Saturday, January 25, 2014

Review of "Plain Peace"

Review of Plain Peace

(Daughters of the Promise #6)

by Beth Wiseman


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?

MY REVIEW:  Beth Wiseman has written a beautiful story about forgiveness and change.   Anna and Jacob are in love and long to court, but Anna's grandfather, the Bishop refuses.  He forbids many things from the community and won't allow them to see Dr. Noah for medical care.   Jacob's family is in turmoil and the grief his father feels is cutting him off from the ones who love and need him most.
Then  there is Lucy, the young woman with the Scarlet A, who longs for friendship and acceptance for her and her young son, Benjamin.  Will she ever be accepted?  Can she find forgiveness?   
How will Jacob and Anna ever find peace to date when her grandfather remains unmovable.    
You will find some delightful recipes from the story as a bonus to the incredible story.
 This is a 5 Star ***** piece of work.   
I received a pdf version of this book from booksneeze and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author:

Beth is the best-selling and award winning author of the Daughters of the Promise series - Plain Perfect, Plain Pursuit, Plain Promise, Plain Paradise, and Plain Proposal. She is contracted with HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Her other series--the Land of Canaan Novels--begins with Seek Me With All Your Heart, then The Wonder of Your Love and now, His Love Endures Forever. Seek Me With All Your Heart is the first Amish fiction book selected as a Women of Faith novel in 2011. Beth has also written two contemporary Christian fiction novels, Need You Now published in 2012 and The House That Love Built in 2013. 
In a daring new novel, Beth jumps way outside the box. The story she is currently working on will take readers far away from Amish Country and small Texas towns to a dangerous place on the other side of the world. Inspired by a true story, Beth believes this is the book she’s been working toward for a long time. Expect more information on this exciting novel soon! 

You can also follow Beth on Twitter: @BethWiseman

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