A Plain Love Song (New Hope Amish Series #3) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Kelly Irvin, author of the Bliss Creek Amish series, brings the story of the New Hope Amish to a dramatic conclusion in A Plain Love Song.

Adah Knepp wants nothing more than to make music. It’s all she’s ever desired—to sing and play the guitar and write her own songs. That’s a dream that will never come true in the confines of her strict Amish community. But then she meets Jackson Hart, and all of a sudden she finds the chance for a different kind of life. A real stage, a real ...

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A Plain Love Song (New Hope Amish Series #3)

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Overview

Kelly Irvin, author of the Bliss Creek Amish series, brings the story of the New Hope Amish to a dramatic conclusion in A Plain Love Song.

Adah Knepp wants nothing more than to make music. It’s all she’s ever desired—to sing and play the guitar and write her own songs. That’s a dream that will never come true in the confines of her strict Amish community. But then she meets Jackson Hart, and all of a sudden she finds the chance for a different kind of life. A real stage, a real guitar, and a real opportunity to sing her songs to a real audience!

But pursuing her dreams means turning her back on her family and community—and saying goodbye to Matthew, the gentle Amish farmer she can’t get out of her mind. Is it worth giving up the only home she’s ever known to pursue her dreams?

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is one of Kelly Irvin's best books among many good ones."

Susan Karsten

"A Plain Love Song is as lovely as it is heartbreaking. Irvin has made this story so real, and has captured what I can only imagine is the real pain felt by many young people as they try to find their way in life."

Connie Ruggles

"A Plain Love Song is not just an Amish novel. Rather, it is a story that will reach into your heart and your soul. Kelly Irvin has made her characters come alive to touch the lives of all who read her story."

Susan E. Simpson

"Excellent characterization for the hero and heroine as well as secondary characters. Kelly Irvin writes superb Amish stories."

Jo Huddleston

"The storyline is enthralling and kept me turning pages until I was so absorbed in the book, it felt real for me."

Barbara Thompson

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736954990
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2014
  • Series: New Hope Amish Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 41,977
  • File size: 641 KB

Meet the Author

Kelly Irvin is a Kansas native and has been writing professionally for 30 years. She and her husband, Tim, make their home in Texas. They have two children, three cats, and a tankful of fish. A public relations professional, Kelly is also the author of two romantic suspense novels and writes short stories in her spare time. To learn more about her work, visit kellyirvin.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2014

    Ment To Be (Lyrics)

    "My dearest friend, if you don't mind. I'd like to join you by your side. Where we can gaze up at the stars. And sit together. Now and forever. Just you and me. It's really plaon to see. We're simply ment to be."

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  • Posted September 18, 2014

    This book started out like so many other Amish stories I've read

    This book started out like so many other Amish stories I've read. Amish girl gets sidetracked from her faith by an English boy while she's on her rumspringa. However, Ms. Irvin twisted it just a bit and gave Adah an even harder choice, at least in my opinion. She had to choose between her love of music and her family, friends, and her beau. I don't like spoilers, so I won't tell you what happens, but the end of the story fulfilled my expectations of a happily-ever-after.

    I received this book from the publisher/author in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Posted September 1, 2014

    A Plain Love Song is a marvelous book to read. A young Amish wom

    A Plain Love Song is a marvelous book to read. A young Amish woman torn between two worlds and this plot did not disappoint me especially with the twists and turns. The storyline is enthralling and kept me turning pages until I was so absorbed in the book, it felt real for me. The book is well-written and the author is fantastic in details, descriptions, and all the characters. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel and highly recommend it. I loved reading A Plain Love Song and I'm excited to see the next book from Author Kelly Irvin.

    I received a complimentary copy from the author and publisher in exchange for my honest review. This review is one hundred percent my opinion.

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  • Posted July 24, 2014

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    Adah Knepp has a dream to sing and play the guitar. She writes h

    Adah Knepp has a dream to sing and play the guitar. She writes her song lyrics without music. Until she meets Jackson Hart. He introduces Adah to the guitar and teaches her how to play it. She sees the possibility to reach her dream with Jackson. But she can’t keep one foot in her Amish community and be with Matthew, her Amish suitor, and also keep the other foot in her dream world. She must choose and that choice will keep you reading until the end of the book. Excellent characterization for the hero and heroine as well as secondary characters. Kelly Irvin writes superb Amish stories.

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  • Posted July 24, 2014

    I just finished reading A Plain Love Song by Kelly Irvin. I was

    I just finished reading A Plain Love Song by Kelly Irvin. I was super excited to get to read this book as it is the third in The New Hope series and lets me continue on in my relationship with this tight community and group of “friends,” even though I have to continually remind myself they aren’t real people.

    In this book, I was introduced to Adah Kepp as well as Matthew and Molly Troyer. While my desires tend to be the exact opposite of Adah, I still found myself relating to her almost from the beginning. I think her struggle is somewhat universal - torn between her love of a career/passion and the love of her family and faith. I think there is a little bit of Adah in all of us. God made us all to be people of passion. His desire is that we take that passion and give it all to Him first, then allow Him to show us where He wants our passionate pursuits to be used best by Him, in ways that complement our unique talents and interests. However, I think I can say that most of us have, at one point in our lives, taken our passions and run ahead of God, not waiting for His timing, His plan. That I can definitely relate to!

    One of the wonderful things I love about Ms. Irvin’s writing is how she writes men of character. While never perfect, she shows that real men respect and love their wives and children, are involved in family life, and work hard to provide for their families. While showing how seriously men take their role, she also interweaves a softer side, sometimes that only the wife is privileged to experience. That reminds me of the blessing we women are given when we are entrusted with our husband’s hearts - a gift I never want to take for granted. Ms. Irvin has a gift of even painting a realistic portrait of the less than stellar characters in her books. She shows how they may be flawed, quite seriously in some ways, but always redeemable. Just like God looks at us. We have areas of our lives that need to be overhauled, but God always sees us as who we can be, not necessarily who we might represent right now.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and this series. I would highly recommend if you love book series to pick up The Bliss Creek series first and read those three books, then begin reading The New Hope series. You will have six chances to immerse yourself in a great community, meet friends that will stick with you long after the pages are done turning, and gain insight or just reminders of how much our God truly loves His children. I truly think you will be glad you did.

    Thank you, Ms. Irvin. I can’t wait to read what you are writing next. Your books are inspiring, encouraging, challenging, and all around great entertainment with a Godly message interwoven throughout. I really do wish these were real people I could meet someday…

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  • Posted July 17, 2014

    Once in a while you come across a story that sneaks up on you a

    Once in a while you come across a story that sneaks up on you and grabs you by the heart. "A Plain Love Song" was one of those for me. Kelly Irvin has written a compelling story of a young Amish woman who has tarried in her season of indecision for a little too long for her family's liking. Her friend would like to be her beau. Adah would like that too, if it were not for the music that winds through her mind and in her dreams. Then she meets someone who may be able to give a voice to her dreams. How much does she want this?

    "A Plain Love Song" is as lovely as it is heartbreaking. I lived every single moment with Adah. Irvin has made this story so real, and has captured what I can only imagine is the real pain felt by many young people as they try to find their way in life. The Amish face this task with the additional burden of possibly giving up their whole llives as they have ever known it. Their choice depends on how strong their dreams are.

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