The Sound of Distant Thunder

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?

From the talented pen of Jan Drexler comes this brand new Amish series set against the backdrop of the Civil War. She puts her characters to the test as they struggle to reconcile their convictions and desires while the national conflict threatens to undermine and engulf their community.

My Review

I agree with several other readers that this book read like the second book in this series and not the first. Although, I only had a bit of an issue with this factor for a short period in the beginning as I got myself established with the characters and their back stories.

Yet, I liked Katie and Jonas. They did share a nice connection with one another. Jonas had a mature nature about him. While, it des come back to the fact that I did feel like I had missed something with the way this book read like the second one in the series; the characters were engaging.

The second half of the book is better than the first half. The first half was slower to set the story and the mood. Yet, in the second half there was no need to explain anything. Plus, in the second half is where the story really picked up with action. Overall, a good story.


Mystica said…
The book and author both new to me. Thank you for the review.

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