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Plain Paradise | Beth Wiseman Marathon

 

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.

 
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MY THOUGHTS:

OH MY!

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!

 
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God bless you!

Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt
 
 

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Daughters of the Promise (series) | Beth Wiseman Marathon

Introducing the . . .

 

DAUGHTERS OF THE PROMISE series!

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Plain Perfect

A search for peace in Amish country proves anything but simple for a woman on the run from life…and herself.

On the rolling plains of Lancaster County, PA., Lillian Miller is searching for her grandparents’ house…and so much more. After years of neglect and abuse, she’s turning to a lifestyle of simplicity among the Amish to find herself.

As she discards the distractions of her former life, she befriends the young boy working on her family’s farm, and his attractive widowed father, Samuel Stoltzfus. Despite Lillian’s best efforts to the contrary, her feelings for Samuel–and his for her–deepen. Will Lillian find her faith in Plain living, or will she be forced to return to her former life?

 

Plain Pursuit

Carley has given up chasing her dreams. Now her dreams are chasing her.

Carley Marek experiences culture shock when she visits her friend Lillian’s family on their farm deep in Amish country. She’ll get an article out of the visit–and maybe some of Lillian’s newfound peace will somehow rub off on her.

Just when Carley is getting used to the quiet nature of the Plain community, Lillian and Samuel’s son falls ill. But the local doctor who can offer the most help has been shunned by the community and forbidden to intervene.

As David’s condition deteriorates, Dr. Noah determines to do whatever it takes to save the boy’s life. Carley is caught in the middle–drawn to Noah, wanting to be helpful in the crisis–and confused by all their talk about a God she neither knows nor trusts.

Carley must decide what in life is worth pursuing . . . and what to do when she’s pursued by a love she never expected.

 

Plain Promise

Sadie Always Believed in God’s Promises. But Can She Really Trust His Heart?

Young Amish widow, Sadie Fisher, leads a simple life in the quiet countryside of Lancaster County–selling Amish goods to a steady stream of tourists. Though it is a good life, lately she’s wondered if it is God’s will for her to remain without a husband and a family.

Winters can be brutally cold and lonely in Pennsylvania, so Sadie rejoices when a renter signs up for a three month stay in her guest cottage. But when wealthy, impulsive “Englischer “Kade Saunders arrives, she isn’t sure she wants him around that long. Sadie feels the stress of the bishop’s watchful eye, expecting her to act in accordance with the “”Ordnung”,” the understood behavior by which the Amish live. To complicate things, Kade is soon surprised with sole custody of a child he barely knows–his five-year-old autistic son, Tyler.

Sadie and young Tyler form an immediate connection. As she grows to love and understand this exceptional child, her feelings for Kade grow into something that both terrifies and exhilarates her. And while Kade seems to feel the attraction to her as well, their worlds couldn’t be farther apart.

Sadie must stay true to her Amish roots, but denying the love she feels is impossible. Could it be that God has the improbable in store for Sadie? And will she have the faith to step into a love bigger than she’s ever dreamed possible?

 

Plain Paradise

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 daugther she really is. And as only God can do, something more powerful and far more beautiful is forged within the Daugthers of the Promise community…hope.

 

Plain Proposal

Miriam Raber takes a bold stand when her Amish boyfriend considers leaving their community. “Whatever he chooses, I’m going with him.”

Miriam Raber enjoys life in her Old Order Amish community, and she is hopeful that Saul Fisher will propose to her soon. But when Saul starts talking about leaving the only world either of them has ever known, Miriam imagines what her life might look like as an Englischer.

One thing she knows for certain, she loves Saul and feels he’s the one God has chosen for her. But Saul’s indecision has come at an inconvenient time as Miriam is noticing advances from Jesse Dienner, a man she went to school with, who is committed to marry and live his life in the Old Order community.

Complicating matters is the arrival of Miriam’s cousin, Shelby, a worldly Englisch girl sent to live with Miriam’s family following trouble back home.

Who will Miriam choose a life with, and who will choose to stay in the Old Order Amish community?

 

Plain Peace

Anna’s grandfather seems determined to ruin her Rumspringa . . . and any hopes she has of finding a husband.

Anna Byler should be enjoying her Rumspringa as allowed by her faith. But because of the strict rules enforced by her grandfather—the bishop—the available suitors in town are afraid to court her.

Even Anna’s grandmother is keeping a big secret from Anna’s grandfather in an effort to keep the peace. Under her grandfather’s oppressive watch, Anna begins to feel her faith slipping and wonders if God has forsaken her.

Jacob Hostetler and his family have relocated to Lancaster County following a family tragedy in Ohio. As his family struggles to rebuild their lives, Jacob is forced to act as head of the household when his father is unable to cope with recent events. It’s been a long time since Jacob has felt any joy. Until he meets Anna Byler.

But will Anna’s grandfather succeed at keeping them apart? And can Jacob put the past behind him and open his heart?

 

 

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God bless you!

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