Monday, October 10, 2016

Mattie's Pledge - A Book Review

Mattie's Pledge is the second book in the Journey to Pleasant Prairie Series.  The book is about Mattie Shcrock.  Mattie 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.

I was excited to read this Amish story, especially since it was set in the 1840's.  I love this time period and thought it would be enjoyable from the Amish prospective.  I really had a hard time getting into the story.  It was very slow paced, especially at the beginning.  I did not connect well with any of the characters and struggle to even like Mattie.  Hopefully the next book will pick up speed!

***Thank you to Revell for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for my review.

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