Review: The Roll of the Drums by Jan Drexler

The Roll of the Drums by Jan Drexler
Stephanie's Rating: 5 out of 5 bookmarks

The Roll of the Drums, book two of The Amish of Weaver's Creek Series is even better than book one. This book has quite a few more ins and outs that keep your attention and move the story along at an exciting pace.

In this book, we mainly follow the life of Ruby Weaver, an older, unmarried daughter in the Weaver family. Her path crosses with that of a family fleeing the devastation of the Civil War, and nothing will ever be the same for her again! Though she is older and unmarried, an unusual state for an Amish young lady, she has never felt the need to be married and is very independent and confident. However, she finds that a good man who loves you for who you are can complete your life without eclipsing it. This was a fun read.

I did think one part was rather redundant, and even evocative of the first book of the series: the main character, Ruby, and her counterpart, Gideon, AND the preacher and his wife all have some sort of "secret" or hidden sin in their lives, as did the heroine in book one! I would have preferred a little more imagination in the method of building suspense, but it wasn't so bad as to make the book unenjoyable.

There is some war violence in this novel, though not enough to cause squeamishness, and there is an allusion to a relationship before marriage that might not make sense to the young reader. Still, I think those as young as 12 would be able to easily join in Ruby's life story and appreciate how it unfolds.

For ease of reading, pace of the plot, and exciting twists and turns, I give this book 5 out of 5 bookmarks.

Stephanie Garrett is a busy homeschooling mom of three who somehow always finds time to read. She has been a voracious reader since childhood and even won a bicycle in elementary school for having read the most books! She enjoys learning and growing and never turns down an opportunity to try something new. Her first love is the Lord and service to Him, second is family, and reading. She believes that anyone who learns to read with comprehension can go anywhere and do anything! She also enjoys music, theatre, sewing, and mathematics.

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