My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Ruby Weaver's curly red hair isn't the only thing that sets her apart from her Amish community in 1863. Twenty-eight and single, Ruby doesn't believe a woman needs to be married in order to be happy. Her ailing friend Lovinia Fischer, however, has other ideas and wants Ruby to promise to marry her husband after she dies. Never imagining she'd have to fulfill that vow, Ruby agrees. And she's not the only one. Lovinia has extracted a similar promise from her husband, Gideon.
With both Ruby and Gideon reluctant to keep their promises, a compromise must be reached. Ruby will spend her days with Gideon's family--helping to raise the children and keep the house--but her nights will be spent at her sister's neighboring house. But this arrangement raises eyebrows in their conservative Amish community, and it soon becomes clear that Ruby must make a decision--marry Gideon or turn her back on her friend, the children she's grown to love . . . and their father.
The Roll of the Drums is the second installment from Jan Drexler’s series, The Amish of Weaver’s Creek. I enjoyed the first book, The Sound of Distant Thunder, but enjoyed this one so much more. I have read a lot of Amish fiction over the years and I find it unique to read an Amish Historical Fiction. I found this story to be fascinating.
I give The Roll of the Drums four and a half stars. I am hopping there will be a third book in the series. I recommend this one.
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
View all my reviews