Hanna’s Choice by Jan Drexler is about a young Amish woman named Hannah Yoder. She loves life on quiet Conestoga Creek. Hannah tries to be the person to keep her family together. When two men seek her hand in marriage, she has to choose to between one promising the home she craves, or adventure with Gods call west.
Jan Drexler’s novel is well written, with romance, faith, and forgiveness. I love the view of the Amish life in the 1840’s. This is a very unique way to look at the history of the Amish in America. I will say I was surprised by this book, most books are predictable, but this one is not. (That’s all I’m going to say, I don’t want to give anything away)
Hannah’s mother struggled with depression. You see the impact of depression not only on the mother but the children as well. Hannah also tries to decide where her life is going. Will she go west or stay and marry her childhood friend? You see how these choices change Hanna.
Overall, this book is well written, the characters are well thought out, and the turmoil of the characters is there also. This is one book that I couldn’t put down until I had read the last page. (I may have stayed up all night reading this book.) If you are looking for a great book this is the one for you! Happy reading!
*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review