Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Book Review: "Plain Pursuit"
Plain Pursuit (Daughters of the Promise, Book 2)
by Beth Wiseman
Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2009
“Plain Pursuit” is Beth Wiseman’s second contribution to the “Daughters of the Promise” series published by Thomas Nelson. This series focuses on different women’s journeys “into an Amish Community where she discovers new meaning to the words faith, hope, and love.” Carley Marek is a reporter whose mother died six months earlier in a tragic car accident, an accident that also left Carley with a life-altering injury. She is trying to cope by pouring herself into her work, but even there she has lost her edge. When her boss insists she take a vacation, she decides to visit her friend Lillian who recently married an Amish man and adopted the Amish way of life. While she is there, she will help reconcile a family torn apart, rediscover some of her own faith, and perhaps find love in the process.
“Plain Pursuit” is an enjoyable novel. Wiseman offers a clear window into life in an Amish community and what it means to be shunned from one. The romance is sweet and fraught with just enough obstacles. It makes for a very pleasant read as well as reflection on what it means to be part of a family.