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A Plain and Simple Heart (Amish of Apple Grove Series #2)

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A Plain and Simple Heart, an exciting new Amish-meets-Wild West adventure from bestselling authors Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith, weaves an entertaining and romantic tale for devoted fans and new readers.

1884—Several years earlier, young Rebecca Switzer lost her heart to Jesse Montgomery, a rugged but dissolute cowboy on a dusty cattle trail near

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A Plain and Simple Heart, an exciting new Amish-meets-Wild West adventure from bestselling authors Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith, weaves an entertaining and romantic tale for devoted fans and new readers.

1884—Several years earlier, young Rebecca Switzer lost her heart to Jesse Montgomery, a rugged but dissolute cowboy on a dusty cattle trail near the Amish settlement of Apple Grove. Now she is grown up, and when she hears one day that he has been spotted nearby, her desire is plain and simple: She must see him.

Sheriff Colin Maddox is counting the days until he can leave law enforcement and follow his dream of starting a church. When a lovely woman, new to town and looking travel weary and a bit lost, gets caught up in the middle of a temperance riot, she is arrested along with the leaders. He can hardly believe she is what she claims—a Plain and simple woman. Nor can he believe how quickly he loses his heart to her. Can Colin convince her to forget Jesse and give him a chance?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A fun book by a dynamic author-duo of Inspirational Western Amish genre. The Amish of Apple Grove series books are plots beyond normal in historical western or Amish genres. It's a bit more raucous than cozy; in an inspiring way. Yes, even some romance shot into the mix."
Alan Daugherty

"This book will get you hooked within the first chapter and you will not want to put it down. It is a fun read just to see what Rebecca will come up with next."
Edna Tollison, edna-myfavoritethings.blogspot.com

"I have not read the first, but I found this one delightful. Who would have thought that the Western-Amish combination would work at all? I guess that's the genius of the two authors... The characters are many and well-developed, as is the story. Just when you think you know what will happen next, the story takes an unexpected turn."
Emily A. Akin, writer, editor, emilyakin.com

"This book contains a pleasant mix of Amish culture and Christian faith that keeps the focus on making godly decisions and trusting Him for guidance. This is a great story both for adults and for teens. I recommend it highly."
Suzanne Williams, Suzanne Williams Photography

"Once again, Copeland and Smith have crafted a wonderful, heartwarming tale of young love that is not your typical Amish romance. The first book in The Amish of Apple Grove series set a high standard for a different kind of Amish tale. A Plain and Simple Heart raises the banner even higher, and does not—for even an instant—disappoint. Can't imagine what the authors will come up with next for Apple Grove, but this reader can't wait to find out. A highly recommended, joy of a read!"
—Delia Latham, author of the Solomon's Gate Series

Library Journal
As a young girl from the Amish community in Apple Grove, Rebecca Switzer fell in love with a cowboy. Four years later. the now-adult Rebecca decides to find the man to whom she lost her heart. She travels to Lawrence, KS, where she gets caught up in a temperance riot. Sheriff Colin Maddox, who wants nothing more than to leave law enforcement and start a church, can't believe that the woman he has just arrested is really Amish. VERDICT This wonderful, character-driven historical novel is full of romance, suspense, and humor. Though it's the second book in the series (The Heart's Frontier), it stands just fine on its own. Cindy Woodsmall fans will enjoy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736947558
Publisher:
Harvest House Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Series:
Amish of Apple Grove Series, #2
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Lori Copeland is the author of more than 100 titles, including A Kiss for Cade and Under the Summer Sky. Her beloved novel Stranded in Paradise is now a Hallmark Channel Original Movie. Her stories have developed a loyal following among her rapidly growing fans in the inspirational market. She lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband, Lance.

Virginia Smith is the bestselling author of more than thirty novels (and counting). Her books have received numerous awards, including two Holt Medallion Awards of Merit. An avid reader with eclectic tastes in fiction, Ginny writes in a variety of styles, from lighthearted relationship stories to breath-snatching suspense. Visit her at www.VirginiaSmith.org.

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