A Plain Man is best read after Sarah’s Christmas Miracle…
Today I’m reviewing A Plain Man by Mary Ellis.
Here is a brief synopsis:
Though Caleb Beachy lived in the Englisch world for some years, he is a Plain man at heart. When he decides to return to the Amish lifestyle, he moves back home and goes to work for his father.
Soon these two strong-willed men find themselves at odds. Caleb discovers there’s more to embracing his faith and reconnecting with the community than merely driving a horse and buggy and giving up Levis.
Josie Yoder was just a girl when he left. All grown up now, she gives Caleb hope for the future. She soothes his frayed temper and is determined to remind him that while his faith may have wavered, God never left his side.
Caleb is tempted to return Josie’s feelings, but the choices he made while away are a heavy burden on his conscience. Will past mistakes end up destroying their fledgling romance? Or will she be able to break through the wall around his heart?
A Plain Man is more than just a sweet romance centered in Amish beliefs. It’s the ever-fresh story of a wounded heart finding joy, health, and healing in God’s infinite grace.
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Hold on to your hats!
Caleb Beachy has finally returned — after five long years — to the Amish community!
But does he find it easy? Nope.
… especially with a sister like Rebekah! Oh boy, what a stinker (someone needs a smack).
His dat is the bishop, and he’s not about to make things easy on Caleb, especially since he thinks his son will give up and return to his Englisch life.
A Plain Man is a story of forgiveness… Caleb’s dat needs to forgive him for leaving, but Caleb also needs to forgive himself for all the mistakes he made while on his rumspringe — and that’s the hardest thing he’s found to do.
I admit, I felt he was being silly for the way he goes about it… and his dat isn’t pleased either — he thinks Caleb is holding on too tightly to his Englisch ways. But in many ways, I could identify… because the hardest person for me to forgive — is me.
Will Caleb be able to forgive himself and find the peace he’s looking for?
I have to mention how much I loved being continually reminded of a favorite hymn, “Come, thou fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace…
Mary Ellis surpasses everything I expected in this book — the way Caleb thinks and acts, as well as his family and friends; it all seems much more than just believable — it’s amazing!
A most excellent book! I hope you have an opportunity to read it.
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God bless you!
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