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Hi, reader friends! Today, we welcome back our author friend Jan Drexler to celebrate her Journey to Pleasant Prairie series and new cover reveal with a JustRead blog blitz!
Journey to Pleasant Prairie series
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Title: The Sound of Distant Thunder
Author: Jan Drexler
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 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 is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one winner!
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Share your thoughts on that pretty cover and new series, reader friends! ????
6 thoughts on “Journey to Pleasant Prairie series: blog blitz + cover reveal”
Thank you for being part of the Journey to Pleasant Prairie blog blitz!
I adore Jan Drexler’s books and can’t wait for “The Sound of Distant Thunder” to come out. LOVE the cover! It speaks volumes without saying a word.
2clowns at arkansas dot net
Hello! I’ve never read any of Jan’s books, but they look great, and I like the covers of ALL the books shown! The Distant Thunder cover is very well done, nice focal point, and good attracting colors for browsers. Good job.
thanks for being part of the tour, dear Beth ❤
“The Sound of Distant Thunder” sounds like a wonderful story and I love the cover.
wfnren at aol dot com
The cover is great! I will add this one to my ever-growing to-read list.