Friday, May 07, 2010

Book Review: Plain Paradise

Plain Paradise (A Daughters of the Promise Novel)
by Beth Wiseman
Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010

Beth Wiseman takes her readers on an enjoyable sojourn back to Lancaster County in "Plain Paradise." The next installment of the "Daughters of the Promise" series lives up to the high standards set by the previous books. Each one in the series features a woman who comes in contact with the Amish community and rediscovers her own faith as a result. Seventeen years ago, Josie's parents forced her to give her daughter up for adoption to an Amish family. Now, faced with a life-threatening illness, her final wish is to reconnect with her long-lost daughter. Linda has never been told she is adopted. Needless to say, the shock is considerable. As she learns more about her mother and her life, she has to make some important decisions about who she is and what matters to her. Her adoptive mother is forced to look inside her heart as well.

This is a great story with elements of romance, medical drama, and faith. Anyone who enjoys the "Amish novel" genre will relish their quality time with this story, whether or not she has read the others in the series. For fans of the series, this is a must-read.

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