Plain Paradise (Daughters of the Promise Series #4)

Plain Paradise (Daughters of the Promise Series #4)

by Beth Wiseman
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Plain Paradise (Daughters of the Promise Series #4) by Beth Wiseman

Josephine will discover more than she bargained for as her world collides with the Plain people of Lancaster County.

Josephine Dronberger was a scared teenager when she left her baby in the care of an Old Order Amish couple. But seventeen years have passed and Josie longs to reconnect with her daughter.

Linda—as the couple named the child—is promised to Stephen Ebersol, the bishop’s grandson. They plan to marry in the fall. When her birth mother comes to Paradise, Linda is drawn to a world she’s never known. Will the direction she’s been heading since birth be suddenly derailed, and who will stand by her convictions—mother or daughter?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595548238
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 03/30/2010
Series: Daughters of the Promise Series , #4
Edition description: Original
Pages: 313
Sales rank: 528,401
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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 Paradise (Daughters of the Promise Series #4) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
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Another great book by Beth Wiseman. Had a very hard time laying it down and could not wait to pick it back up.
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anniea More than 1 year ago
Beth Wiseman writes all her books from the heart. Her love for writing is always evident in all her books. This book is another great example of her love for writing and the Amish culture. The only bad thing about her books is that I love them so much I cannot put them down and I read them too fast. Thanks Beth for another great book. Can't wait for the next!
tiggerdaisy More than 1 year ago
Beth Wiseman's latest release, Plain Paradise, is a winner! Beth's story of a mother trying to connect with a daughter the same age she was when she was forced to give her to an Amish couple, Abe and Mary Ellen, seventeen years earlier. The book is full of twists and spins that make it hard to put down--you just want to keep reading until you reach the last page! Also included in the back of this book is a few Amish recipes sure to delight any cook's soul! I know it did mine! With the end of this book, it seems that there will be a new spin-off located in Canaan, Colorado and I can't wait to see what Beth offers up in that series. Great job, Beth! This book was provided free by Thomas Nelson Publishing's BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program in exchange for my honest review.
caityjae More than 1 year ago
i was never much into fiction, Christian or otherwise, in my adult life. i happened to pick up a book by Beth Wiseman from our local Dollar General, Plain Promise, and took it home to read. this was the start of my love for her writing of the Amish life. as i read her books, i am carried away to a place of simplicity and peace. i can identify so closely with the characters, and soon feel that i am really in their midst and a part of their community. finishing a book is almost a sadness, as it feels like saying good-bye, until the next visit comes with the next book. this is a wonderful series, and has added so much to my own life. this fourth book, Plain Paradise, has opened feelings in me that i have put in the back of my mind for too long. i am sad that my time with this series has come to an end, but as long as i have the books, i can revisit any time i want.
akshumaker More than 1 year ago
This was a very quick read for me (3 days actually). I love reading Amish fiction and always dream about what life would be like growing up and living in an Amish community. Plain Paradise is a story about a mother from the "Englisher" world who has a terminal tumor wanting to get to know the daughter that she was forced to give up at birth to an Amish couple. After returning, she finds her daughter happy and loved by the Amish parents who raised her. We watch as both families struggle with her return and her illness as God becomes present in the situation. Throughout the book, you slowly get to know the characters though most are vague beyond the main characters. I never felt I really rooted for someone or that I leaned in a certain direction, as I usually do with other books. I had a hard time relating to any of the story line. The start of the book was slow due to outlining everything that was happening and foundation for what would happen. The story line was very predictable and wrapped up to way quickly. Though this was a good book, it felt that you were entering a middle part of a series or a book that was thrown together quickly. I would recommend it to someone who loves reading Amish fiction or who wanted a quick read. I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
KC2010 More than 1 year ago
I chose to read this book because I was curious about why Amish novels are the 'big thing' right now. I personally know Amish people, and I was curious to see how they were depicted and what type of story lines could be written around such a quiet, spiritual people. Plain Promise is a 'Daughters of Promise Novel' which the book states, "focuses on one woman and her journey into the Amish Community". This book is about the relationship between an Amish girl, Linda, and her English mother, Josie. Josie comes back to the small Amish community seventeen years after giving her daughter up for adoption to an Amish couple. The story entails the emotions felt by all sides, Linda, Josie, and Josie's adoptive parents. While new relationships are being forged, old relationships are being put to the test. It is a story about change and hope. The book focuses mostly on the Amish and their way of life, interjecting some of the German vocabulary into the story (don't worry; there is a dictionary of the words used). It explains how the Amish live simple lives of faith and how family is the most important thing to them. I was very eager to read this book because it is set in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and I have family there. My family is friends with Amish people, and I have spent time in their home and observed their culture firsthand. Most of what the author wrote is true of the Amish. The only thing that I found to be different is that the author has the characters using German words when speaking with non-Amish people, and from my experiences, they do not do that, the will only speak German to each other. Other than that, what is depicted in the book is true. I enjoyed reading this book. It was written well, and the story was moving and touching. The story was wonderful and it definitely flowed well and was an overall good read. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fiction that is heartwarming and wholesome. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
HeathersStitches More than 1 year ago
Josephine will discover more than she bargained for as her world collides with the Plain people of Lancaster County. Josephine Dronberger was a scared teenager when she left her baby in the care of an Old Order Amish couple. But seventeen years have passed and Josie longs to reconnect with her daughter. Linda-as the couple named the child-is promised to Stephen Ebersol, the bishop's grandson. They plan to marry in the fall. When her birth mother comes to Paradise, Linda is drawn to a world she's never known. Will the direction she's been heading since birth be suddenly derailed, and who will stand by her convictions-mother or daughter? I read this book only to realize that I have yet to read the book before this one, Plain Promise. I was pleased to realize that you need not read these books in order to understand what is happening. I enjoyed this book since it had me guessing till the end, simply a miracle happened almost at the very last chapter and I was afraid that it wouldn't happen. Simply an enjoyable book. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
debbietosch More than 1 year ago
This plus all the other plain series book are great book to read. I like the way it shows the faith that they have even though they run into things they don't know how they will turn out. They may still worry but down in there hearts they know that all will work out for the good of God. This is a must read book
carajessrj More than 1 year ago
as always beth brings you into the life of the amish and makes you feel like you are sitting right there at the table with all of them. her writing is awesome, if you want a book you cant put down this is the one
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LovenGod More than 1 year ago
Linda Huyard is nearly 18, her life is good, she is in love with Stephen, the bishop's grandson, and is sure he is soon to propose. However there is a secret past lurking and it somehow involves a beautiful English woman she has seen in town. This English woman, Josie, showed up at her home and for some reason Linda's Mamm is highly upset. What is going on? Linda doesn't realize her life is fixing to change. Old family friend, Jonas Miller (we met him in an earlier Daughters of Promise book) is ill, he has cancer and it is looking like the time is near. Linda is very upset, Jonas has been such a dear friend, it will be very hard to loose this dear man. Yes life is changing for Linda, her life will be turned upside down, will she hold on to her faith, or will she walk away into the English world that seems to draw on her so hard? Beth Wiseman is a wonderful author and has brought us another great book. 312 pages $14.99 US 5 stars This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.
sista More than 1 year ago
Just when you think they cant get any better out comes Plain Paradise. I had a hard time putting this book down and once I finished it I wanted more. I loved the letter in the back from Beth it was so touching and personal. A feeling of peace is overwhelming when you are reading Plain Paradise. I would recommend this series Daughters of the Promise to all ages. Keep them coming Beth.