Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Prodigal Son Returns



From her first glimpse of his big-city suit, Ellie Miller knows Bram Lapp is trouble. The handsome Englischer says he wants to reclaim the life he left long ago. Even if his smile disarms her, all of Ellie's energy must go to her children and their struggling farm…and to atoning for her mistakes.  A criminal's trail has brought FBI informant Bram to Ellie's warm and welcoming Indiana community. Now he's posing as the kind of man he once hoped to be. Someone steadfast and upright. Someone who might be worthy of Ellie. Because no matter how much she claims she doesn't want a second chance at love, he knows he's found the home they were meant to share.

My Review:

Woohoo, I've found me a new favourite Amish author! Drexler has a wonderful writing style. Her words flow smooth and polished and I savored every word. 

The unusual time period (1936) was a real hook for me as was the FBI angle in Bram's plotline. But it was the pulse of the Amish lifestyle that kept me reading.  This is a magical story about loss and love and the power of God to heal and bless in all the places of your life.

The connection between Bram and Ellie is immediate and volatile...on Ellie's side anyway. Loved how the author played them against each other, drawing out the romantic tension until I was rabidly hanging on to every word, aching for more.

The Prodigal Son Returns is an amazing debut novel and I'm praying that Jan Drexler has many more stories in the works for her soon to be legions of loyal fans.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Prodigal Son Returns, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 21 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. I've never been a huge fan of Amish fiction but have an author or two I will read. I would love to try a new author in this genre.


  2. You'll love this one, Patty. Guaranteed! Good luck!

  3. This sounds like a good read. I live in Indiana and there is an Amish community around where I live. I would love to win.


  4. It's a great read, Deanna. Good luck!

  5. This book sounds so good! I love Amish fiction.

    Judy B

  6. Me too, Judy and I know you are going to LOVE Jan Drexler's Amish style. Good luck!

  7. I haven't read a lot of Amish fiction, but I'm up for reading anything. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  8. I love Amish Fiction! Please enter me. Thanks!

  9. I have never read an Amish Fiction book,but would love to enter for the book giveaway, The summary of the book sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Good luck Rose, rubynreba and jojo!

  11. I'm putting this on my goodreads to-read list now that I've read your review!
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  12. What an interesting twist, Amish and an FBI man. Sounds good!Thanks for a chance to win it. :)
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