When the future is threatened by the past, can she trust herself to make the right choice?
Despite growing pains in her 1846 Amish community in Indiana, Naomi Schrock has settled into a comfortable life in her parents' home with her adopted son, Davey. Surrounded by family and friends, she tries not to think about the fact that she's not at the top of any man's list of potential wives. Yet when Cap Stoltzfus moves into the area and befriends Davey, Naomi finds herself caught between the plans she has made for her future and the tantalizing thought that Cap might be part of a life she never dared to hope for.
When a couple shows up claiming to be Davey's true family, Naomi and Cap must unite to make the decision that will determine the boy's future as well as their own. How can she relinquish him to these unknown relatives? And can God somehow bring wholeness to her heart?
My thoughts: NAOMI'S HOPE is third and final book in Ms. Drexler's Journey to Pleasant Prairie series. This historical Amish series does not stand alone and readers will want to read them in order, starting with Hannah's Choice and Mattie's Pledge. Naomi's Hope is a nice finale to the collection.
The story was slow paced, but as a reader I cared about Cap and admired how he had Davey's best interests in mind. Shem made for an ideal villain, one that the reader loves to hate. I was kind of glad the story ended the way it did and not how it could've ended. There is some real life information included in the story, and I'd someday like to read Hans story. And hope that Crows Fly lives on. Fans of Amish historical fiction will want to read NAOMI'S HOPE and the first two books in the series. Ms. Drexler is a wonderful historical writer and develops realistic characters that resonate with readers. I received a copy of this book free. All opinions are my own.