Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Plain Peace

Book description:  "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 sees that the bishop’s legalism is dividing the community and risking the lives of its members—but her grandfather doesn’t. When she is forced to deception in order to pursue her dream of marriage and family with Jacob, Anna feels her own faith slipping. If only she could get her grandmother to help her stand up to the bishop. But Mammi is keeping secrets of her own.
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?"

My review:  This is another book in the "Plain" series by Beth Wiseman.  While it is not necessary to have read the other books, it did help to understand some parts of the story a little better to have read them.  I am coming to realize that there is no "usual" Amish book.  There seem to be so many different ideas among the Amish way of life, that I was not surprised by the many different circumstances in this book.  I will have to say though, I got quite a chuckle out of Mammi and her secrets.  Her secrets added an unusual twist to the plot that I did not see coming.  Anna and Jacob's story added a bit of humor to the book as well.  I enjoyed reading this book, and it gave me a desire to go back and reread the other books in the series in order to refresh my memory on some of the other characters.  I received a complimentary e-copy of this book through Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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