The Roll of the Drums by Jan Drexler – Revell Books Review

Yay another review!

It wasn’t as cliche as some.

Personally, Amish fiction isn’t my best friend, and I really just don’t love the way that it tends to be, but this one wasn’t too bad. I really liked the ending, and I really enjoyed the beginning. The middle with the bishop/minister drama was a little eye roll but overall the plot was pretty fun.

Things I liked:

I liked Ruby. I liked her personality and her stability in what she does and believes.
Gideon. I loved how he grew to fall in love with her, how it was slow and beautiful.
I liked the main plotline, and the settings were fun.

Things I didn’t like:

Ruby’s sideplot. It was kinda cliche and shallow. I feel like that’s the most dramatic biggest thing that Amish can fall for and because of that it’s used in almost every single Amish fiction.
I didn’t love Roseanna because of her attitude.

I don’t love the legalistic outlook of the minister and I don’t agree with all Amish beliefs but that was a personal opinion and didn’t affect my rating. Otherwise it wasn’t bad. It was a good sequel and second book between #1 and #3. It had its own plotline but there were quite a few threads that didn’t come near getting answered or even fully addressed.

I got a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own and a positive review was not required.

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