sunday, October 13, 2019

Review: The Sound of Distant Thunder by Jan Drexler

Title: The Sound of Distant Thunder
Author: Jan Drexler
Series: The Amish of Weaver's Hill Book 1
Publication Date: September 2018
Length: 338 pages

From the Back of the Book

Seventeen-year-old Katie Stuckey is starry-eyed, in love with the idea of being in love, and does not want to wait until she is eighteen to marry Jonas Weaver as her parents insist. Twenty-year-old Jonas knows war is at odds with the teachings of the church, yet he can't help being taken in by the romance of the soldiering life, especially for the abolitionist cause.

When his married brother's name comes up in the draft list, Jonas volunteers to take his brother's place. But can the commitment Katie and Jonas have made to each other survive the separation?

My Thoughts

I thoroughly enjoyed The Sound of Distant Thunder! I thought the relationship between Jonas and Katie was sweet. I could feel Katie's angst about wanting to get married even though her parents thought she was too young and I could feel her pain when Jonas went to war. 

Katie's mother's issues added some depth to the book and I liked how Katie was trying to deal with things herself, but ultimately accepted help. I love how the Amish are SO helpful to each other!

I was nervous for Jonas in every war scene. These scenes were fast paced and not glossed over. I loved how Jonas was so caring toward the injured soldiers, even the enemy soldiers. It inspired me to try to always be loving.

I received this book as part of a "blind tour" through JustRead Publicity Tours which is sort of like a blind date with a book. I have to say that the matchmaker at JustRead did a great job "setting me up" with this book!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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