Mattie’s Pledge (Journey to Pleasant Prairie #2) review by Cathy


About the book:

A Tender, Poignant, and Heartwarming Glimpse into the Amish Migration West from Pennsylvania
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?
Tender, poignant, and gentle, “Mattie’s Pledge” offers readers a glimpse into Amish life in the 1840s–and into the yearning heart of a character they’ll not soon forget.

My review:

An interesting story of The Shrock family as they and other families begin their journey to a new community in Indiana.

At times the story moved a bit slow for me, but I did find the premise of the book interesting.  Mattie was a bit of an adventuress and I liked that about her.  I liked her excitement and curiosity about the world and seeing new places. Mattie also had a vulnerability to her that created some problems.  Especially with Cole Bates.  He is truly an unsavory character.

Jacob Yoder was my favorite character and I loved him and Mattie together. I enjoyed the time period probably most of all in this book and that’s what held my interest the most.

I received a copy Mattie’s Pledge through Netgalley and have given my honest opinion.




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