Journey to Pleasant Prairie Series Blog Blitz and Giveaway!

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!


I have read and loved each book in the Pleasant Prairie series. Each book just captured my attention and my heart. My favorite, however, was Naomi’s Hope. I can still see the story in my mind with little Davey. He was such a cutie. I strongly encourage you to read this series from start to finish. Even if Amish fiction isn’t your typical read, you may find that this is different than most and that is what makes it great!


Because Naomi’s Hope is my favorite of the three, I have a treat for you. I’m sharing an excerpt from the book! I’m pretty sure it’ll make you want to read more about Cap and Davey and their relationship. **Sigh** They have such a sweet bond.

Excerpt from Naomi’s Hope


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 Journey to Pleasant Prairie Series

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hannah's choiceTitle: Hannah’s Choice
Author: Jan Drexler
Publisher: Revell
Release Date: January 2016
Genre: Inspirational Amish Historical Fiction

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 façade. 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?

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mattie's pledgeTitle: Mattie’s Pledge
Author: Jan Drexler
Publisher: Revell
Release Date: September 2016
Genre: Inspirational Amish Historical Fiction

Mattie Schrock is no stranger to uprooting her life. Even as her father relocated her family from one Amish community to the next, she always managed to find a footing in their new homes. Now as the Schrock family plans to move west from Somerset County to a fledgling Amish settlement in Indiana, she looks forward to connecting with old friends who will be joining them from another Pennsylvania community–friends like Jacob Yoder, who has always held a special place in her heart.

Since Mattie last saw Jacob, they’ve both grown into different people with different dreams. Jacob yearns to settle down, but Mattie can’t help but dream of what may lie over the western horizon. When a handsome Englisher tempts her to leave the Amish behind to search for adventure in the West, will her pledge to Jacob be the anchor that holds her secure?

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naomi's hopeTitle: 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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And stay tuned for Jan Drexler’s new The Amish of Weaver’s Creek series, beginning with The Sound of Distant Thunder in September 2018! Check out the official cover reveal on April 13th as part of this tour!

cover to comeTitle: The Sound of Distant Thunder
Author: Jan Drexler
Publisher: Revell
Release Date: September 2018
Genre: Inspirational Amish Historical Fiction

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. So much can happen in a year. 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?

From the talented pen of Jan Drexler comes this brand new Amish series set against the backdrop of the Civil War. She 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.

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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

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tour schedule


April 9
A Baker’s Perspective

April 10
Meagan Davenport
The Power of Words

April 11
Fiction Aficionado
Reading Is My SuperPower

April 12
Edits and Reviews by Leslie
Heidi Reads…


Faithfully Bookish
Maureen’s Musings

10 thoughts on “Journey to Pleasant Prairie Series Blog Blitz and Giveaway!

  1. Thank you for being part of the Journey to Pleasant Prairie series blitz tour. I absolutely love Jan Drexler’s books but have not had the opportunity to read all of this series. Hoping to rectify that soon.

    The start of The Amish of Weaver’s Creek series beginning with “The Sound of Distant Thunder” sounds amazing. I’ll be looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of it as well.

  2. Thank you for the review on these books! I love Amish reads, but I’m excited to read one that is a little different. Can’t wait to read these!

  3. I really enjoyed reading the entire post today. This is a new author for me so thank you for the reveal!

  4. One of these days I am going to have to visit Lancaster, PA. You can learn a lot from the Amish there as they are living mostly off the grid.

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