Great job on her first novel. I have read several Amish fictional books, and I would certainly say she keeps up with the best of the other authors I have read. This is the first book of what I believe to be a series of 3. Very quick and easy read!
This book is great for people that are completely unfamiliar with the Amish lifestyle. It provides a good story along with the main tenants of the Amish faith because the main character, Lillian, has to learn everything about the Amish lifestyle from the ground up. While the story is not much different than other Amish stories currently available, I did like that the daughter born to an Amish woman found herself joining the Amish community after years of not knowing much about her Amish family. However, I wish more of her backstory had been explained with the boyfriend she left behind because of his controlling and abusive nature.
All in all, a very good read, and a great start to what I'm sure will be an excellent series.
Beth Wiseman is an outstanding author. I highly recommend her Amish fiction books. They are touching and inspiring!
One of my most favorite books I've read lately. Beth Wiseman is just behind Beverly Lewis as far as my favorite Amish story authors. Great book !
Since Beth Wiseman's first novel far exceeds any expectations I had when I began reading it, I'm highly recommending it to friends and family. Lillian, her main female character, exudes a refreshingly humorous but realistic nature. While seeking to redeem the mess she has made of her life, Lillian arrives to live with her mother's parents, her grandparents, in their Amish community and experiences gentle acceptance and forgiveness as she learns the Amish beliefs and culture and seeks a relationship with God. Her Amish friends--Samuel, a widower, and his son--marvel at her kindness and cuteness while they grow to love her deeply. Unexpected events grip the reader emotionally. Plain Perfect is a refreshing read!
Highly recommend this entire series. Read them in order for best experience. Beth Wiseman is one of the top Amish fiction writers I have read.
I have been reading Beverly Lewis' books about the Amish for many years. This new series by Beth Wiseman is a wonderful addition to this genre. If you love Beverly Lewis, you will love this series. What a lovely and inspiring book that will lift your spirits.
I LOVE this series!!! I recently started reading a number of Amish stories from different authors and I have to say, Beth Wiseman is my new favorite!!! What a wonderful book! I could not put it down! Just started reading book 2 yesterday and I am almost done!! Sooo Good!!! :)
This was a wonderful book about returning to Amish roots, connecting with family and finding peace.