Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Plain Man By Mary Ellis

Bestselling author Mary Ellis offers an engaging new standalone Amish romance about a prodigal seeking to find his way home.
Though Caleb Beachy lived in the Englisch world for some years, he is a Plain man at heart. When he decides to return to the Amish lifestyle, he moves back home and goes to work for his father. Soon these two strong-willed men find themselves at odds. Caleb discovers there's more to embracing his faith and reconnecting with the community than merely driving a horse and buggy and giving up Levis.
Josie Yoder was just a girl when he left. All grown up now, she gives Caleb hope for the future. She soothes his frayed temper and is determined to remind him that while his faith may have wavered, God never left his side. Caleb is tempted to return Josie's feelings, but the choices he made while away are a heavy burden on his conscience. Will past mistakes end up destroying their fledgling romance? Or will she be able to break through the wall around his heart?
A Plain Man is more than just a sweet romance centered in Amish beliefs. It's the ever-fresh story of a wounded heart finding joy, health, and healing in God's infinite grace.


Mary Ellis grew up close to the Amish where she loved their peaceful agrarian lifestyle and strong sense of Christian community. She and her husband now live by the largest population of Old Order in the country where they take weekend trips to research her books. Mary enjoys reading, traveling, gardening, bicycling and swimming. Before "retiring" to write full-time, Mary taught Middle School and worked as a sales rep for Hershey Chocolate--a job with amazingly sweet fringe benefits. Living in Harmony, book one of her last series won the 2012 Lime Award for Excellence in Amish Fiction. Book two, Love Comes to Paradise, won the 2013 Lime Award. Her debut Christian book, A Widow's Hope, was a finalist for the 2010 ACFW Carol Awards. She is currently working on a three-book historical romance series set during the Civil War. The Quaker and the Rebel released in January, 2014. She can be found on the web at:
blog: www.maryeellis.wordpress.com

I hate to say this, I know what you all are thinking right now she is not going to say she did not Like Mary's latest book. NO I am not I LOVED it. I could not put this book down but I have to say this is not a book that you can read over a week or at a Doctors office where you never know when they are going to call you back. You have to read this book in one sitting because it is fantastic. The characters are like your family, they are so loveable.
I gave this book 5 stars two times. Mary can not write anything but 5 star books. She has a gift from above. Her words and her passion for the Amish just draw you right in from the very first page to the last page.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.


  1. Loved your review, Mary. Ü
    Mary Ellis has a special talent for captivating her readers. Sounds like that's exactly what she did for you, Mary.

  2. Thanks for a great review Mary. I would love, love, love to read this book since you gave a five star rating two times over! Again, thanks! Hope I win it!

  3. Well it seems that you loved this book.I will have to go get a copy per your recommendation. Thank you Mary for all your hard work.

  4. Loved your review Mary! Of course how could you have gone wrong with one of Mary's great reads! I am a big fan of Mary Ellis!

    Judy B

  5. Thank you for a great review, Mary! Mary is a dandy and it sounds like this book is one too.

  6. Mary thanks for a great review.I am looking forward to reading A Plain Man By Mary Ellis.

  7. Thanks Mary for your kind words! I hardly think my writing is worthy of such accolades, but I do appreciate your positive support. May God continue to bless you and yours!

  8. Great review!

  9. Awesome review Mary. This book sounds so awesome.

  10. Thanks mary. What a great grade for this book of hers. She is going to love you. I wish I could have a lot of her books. Wish I could read fast like so many of you. I would have to stop so I could sleep at some point. But I know what you mean. Been there with many books. Please put my name in. Maybe I will get lucky tho I haven't been in ages. God bless you Mary. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  11. Sound like a Awesome book ,anything reminding us that God never leaves us is AWESOME Blessings ,DanaGirl