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Plain Pursuit (Daughters of the Promise, Bk 2)
Plain Pursuit - Daughters of the Promise, Bk 2 Author:Beth Wiseman Each Daughters of the Promise novel focuses on one woman's journey into an Amish Community where she discovers new meaning to the words faith, hope, and love. — When Carley Marek takes a hiatus from her job, she leaves Texas and visits her friend Lillian in Amish country, Pennsylvania. Carley isn't there long when she meets Lillian... more »'s charming -but shunned- brother-in-law, Dr. Noah Stoltzfus.
When Lillian's stepson is stricken with a life-threatening disease, Noah is forbidden to intervene, but he resolves to do whatever it takes to save the boy's life. Carley finds herself caught in the middle of her feelings for Noah and her loyalty to Lillian. And to further complicate matters, everyone around her is talking about God--a God she doesn't know and who appears to be punishing her for her past mistakes.
When her hiatus is up, Carley must make a life-changing decision: stay and face the path that is set before her, or flee and leave the only love she's ever known.« less
Laura B. (aggie-98) - , reviewed Plain Pursuit (Daughters of the Promise, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 3
I have never read a book about the Amish before, let alone an Amish romance book. I picked this book out on a bit of a whim thinking I would try something a little different. I am so glad that I did. It is one of the best books I have read in a while. I did not read the first book in this series, Plain Perfect Daughters of the Promise Book 1, but I don't think it makes a difference. This book has its own story to tell and whatever is told in the first book seems like it would be worth it on its own, too. I will put the first book on my list of books to read.
I was drawn into Carley's story. She is feeling lost and unsure of where to go in her life. When she is forced to take a vacation from work, she choose to go and visit her friend, Lillian, who has joined the Amish community. Carley enters a world of faith and community. The story revolves around forgiveness and acceptance of God's plan. We need to let go and listen to God and follow his plan for us.
This book is based very much around faith and God, but it never felt like it was overwhelming or preachy. It blends the idea of spirituality and faith into everyday lives and how we may have different lifestyles (Amish and non-Amish), but that does not mean we cannot still have faith and love for God and we a part of His community.
I finished this book feeling happy and filled with hope. More Amish books will be added to my TBR list!
This is book 2 of a series of 3 "A daughters of the Promise Novel". I came upon the first book at our local library and immediately placed the other 2 books on my wishlist. Beth Wiseman may be new to the writings for Amish Fiction but she can keep up with the best of them (Wanda Brunstetter and Beverly Lewis). In each book she pulls a couple characters that she brings to the forefront while still including the characters from the previous book in the series. I am currently reading book 3. She is worth a look at. If you are a lover of Amish Fiction, you will not be disappointed, and if you have never read Amish Fiction, these books are a great place to start. This book was a very quick read and immensely enjoyable. It was also uplifting without the feeling of a sermon being preached at you the reader. There are also a few recipes included at the end of the book.