When Elizabeth Kaufman received the news of her husband’s death at the Battle of Vicksburg in 1863, she felt only relief. She determined that she would never be at the mercy of any man again, even if it meant she would never have a family of her own. Then Aaron Zook comes home with her brother when the war ends two years later.
Despite the severity of his injuries, Aaron resolves to move West and leave the pain of the past behind him. He never imagined that the Amish way of life his grandfather had rejected long ago would be so enticing. That, and a certain widow he can’t get out of his mind.
Yet, even in a simple community, life has a way of getting complicated. Aaron soon finds that while he may have left the battlefield behind, there is another fight he must win–the one for the heart of the woman he loves.
Welcome back to the Amish community at Weaver’s Creek, where the bonds of family and faith bind up the brokenhearted.
After months of not reading Amish fiction, I wanted to read something with the calmness of the Amish faith (even if I don’t agree with all of their beliefs.)
I ended up really loving “Softly Blows the Bugle” and I hope to get a paperback soon, the story was not anything like the normal Amish fiction you come across, the way that this book went into what it might have been like for the Amish during the civil war was something that intrigued me.
I could tell there was going to be a good bit mystery but I didn’t expect it to get to be as dark as it did though it ended up to end nicely. The sudden ending fits well with the story and I look forward to more from Jan Drexler.
I voluntarily received and reviewed a complimentary e/copy of this book which I received from the author/publisher/review company. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.