Plain Peace, by Beth Wiseman
Anna loves the grandfather who raised her, but his strict adherence to the Ordnung is scaring away any boy who might be interested in her—except newcomer Jacob.
In normal circumstances Anna Byler would have her choice of any of the young men in her Amish community. But because of the strict rules enforced by her grandfather, the bishop, the available suitors are afraid to court her. Then handsome Jacob Hostetler moves to Paradise and decides Anna is worth the challenge.
Anna wants to honor her grandparents, the two most important people in her life, but her heart is divided by the rules that guide their little Amish community and the growing love she has for Jacob. How can she be true to both?
Yup, another Amish fiction. I’m a sucker for them!
Plain Peace is part of the “Daughters of a Promise” series by Beth Wiseman but the book stands well on its own; you don’t need to read the rest of the series to get an idea of what’s going on. From what I’ve read on other reviews, parts of the stories do intertwine though. For this reason, I think I’ll be looking for the other books in the set!
Plain Peace has a different feel than most other Amish fictions that I’ve read. The characters seem more “real”, I suppose. The characters in Plain Peace struggle with the knocks of life in a way that I could relate more to than the usual manner portrayed about the Amish. that being said, I don’t know any Amish people so I don’t know which is truly more realistic.
The novel has a lot of story lines that keep the reader interested, with resolutions to problems that were realistic. Overall, I enjoyed Plain Peace quite a bit and like I said, I’ll be looking for the other novels in the series.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a free Kindle version of Plain Peace through the Book Sneeze bloggers program in exchange for my honest review. Affiliate link included in this post.
Have you read any good books lately? I’d love to hear about them!