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Plain Promise (Daughters of the Promise Series #3)

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  • Posted January 12, 2011


    I thought this story was far too boring and predictable. I would recommend you save your money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2014

    Close to the heart of today

    Reading this story,relating to a situation in my life, continues to make me happy to know they're writers aware of issues across custom lines that touch hearts and have answers, Well written love the realism.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    Another Keeper

    This is another keeper for your Nook Libuary, Great reading and story line

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2010


    I have read all 3 of the books in the series and look foward to the 4th. I really like all of them, wonderful, lovable main charcters,and many secondary characters and conflicts.

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  • Posted January 12, 2010

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    Mostly Fluff, No Substance

    This book felt like more of a fluff novel than anything.

    It is a basic love story, except it is centered around an Amish town and main character. Love stories that are unique and fresh can be very exciting. This book is not an example of that.

    The fact that the plot can be summed up so quickly is disappointing to me.
    The plot is simple. Man moves to Amish town, Amish girl falls in love with him. Things keep them apart, things bring them together, trials and tribulations, etc. etc.

    The ending was predictable, which left me disappointed, feeling as if I had wasted my time.

    I really had hopes for this book. I wanted the characters to develop, and I wanted the story to unfold into something more complex that sucked me in.

    "Plain Promise" was just like an other love story, and the Amish element did nothing to help this. In fact, I feel like the writing being centered around an Amish character left it somewhat stale. Maybe a different author could have created a more gripping story, but for now I think that Wiseman should find a different genre to write.

    If you want a simple book to read, I'd recommend "Plain Promise". If you want a book that is gripping and a great read, look elsewhere.

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  • Posted November 13, 2009

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    Wonderful plain story

    One would think that after a while all Amish stories start to blend together. While that may be the case, the trick is to write a good and unique story to make it stand apart. I think that's what Beth Wiseman has done with her books, because so far I've really enjoyed all of them. Sadie is unique because not only is she a widow, she rents out her cottage (that has electricity!) to an Englisch single man, and she's writing letters to another Amish guy in another state. That's quite a bit of excitement for people who are supposed to be living simple lives.

    I really thought it was interesting to bring a topic like autism into the Amish world and see how they would react to it. Sadie doesn't really know what exactly is going on (I guess no one in the Amish gets it?) but she does her best to try to comfort Tyler whenever he starts getting antsy. The Bible verse speaking is a bit freaky but it adds to the story very well. To be honest, from the brief interaction we had with her and the way Kade described her, I was not a fan of Tyler's mother and actually quite glad as to what happened to her. I know that sounds terribly sadistic but the way she handled the situation was done very poorly and she should have thought of the consequences better.

    I did feel that this book did go into the over dramatic side at times with everything that happened in the book. Also the ending was a bit predictable, as I knew exactly what Kade was going to do as soon as I started reading. I think for once it would be interesting to have one spouse remain Amish and the other to stay non-Amish but I guess that would make things too difficult. Overall though, I did like the book. I enjoy this author's style of writing as it is comforting and she does a good job of bringing the characters to life. I'll be looking forward to when the fourth book in the series comes out next year.

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  • Posted November 9, 2009

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    Beth Wiseman has outdone herself in this book. She has taken Sadie through some tough decisions in this book but allowed her to follow her heart. Sometimes we want things so badly that we forget to listen to our heart and God. Sadie wanted so badly to be married and have a family that she was willing to do anything to make that happen. Corresponding long distance with an amish gentleman from Texas, she thought she had found her future only to find out that she was miserable. How could something that she has waited so long for be the wrong decision? What was wrong with her, Milo was a gut man? Did it have anything to do with the English renter she had rented her cottage to? How could she be falling in love with an Englisher? Could a wealthy englisher give up his life in the outside world for her or could she give up the Amish world for his?
    This book has a little of everything in it. It was wonderful to learn more about the characters of the first two book and how their lives have continued along. Full of love, romance, and hearbreak.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2009

    Mediocre at best

    It seems that Mrs. Wiseman has lost some of the luster her first two books had. The long awaited story for Sadie was anticlimactic at best. While the story moved forward it was lacking the vivaciousness of her first two books.
    The story lacked the spiritual journey her first two books had. While one character was searching for God and another was questioning Gods plan, it just seemed to be sadly lacking.
    I can only hope that her next book will have a more balanced story of only the two main characters and not the whole Order.
    Over all i give it only 2 stars out of 5. Worth reading it at the bookstore sitting area, but not for buying.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2009

    An Amish Romance with many twists and turns... and even a few recipes!!

    This is book is a part of the Daughters of the Promise Novel series.

    Sadie Fisher is a widow living in Lancaster County, but is faced with many challenges. Her wish is that someone will rent her cottage, but when a bishop moves in things begin to get complicated. Not only does she feel the pressure of having to abide by the Amish rules and ways in his presence, but things take yet another twist when he finds out he has custody of a young autistic son that he does not have a close relationship with!

    The book has many unexpected twists and turns, with a fun romantic story weaved throughout. I highly recommend it! You'll even get to enjoy a few traditional Amish recipes tucked away in the back of the book!!

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  • Posted September 17, 2009

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    Plain Promise by Beth Wiseman, published by Thomas Nelson

    Plain Promise by Beth Wiseman,Publisher Thoman Nelson reviewed by A. Fulwood

    Plain Promise is a story of a young Amish widow named Sadie who is trying to rebuild her life after the sudden death of her husband. She has a suitor she has yet to meet face to face. They court each other through letters and Sadie hopes to marry him one day. She spends her days working her small farm and running her shop hoping for the day they will wed. Never seeing how the best laid plans can go astray.

    Normally I am not a big fan of romance but I couldn't resist the tender way Ms. Wiseman unfolded this story. It drew me in and kept me cheering for a happy ending for Sadie.

    The author took her time and didn't take the straight road to romance. I must admit I felt the sting and disappointment of her lead character Sadie when all her hopes for the future seemed to be dashed yet again. Sadie's strong commitment to her faith kept her grounded as she cried out to know the will of God.

    Beth Wiseman made the Amish community and their simple life a joy to behold. It is a reminder that God should be the center of our lives.

    The book is descriptive, imaginative and at times humorous. I enjoyed the time I spent in Lancaster County and look forward to reading other books by this gifted author.

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  • Posted September 16, 2009

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    Plain Promise

    Plain Promise
    A Daughters of the Promise Novel
    Beth Wiseman
    Thomas Nelson

    Reviewed by Cindy Loven

    Sadie Fisher is tired. Tired of being alone, tired of having to take care of her farm alone. A young widow for four years, Sadie is lonely, wanting to be loved, and to give love to a husband and a family. After two years of writing letters and phone calls with Milo, an Amish man from Texas, Sadie is feeling perhaps the time is coming for her dreams to be fulfilled.

    Kade Saunders is burned out. Being a successful, rich building contractor has opened him up to people using him for their own personal gain. After a failed marriage, and failing in the dating world, he is just looking for some peace and quiet in his life.

    Two people as different as day and night, and they find themselves extremely attracted to one another. How will this ever work out? Sadie is Amish, and Kade is an Englischer. A divorced Englischer, whose ex-wife suddenly brings his autistic son to live with him, while she finds her way. Then there is Milo, the young Amish man from Texas who has been writing to Sadie for a couple of years, he finally comes to Lancaster County to meet her. Will Sadie end up with love in her life? Who will it be?

    Plain Promise is a book that will guarantee to keep your interest. An Amish story, that is well written, with believable characters and a wonderful story line. While it is a familiar story line for Amish books, Beth Wiseman has a writing style that grabs your attention, and that makes these people seem like your best friends. You will laugh and cry, as they find their way. Find their way, where? Read the book! No spoilers here! Group discussion questions at the end of the book, along with some Amish recipes. 336 pages $14.99 US

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  • Posted September 16, 2009

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    Plain Promise by Beth Wiseman

    I am a fan of Beth Wiseman's writing and Plain Promise is wonderful!

    Sadie Fisher is a young widow living in a wonderful Amish community where the community is so loyal to take care of her. Her friends help her at her shop where she sells handmade Amish goods to tourists. They bring her fresh meat and vegetables from their own supplies. They also helped her fix up a guest cottage so she could rent it out to the Englisch for extra income.

    Through letters Sadie gets to know an Amish man from Texas who is a widower. They are both Amish and both understand the loss of a spouse and have so much in common. Sadie waits for him to come visit and she prays he will be the one for her.

    Then Sadie gets a new renter in the guest cottage. Kade Saunders, a successful businessman from California, took the advice of his friends and decided to get away from everything for a while and unwind. His vacation doesn't turn out as planned when he suddenly gets custody of his 5 year old autistic son, Tyler, that he barely even knows. Tyler and Sadie have a connection and she finds herself drawn more and more into a relationship with Kade and his son. But, they are Englisch and she is Amish. She isn't even sure it's proper to have a friendship with him, let alone anything more.

    I loved the characers in this story. Sadie is so sweet and kind, and I'm drawn in by the struggle with Kade who loves his son but doesn't know how to relate to this special needs child, especially when he hasn't even seen him in so long. And to have it just thrust upon him causes is a real trial for both of them.

    This is a beautiful story that will draw you in from the start. You won't want to put it down until you get to the end, and then you hate for it to end. This is book 3 in her Daughters of Promise series, and I highly recommend the whole series, but this book can be read on its own and you will really enjoy it!

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

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    Plain Promise

    Plain Promise by Beth Wiseman is the story of Sadie Fisher, an Amish widow who rents out her guest cottage to visitors and runs a small shop with other Amish women. During the cold winter, millionaire Kade Sanders decides to rent the cottage for three months. Unaware of Amish traditions he often puts Sadie into situations that would be called innappropriate by Sadie's people.
    When Kade's ex-wife shows up with his autistic son, Tyler, and the news that she's getting married, Kade is frantic. He doesn't know how to take care of Tyler. So, of course, Sadie begins to make friendly visits to the cottage to help with Tyler. Sadie is scared by Kade's behavior towards her, especially when he makes physical advances on her such as a kiss on the cheek. When Sadie asks him to stop, he pretty much says "Why? What's wrong with it?"
    The author comes up with a lot more excuses for them to be alone, such as a snowed in cabin or going to help with Tyler. Although it never goes farther than a hug or a kiss, this is just a regular love story with some things omitted that go "too far" and some God sprinkled in. Kade eventually gives up his job that made him a millionaire and becomes Amish and Sadie moves back from Texas after deciding that the Amish man Milo, who she's been in a long-distance relationship for over two years, is not right for her. Kade and Sadie get married, but not before your typical "I thought you loved me!" routine comes up, not really a good story to base your life on. Your basic "Christian" love story.

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  • Posted July 7, 2009

    A Masterpiece!

    Plain Promise is Beth Wiseman's masterpiece. It's the story of two unlikely friends' journey toward faith and love. This heart-warming novel brings readers hope and paints a beautiful, authentic portrait of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Her characters are so real that they feel like old friends. Once you open the book, you won't put it down until you've reached the last page.

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