Friday, October 12, 2018
The Sound of Distant Thunder
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.
My thoughts: This was an interesting and unique read, with exploring the Civil War era from the view point of a young Amish couple. I enjoyed getting to know Katie and Jonas as they sought to keep their love alive during war time and the separation that it brought. I look forward to the other books in this series, since a lot of things were left unfinished!
I received this book from Revell. This is my honest review.
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