Saturday, February 6, 2010

Plain Pursuit review

I won't mention YET AGAIN how much I love GOOD Amish Fiction. Not just a plot thrown together with the token buggy accident. Beth Wiseman delivers with Plain Pursuit.

Carley is an Englischer outsider who has suffered great loss. She is forced to take a vacation to re-focus and get her life in order. Looking for peace, she uses the time to visit her friend Lillian in the Plain Community. Lillian's son becomes sick during her visit and she doesn't understand why the doctor who wants to help is not allowed to treat the child. Carley learns about the Amish, and also discovers her own distrust in God. Will she find her way to reconciliation? What is authentic and can she trust her heart?

Wiseman develops her characters so that readers truly care about their circumstances. I was invested in finding out how it all resolved! Once I started reading, I couldn't stop!

Beth Wiseman's first novel was best-selling Plain Perfect. (My next read, hopefully!) Beth and her family live in Texas.

This book was provided for review by BookSneeze (Thomas Nelson). The opinions are all mine!


Susie said...

Thanks for the recommendation!

Anna Lefler said...

This is a great review!

Plus, I had no idea there was a category of Amish fiction. Very cool...

:-D Anna