Friday, November 15, 2013

Plain Peace By Beth Wiseman

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?
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Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. Her books have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Bestseller List and the CBA (Christian Book Association) Bestseller List. She was a recipient of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011 and 2013, three-time winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, INSPY Award winner, and recipient of the coveted HOLT Medallion. Her first book in the Land of Canaan series--Seek Me With All Your Heart--was selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year. Beth is contracted with HarperCollins Christian Publishing into the year 2015, and she has completed twelve novels and seven novellas to date.

As a former newspaper reporter, Beth was honored by her peers with eleven journalism awards, including first place news writing for The Texas Press Association. She has been a humor columnist for The 1960 Sun in Houston and published articles in various publications. However, writing novels is where her heart is. She left her job as a journalist in 2008 to write novels fulltime.

Beth has a deep affection for the Amish and their simpler way of life, and while she plans to continue writing Amish love stories, she is also branching out into other areas. Her first non-Amish, contemporary--Need You Now--released in April 2012 and landed on the CBA Bestseller List. She enjoyed writing the story based in a town near where she lives, and she chose another small Texas town for her latest non-Amish contemporary--The House that Love Built--which is based in Smithville, the same quaint town where movies such as Hope Floats and Tree of Life were filmed.

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!

Beth and her husband are empty nesters enjoying the country life in Texas with two dogs, two cats, four goats, two potbellied pigs, and a dozen chickens. When she's not writing, she loves to travel, paint, and enjoy time with friends and family. You can find Beth at Fans of Beth Wiseman on Facebook where she interacts with readers or visit to learn more about Beth and her books.

Oh the Simple life...
What a great story of faith. This was a good Amish story with great characters. You can really get into the story and forget all about the world around you. If you have not read the Daughters of Promise series yet, you are missing out.
Beth write about real life her books are about situations that people endure in real life.
This was a 4 star book and I recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. I have several of Beth's books on my must read list but don't have any yet. This looks like another one to go on the list

    Excellent review Mary

    Cathy Weber

    1. Cathy, you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

  2. I love reading her books! This sounds like another great one! Hope I win it! Thnx Mary for the wonderful review!

  3. This sounds like a wonderful book.
    Loved your review.

  4. I've read every book in this series so far but I don't have this one. I'd love to win a copy of Plain Peace. Thanks Mary for your review and giveaway!

    Judy B

  5. Mary, this sound like a wonderful book. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  6. Great review! She is a wonderful and gifted writer. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  7. I haven't read this series, but it certainly sounds good. Thanks for a great review, Mary!

  8. I've been fortunate to have read Beth's other books in this series. I look forward to reading this one as well.

  9. I've been really anxious to win this book. I have bought quite a few of Beth's books and have really enjoyed them. It sounds like I would enjoy this one also. I would love to finally win...I keep trying...

  10. I love this series and really need to read Plain Peace to bring it all full circle! thanks, Mary.

  11. Oh Mary I love Beth and her books. I do have the other 5 of this series. Thanks for the review and chance to win it. Please put my name in. Sure hoping I can win it. Been so long since I've been the winner. GOD bless.
    MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com