Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Book Review: The Roll of the Drums (The Amish of Weaver's Creek Book #2) by Jan Drexler
The Roll of the Drums (The Amish of Weaver's Creek Book #2)
by Jan Drexler
Ruby Weaver's curly red hair isn't the only thing that sets her apart from her Amish community in 1863. Twenty-eight and single, Ruby doesn't believe a woman needs to be married in order to be happy. Her ailing friend Lovinia Fischer, however, has other ideas and wants Ruby to promise to marry her husband after she dies. Never imagining she'd have to fulfill that vow, Ruby agrees. And she's not the only one. Lovinia has extracted a similar promise from her husband, Gideon.
With both Ruby and Gideon reluctant to keep their promises, a compromise must be reached. Ruby will spend her days with Gideon's family--helping to raise the children and keep the house--but her nights will be spent at her sister's neighboring house. But this arrangement raises eyebrows in their conservative Amish community, and it soon becomes clear that Ruby must make a decision--marry Gideon or turn her back on her friend, the children she's grown to love . . . and their father.
Taken back in time to the end of the Civil War and the aftermath, this book captured my attention right away and kept me turning the pages. With every thing described so perfectly, the battles, the lives, and towns destroyed, I felt like I was in their midst. Something I would not wish on anyone. Their faith in God is what helped them get through the tough times.
Lovinia remained one of my favorite characters. I guess it was because she put her children and husband first before herself. I would like to think that's how I would be too, if was faced with her circumstances. All the characters though were described perfectly and I felt like I understood them all, whether they were good or bad.
A great, great historical read that includes a great romance.
This book was given to me by Revell and this is my honest opinion.
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