Plain Fame

Plain Fame

by Sarah Price

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ISBN-13: 9781503945371
Publisher: Brilliance Publishing
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Series: Plain Fame Series , #1
Pages: 223
Sales rank: 695,557
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

The Preiss family emigrated from Europe in 1705, settling in Pennsylvania as part of the area’s first wave of Mennonite families. Sarah Price has always respected and honored her ancestors through exploration and research about her family’s Anabaptist history and their religion. For over twenty-five years, she has been actively involved in an Amish community in Pennsylvania. The author of over thirty novels, Sarah is finally doing what she always wanted to do: write about the religion and culture that she loves so dearly. For more information, visit her blog at www.sarahprice.com.

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Plain Fame 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
LilacDreams More than 1 year ago
This is a different kind of Amish story. No curmudgeon father, no sewing bees or barn raisings. Instead, a Hip Hop superstar, Cuban-born Alejandro Diaz aka the Viper, gets involved with Amanda Beiler after his limousine hits her in New York City. He stays at the Beiler farm in Lancaster, where he can be himself and avoid the superstar rat race for a few days. Amanda’s falling in love with him, a relationship that can go nowhere. Then he’s recognized and they’re mobbed. The paparazzi camps out at the Beiler farm, making life intolerable for the Amish, the Beilers in particular. This is a wonderful story contrasting the quiet life of the Amish and the worldly life of a famous singer. I received a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Alejandro was a rapper in Cuba, but now lived in Miami. He was on his way to a meeting in NYC, but his limo driver hit an Amish woman named Amanda. This book was very well written. it kept you interested from the first page to the last. Alejandro and Amanda came from two separate worlds but managed a closeness anyways. It was so great to read as they overcame all the twists and turns of the plot. The characters were excellent, as was the story and overall plot. I highly recommend it. **I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review**
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Plain Fame by Sarah Price is the first book in the Plain Fame series. Amanda Beiler (she is twenty) is returning home to Lititz, Pennsylvania from Ohio and decided to explore New York City a little bit. She is crossing the street to purchase some sunglasses (jaywalking) when she is hit by Alejandro Diaz’ limousine. Alejandro is a famous singer (from Cuba), has a bad boy image, and is known as Viper. He knows that he cannot just wait in the limo (bad for image). He gets out and checks on the young lady. Alejandro stays with her until she is transported to the hospital. He finds out that she is Amish (he looks up their culture). He visits her in the hospital and spends time getting to know her. There is an instant connection between the two of them. When Amanda is ready to go home, Alejandro personally escorts her home. He then spends some time on the farm until he is spotted by fans while shopping in a local town. Alejandro knows that it is time to leave before the media descends (though he dislikes leaving Amanda). Unfortunately, the media has taken a shine to Amanda (she has become a celebrity). They camp out at her family farm and the local town. This affects the whole community and makes it difficult for the whole Amish community. The Bishop states that Amanda has to go away. Amanda decides to take her future into her own hands. I enjoyed reading Plain Fame. It is nicely written and easy to read (has a good flow). I liked the characters in the book, though, I did find Amanda to be extremely naïve. Can someone who is twenty years old and Amish really be as naïve as a regular (English) six year old? There are some different settings in the book. It takes us from New York to Pennsylvania to Los Angeles. I give Plain Fame 4 out 5 stars. The book leaves us wondering what will happen to Amanda and we have to wait to find out until the next book. I received a complimentary copy of Plain Fame from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
An innocent walk across a New York City street, with her focus on where she is going and not on where she is, changes her life forever. She is hurt, broken leg, and ends up in a hospital, and the man who feels responsible for the car hitting her, his driver was the one who hit her, comes to her rescue and visits and takes care of this young Amish woman alone in the big city, and ends up driving her home to her Pennsylvania Amish Community. What they don’t seem to understand, as they don’t listen to rap music is that he is a famous individual. He takes to the quiet life as her parents have allowed him to stay in their grandparent’s home, the Dawdi House and he is quickly absorbed in their culture. Once he is discovered staying in this quiet community things can never be the same until he leaves. Then it is found out that our Amanda, the young Amish woman, is now the focus of the press. Will life ever return to the way the Amish want to live, we they continue to be photographed and harassed? You are about to find out once you pick up this quick and interesting, and a bit different book. Love that I have another book in this series to delve into, and I can’t wait! I received this book from the Author Sarah Price, and was not required to give a positive review.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Plain Fame by Sarah Price is the first book in the Plain Fame series. Amanda Beiler (she is twenty) is returning home to Lititz, Pennsylvania from Ohio and decided to explore New York City a little bit. She is crossing the street to purchase some sunglasses (jaywalking) when she is hit by Alejandro Diaz’ limousine. Alejandro is a famous singer (from Cuba), has a bad boy image, and is known as Viper. He knows that he cannot just wait in the limo (bad for image). He gets out and checks on the young lady. Alejandro stays with her until she is transported to the hospital. He finds out that she is Amish (he looks up their culture). He visits her in the hospital and spends time getting to know her. There is an instant connection between the two of them. When Amanda is ready to go home, Alejandro personally escorts her home. He then spends some time on the farm until he is spotted by fans while shopping in a local town. Alejandro knows that it is time to leave before the media descends (though he dislikes leaving Amanda). Unfortunately, the media has taken a shine to Amanda (she has become a celebrity). They camp out at her family farm and the local town. This affects the whole community and makes it difficult for the whole Amish community. The Bishop states that Amanda has to go away. Amanda decides to take her future into her own hands. I enjoyed reading Plain Fame. It is nicely written and easy to read (has a good flow). I liked the characters in the book, though, I did find Amanda to be extremely naïve. Can someone who is twenty years old and Amish really be as naïve as a regular (English) six year old? There are some different settings in the book. It takes us from New York to Pennsylvania to Los Angeles. I give Plain Fame 4 out 5 stars. The book leaves us wondering what will happen to Amanda and we have to wait to find out until the next book. I received a complimentary copy of Plain Fame from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book! Starting on book 2 NOW!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will not put this novel in my favorites category but I did enjoy it.
AnnFromWV More than 1 year ago
Really loved this book, therefore I had to read the trilogy, and loved them all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this series! I didn't want it to end.
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Tina9157 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this first book so much. The developing relationship between Amanda and Alejandro keeps you reading right along, I really didn't want the book to end! She is so innocent and true, and he is from the entertainment world which is nothing like normal life. It is interesting to see how Alejandro shows bits and pieces of his life to Amanda, and to also watch their love grow! Can't wait for the next book !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago