The Sound of Distant Thunder by Jan Drexler

I think this is the first book that I have read that talks about the Amish during the Civil War. I love how the author handles what each of the family members are feeling during this crisis. I loved Katie and Jonas. It is hard enough for a person that wants to fight but then to add your religious beliefs into the mix can be very trying. I loved how this was all handled. I received a copy of this book from Revell for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this book a five out of five stars.

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?

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