Today I am reviewing Plain Paradise, the 4th book in the Daughters of the Promise series by Beth Wiseman.
Here is a brief synopsis:
Linda’s Amish life seemed like paradise. Until she found out her family had been hiding a secret since the day of her birth.
Josie was just a frightened teenager when she left her baby in the care of an Old Order Amish couple in Lancaster County. Since then, seventeen years have passed and while much has changed, one thing hasn’t. Josie still longs to reconnect with her daughter Linda.
But Linda is unaware of Josie–and living an idyllic life within the Amish community. The bishop’s grandson, Stephen, is courting her and she hopes that he will propose soon. When her birth mother comes to Paradise, Linda finds herself unexpectedly drawn to Josie’s world.
Meanwhile, her adoptive parents–and her Amish beau–are trying to understand how this interruption in Linda’s life could possibly be God’s will.
As new relationships begin and old ones are tested, no one’s life will remain the same. In the process of losing and letting go–Linda realizes whose daughter she really is. And as only God can do, something more powerful and far more beautiful is forged within the Daughters of the Promise community…hope.
PLAIN PARADISE by Beth Wiseman… the 4th Daughter of the Promise discovers faith, hope and love! – Tweet this!
What would you do… if you were 17 years old… and your parents told you that they were not your birth parents – but that you had been adopted?
Not only does Linda Huyard find out that she was adopted when she was two weeks old, but that her birth mother is nearby and wants to meet her. There is much more to the story – important news – but if I reveal it here, it could ruin the story for you, so I’ll resist.
Beth Wiseman creates such realistic Amish characters and communities, I would love to jump in my van and visit them… but I’m not sure what I find would be as good as these stories!
I sincerely hope the next paragraph isn’t revealing too much, but if you’re concerned with me spoiling anything – stop reading here – and get a copy of the book and read it for yourself.
Daughters of the Promise… discovering faith, hope and love.
Now for the news… I was very surprised after reading this wonderful book, that Ms. Wiseman shares that she was adopted into a wonderful family – when she was two weeks old. Beth leaves a note in the back of the book for her readers, revealing this – and that after she also eventually connected with her birth mother.
But even better, her family also experienced a miracle, such as one she wrote about in this story. I won’t say anything more, but if you’re reading this, be sure to read the letter at the end of the story – where Beth talks about her adoption and the miracle.
Honestly, after reading her note, it made the story so much more special to me. I’m really glad my daughter and I bought copies of this series – they are definitely staying on my TOP SHELF!
Don’t forget to click below to find out how you can enter Beth’s GIVEAWAY contest!
Linda’s Amish life seems like paradise… until someone from her past shows up… – Tweet this!
God bless you!
Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt