Thursday, October 19, 2017

A Plain Leaving By Leslie Gould

Gould Offers a New Amish Series in Idyllic Lancaster CountyAt age twenty, Jessica Bachman left her two beloved sisters and her Amish community after clashing with the new bishop about her role in the family and the future of their farm. She tried to convince Silas Kemp, who'd been courting her for two years, to join her, but when he said no, she fled anyway. 

Three years later, she returns home for the first time since leaving Lancaster to attend her father's funeral. Her arrival back revives all sorts of emotions--yearnings and sorrows alike. Jessica knows things will never return to how they were. But in seeing Silas again, she can't help but wonder what might have been.

Struggling to decide where her next step should take her, she learns the story of a Revolutionary War-era ancestor that echoes her own choices. Will Jessica leave her family and community forever, or is there peace and healing and love yet to come.

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Leslie Gould is the best-selling and award-winning author of twenty-five novels. She loves traveling, research, Shakespeare's plays, and church history. She and her husband live in Portland, Oregon and are the parents of four children.

My Thoughts...

This was not your typical Amish fiction book. Well let me say it like this, it was not the same ole story written. This is a fresh story.
Gould has taken it to a whole new level.
An Amish book talking about fracking, on Amish land, you are going to love this book. Wait until you hear the whole story.
I loved Jessica and Amos the most oh and Aunt Suz. 
This was my eye opening Amish book of the year. It has shown me that Amish can be written with new eyes and their are still fresh stories to be read.
So if you have given up on reading Amish books because they are all the same thing rewritten. You have to read A Plain Leaving you will be pleasantly surprised and you will be left wanting more.
I gave this book 5 stars and I HIGHLY recommend this book.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. Oh wow Mary! I want to read this one NOW! This sounds like a wonderful, wonderful book! Thank you!

  2. I love her, I am so happy that she is keeping it fresh and not like other Amish authors doing the same thing over again.

  3. I want to check and see if my library has a copy of this one,

  4. I love the sound of this one. Your review has me wanting to read it really bad.

  5. An Amish book about fracking, I want to read his one myself.

  6. I want to fall into this book this weekend. You made it sound so good in your review.

  7. I love when you rave about a book, it lets me know that it is one I need to run out and buy.

  8. I've heard Leslie's stories are really good and since I do enjoy Amish fiction, I'll have to read something by her to find out for myself :-) Reunion stories are among my top favorite, thanks for the great review Mary! I must check this one out.

  9. Ooh this sounds like a really good one.