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Plain Perfect
     

Plain Perfect

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by Beth Wiseman
 

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Lillian Miller hopes the Plain life will offer her the peace of mind her heart desperately seeks.

Lillian’s first twenty-seven years have been challenging at best. Her decision to get reacquainted with her Amish grandparents in Lancaster County, PA, is an attempt at finding peace in a complicated world. But her plan has a flaw . . . Lillian is

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Lillian Miller hopes the Plain life will offer her the peace of mind her heart desperately seeks.

Lillian’s first twenty-seven years have been challenging at best. Her decision to get reacquainted with her Amish grandparents in Lancaster County, PA, is an attempt at finding peace in a complicated world. But her plan has a flaw . . . Lillian is practicing the Amish lifestyle with no real understanding or relationship with God. And despite her best efforts, complications arise when she takes a fancy to Amish widower Samuel Stoltzfus who has an eleven-year-old son, David.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780718030964
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
10/21/2014
Series:
Daughters of the Promise Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
225,640
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Beth Wiseman is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Daughters of the Promise, Land of Canaan, and Amish Secrets series. While she is best known for her Amish novels, Beth has also written contemporary novels including Need You Now, The House that Love Built, and The Promise.

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Plain Perfect (Daughters of the Promise Series #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
MistyNordyke More than 1 year ago
Lillian has not had a perfect life and she wants to make changes. Lillian is going to go to her grandparents in Lancaster County to visit and maybe stay if the Amish life is for her. Lillian's mother Sarah Jane grew up Amish but made a decision to leave the Amish Community when she became pregnant with Lillian. Lillian has a hard time accepting some of the Amish ways and struggles with them, but her grandmother helps her understand the ways of the Amish. On the day Lillian arrived in Lancaster County she had to walk to her grandparents house, on the way she met Samuel an Amish widower who gives her a ride. Soon you begin to see a new Lillian and her faith growing stronger in the Lord and the the Amish ways. Her and Samuel become closer and things happen to test her and her faith....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shallow characterization, unrealistic plot, immature writing. I love Beverly Lewis, but Beth Wiseman isn't in the same league. There are much better authors in this genre, like those I've recommended.
Deborah_K More than 1 year ago
I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Lancaster County this past summer and finally got to experience what the Amish lifestyle really was about. It was wonderful to see all the books I've read come to life. I was able to fully appreciate and understand everything I had read about the culture. Therefore I was excited when I read this book because I recognized the settings because I had actually been there. This story was really fun to read. I loved learning more about the culture and it was interesting to see Lillian change throughout the book. I felt that the Stoltzfus family were a bit less traditional than most other Old Order Amish families. They didn't seem as strict or condemning as other stories have portrayed families who have lost a child to the "outside world." I also remember reading that they had a recliner in the house. I guess I just had this feeling that the Amish only had wooden furniture and never pictured a lazy boy in the middle of the living room. I was glad that her grandparents did allow her to wear her jeans until she felt comfortable enough to wear Amish clothing. Also loved reading about the food because I absolutely love Amish food. While I really liked this book, I did feel that it seemed to fall in the stereotype that everyone who comes in touch with the Amish suddenly wants to become one. It also bugged me a little that Lillian just assumed she's Amish because it's in her blood. While she may have Amish roots, she was raised "Englisch" so she's not Amish by choice. I wasn't really a fan of Samuel although I did like his son very much. He just came across as very standoffish to me. Overall I really liked the author's style of writing. It was a very refreshing read and it made me eager to read the rest of the books in the series. This is one of those Amish books that I really liked. It doesn't feel like an agenda is being pushed at you. It's more comfort reading than escapist reading this time around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was well written and very entertaining. Kept me interested and wanting to know what happened next. I will read the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A friend recommended this series and I'm so glad that she did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy the Amish stories, this is a good one. I find them difficult since they always center around God, but never mention His Son.
KyCarolyn More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Anonymous 6 months ago
This story was so good! The characters were developed and likeable. The story was well thought out and told wonderfully. If you enjoy Amish stories then you really like this one. esk 12/2016
Anonymous 6 months ago
David calling his dad "pop" - that was ridiculous. Wasted my money on this one and left a bad taste in my brain.
faithsnana More than 1 year ago
In this first book of the Daughters of Promise series we meet Lillian Miller. Lillian is the English granddaughter of Jonas and Irma Rose. Lillian’s mother, Sarah Jane had an affair with an English man when she was a teenager. Pregnant and ashamed, she left home. Lillian needed to get away from Rickie, the man she’d been living with. Because she knew he wouldn’t let her go, she snuck away one day while he was still at work. She barely made it though. While she was in the cab, she saw him coming home. Thank God she had escaped! She vowed she wouldn’t be like her mother going from one abusive relationship to another. Lillian decides the best place for her to escape Rickie is in Amish country so she goes to live with her grandparents for a while. Her life changes in Lancaster County, PA with the help of Jonas, Irma Rose, a young Amish boy named David and David’s father Samuel. You’ll enjoy reading Lillian’s story and you’ll love Jonas and Irma Rose. Jonas is hilarious!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked it, sad towards the end
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I LOVE AMISH BOOKS
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luly68 More than 1 year ago
Beautiful writing, easy to read, very good flowing, and highly inspirational.
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