Book Reviews January 2017

Let’s Read

By Mary Barrett


Mattie’s Pledge (Journey to Pleasant Prairie #2)

By Jan Drexler

Published by Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, PO Box 6287, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49516

384 pages, paperback, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-2657-7

     Pleasant Prairie seems peaceful, yet all is not well in the 1840s Amish community. When the Schrocks move to Indiana, Mattie looks forward to reconnecting with Jacob, who claims a place in her heart. He yearns to settle down, but a handsome Englisher tempts her to leave. Will Mattie’s pledge to Jacob hold true?

     Jan Drexler’s ancestors were among the first Amish, Mennonite, and Brethren immigrants to Pennsylvania in the 1700s.

Kit Kat & Lucy – The Country Cats Who Changed A City Girl’s World

By Lonnie Hull DuPont

235 pages, paperback, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-2732-1

     Lonnie Hull DuPont reluctantly trades her three-room apartment on Telegraph Hill for a farmhouse in Michigan. Then Kit Kat, an obsessive-complex tortoiseshell, and Lucy, a playful Russian Blue, arrive a year apart at the farmhouse. Lonnie is inspired to watch as two strange cats are in the process of getting to like each other.

     Lonnie Hull DuPont is an award-winning poet, book editor, and writer.

The Raven (A Coffey & Hill Novel #2)

By Mike Nappa

400 pages, paperback, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-2654-4

     East of Peachtree, Alabama, a street performer and small-time thief picks the wrong pocket. The Raven, finds himself in possession of a councilman’s wallet stuffed with compromising photos. He attempts to blackmail the politician. Soon it is his own life that is threatened by the Mafia. Can private investigators Trudi Coffey and Samuel Hill bail him out? 

     Mike Nappa is an entertainment journalist at, as well as a bestselling and award winning author.

     These books can be found at your local bookstore, by writing to the publisher at the above address, by using the website, by calling 616-676-9185 or by checking your local library.