Today I am reviewing Just Plain Sadie, the fourth – and newest book in the Wells Landing series by Amy Lillard.
Here is a brief synopsis:
The Amish of Wells Landing, Oklahoma, treasure their close-knit community, and the promise of their growing families. But one young woman is struggling to choose a future that is true to both her heart and her faith…
Everyone in Wells Landing has long expected Sadie Kauffman and Chris Flaud to marry — despite Sadie’s telling them differently. While she loves Chris, it is more as a friend than a husband.
Yet at twenty-two, the plainest girl in her group, Sadie is also the only one who is still single. Perhaps it’s time to be practical and marry Chris — though he still has not asked.
But when Sadie meets a kind, handsome Mennonite, it seems her prayers have been answered…
With Ezra Hein, Sadie at last feels the joy she nearly gave up on. Unfortunately, others only feel shock that she would consider marrying an outsider. To complicate matters, Chris has finally begun talking to Sadie about their future.
Distressed, Sadie will have to search her heart to recognize God’s marvelous gifts to her — and find the courage to accept them, challenges and all…
Patience reaps rewards…
Sadie Kauffman, Lorie’s sister, has been paired with Chris Flaud just about forever. Everyone expects them to marry soon, but their love is more of a brother-sister love. Besides, Chris has plans to travel. Sadie only wants a home and a family, but she fears she may never have one.
Although Chris, and everyone else she knows, sees Sadie as plain, there is someone who sees her as pretty… intriguing… and something special. Ezra Heim sees Sadie differently than everyone else — and he’s definitely interested in her.
But Sadie is Amish… and Ezra is Mennonite… and this creates problems with both families. When Chris decides to stay in Wells Landing and proposes to Sadie, she’s torn between doing the right thing — and following her heart.
There are so many ups and downs in this story that it’s difficult to know what’s going to happen next. I loved it; I couldn’t put it down until I was finished. Of course, I’m not about to tell you what happens; you’ll have to read it for yourself — and I encourage you to read it. It’s great!
Don’t miss this exciting series, found in the wonderful (fictional) community of Wells Landing.
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God bless you!
Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt