Plain Promise

Plain Promise

by Beth Wiseman

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Overview

Sadie Always Believed in God’s Promises. But Can She Really Trust His Heart?

Young Amish widow, Sadie Fisher, leads a simple life in the quiet countryside of Lancaster County selling Amish goods to a steady stream of tourists. Though it is a good life, lately she’s wondered if it is God’s will for her to remain without a husband and a family.

Winters can be brutally cold and lonely in Pennsylvania, so Sadie rejoices when a renter signs up for a three month stay in her guest cottage. But when wealthy, impulsive Englischer Kade Saunders arrives, she isn’t sure she wants him around that long. Sadie feels the stress of the bishop’s watchful eye, expecting her to act in accordance with the Ordnung, the understood behavior by which the Amish live. To complicate things, Kade is soon surprised with sole custody of a child he barely knows—his five-year-old autistic son, Tyler.

Sadie and young Tyler form an immediate connection. As she grows to love and understand this exceptional child, her feelings for Kade grow into something that both terrifies and exhilarates her. And while Kade seems to feel the attraction to her as well, their worlds couldn’t be farther apart.

Sadie must stay true to her Amish roots, but denying the love she feels is impossible. Could it be that God has the improbable in store for Sadie? And will she have the faith to step into a love bigger than she’s ever dreamed possible?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780718030988
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Series: Daughters of the Promise Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 238,716
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bestselling and award-winning author Beth Wiseman has sold over two million books. She is the recipient of the coveted Holt Medallion, a two-time Carol Award winner, and has won the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award three times. Her books have been on various bestseller lists, including CBD, CBA, ECPA, and Publishers Weekly. Beth and her husband are empty nesters enjoying country life in south central Texas. Visit her online at BethWiseman.com; Facebook: AuthorBethWiseman; Twitter: @BethWiseman; Instagram: @bethwisemanauthor.

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Plain Promise (Daughters of the Promise Series #3) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
L dougher More than 1 year ago
I thought this story was far too boring and predictable. I would recommend you save your money.
skstiles612 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
enjoyed this book. It was after I read it that I realized it was the third book in a series. I will definitely have to get the first two and read them. Sadie belongs to the old order Amish. She is a widow and has been writing to Milo, an Amish man in Texas. She waits for his phone call each Tuesday. She thinks and hopes that he is the one God is sending her way. Then her world is turned upside down by the entrance of Kade.. He is trying to get away from the rat race called life. He has rented the small cottage on Sadie¿s property. It has electricity unlike her place. Unfamiliar with the Amish ways he makes several blunders when trying to be friendly to Sadie. The two begin to build a friendship when Kade¿s estranged wife drops their autistic son off so that she can run off and get married. Kade has to adjust to a life with his son Tyler. As time goes on he finds his way back to God and a peacefulness begins to fill his life. His feelings toward Sadie begin to change and his relationship with Tyler changes into something he could only dream about. This story is full of lessons of hope, love and perseverance. The promises that we receive from God if we are only willing to stop, listen and let him guide us. I am finding that I love stories of the Amish. At first I thought it was because I live in an area full of Mennonite and Amish. I finally realized that so much of their lives remind me of my simple upbringing on a farm in Indiana. A time I love to remember. A time that was far from the rat race of life. It was a time in my life when my parents taught me to rely on God for everything. I have so many friends that need to read this book simply because I know that they will love the messages within.
wearylibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sadie Fisher's husband has died and Milo, the man she had been writing to in Texas (and hoping to marry) has told her he is marrying someone else. She decides to rent out the small cottage on her land and gets permission from the Bishop to wire it for electricity in order to rent it to an Englisher. Shortly after Kade moves in, his ex-wife arrives with their young autistic son, Tyler. She tells Kade she is tired and it is time he took some responsibility for his son. She says she will be back eventually to get him. When she is killed in an automobile accident, Kade is 'stuck' with Tyler permanently. He can hardly control his son and, although his ex has given him a notebook full of information on Tyler's likes and dislikes in great detail, Kade has not read it, thinking she is exaggerating. Sadie is falling in love with Kade and Tyler but knows that it is a forbidden love. Will Kade join the Amish faith in order to marry Sadie or will she return to Texas to help him raise his son in the English world?This book is not my favorite of the series. It took awhile to get into the book and it never really grabbed me and held my attention. I finished it mainly because I hate to start a book and not finish it.
mrsjason on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One would think that after a while all Amish stories start to blend together. While that may be the case, the trick is to write a good and unique story to make it stand apart. I think that's what Beth Wiseman has done with her books, because so far I've really enjoyed all of them. Sadie is unique because not only is she a widow, she rents out her cottage (that has electricity!) to an Englisch single man, and she's writing letters to another Amish guy in another state. That's quite a bit of excitement for people who are supposed to be living simple lives.I really thought it was interesting to bring a topic like autism into the Amish world and see how they would react to it. Sadie doesn't really know what exactly is going on (I guess no one in the Amish gets it?) but she does her best to try to comfort Tyler whenever he starts getting antsy. The Bible verse speaking is a bit freaky but it adds to the story very well. To be honest, from the brief interaction we had with her and the way Kade described her, I was not a fan of Tyler's mother and actually quite glad as to what happened to her. I know that sounds terribly sadistic but the way she handled the situation was done very poorly and she should have thought of the consequences better.I did feel that this book did go into the over dramatic side at times with everything that happened in the book. Also the ending was a bit predictable, as I knew exactly what Kade was going to do as soon as I started reading. I think for once it would be interesting to have one spouse remain Amish and the other to stay non-Amish but I guess that would make things too difficult. Overall though, I did like the book. I enjoy this author's style of writing as it is comforting and she does a good job of bringing the characters to life. I'll be looking forward to when the fourth book in the series comes out next year.
canary0 More than 1 year ago
Reading this story,relating to a situation in my life, continues to make me happy to know they're writers aware of issues across custom lines that touch hearts and have answers, Well written love the realism.
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OzarkPeaPod More than 1 year ago
This is another keeper for your Nook Libuary, Great reading and story line
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I have read all 3 of the books in the series and look foward to the 4th. I really like all of them, wonderful, lovable main charcters,and many secondary characters and conflicts.
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LeeFink More than 1 year ago
This book felt like more of a fluff novel than anything. It is a basic love story, except it is centered around an Amish town and main character. Love stories that are unique and fresh can be very exciting. This book is not an example of that. The fact that the plot can be summed up so quickly is disappointing to me. The plot is simple. Man moves to Amish town, Amish girl falls in love with him. Things keep them apart, things bring them together, trials and tribulations, etc. etc. The ending was predictable, which left me disappointed, feeling as if I had wasted my time. I really had hopes for this book. I wanted the characters to develop, and I wanted the story to unfold into something more complex that sucked me in. "Plain Promise" was just like an other love story, and the Amish element did nothing to help this. In fact, I feel like the writing being centered around an Amish character left it somewhat stale. Maybe a different author could have created a more gripping story, but for now I think that Wiseman should find a different genre to write. If you want a simple book to read, I'd recommend "Plain Promise". If you want a book that is gripping and a great read, look elsewhere.
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Deborah_K More than 1 year ago
One would think that after a while all Amish stories start to blend together. While that may be the case, the trick is to write a good and unique story to make it stand apart. I think that's what Beth Wiseman has done with her books, because so far I've really enjoyed all of them. Sadie is unique because not only is she a widow, she rents out her cottage (that has electricity!) to an Englisch single man, and she's writing letters to another Amish guy in another state. That's quite a bit of excitement for people who are supposed to be living simple lives. I really thought it was interesting to bring a topic like autism into the Amish world and see how they would react to it. Sadie doesn't really know what exactly is going on (I guess no one in the Amish gets it?) but she does her best to try to comfort Tyler whenever he starts getting antsy. The Bible verse speaking is a bit freaky but it adds to the story very well. To be honest, from the brief interaction we had with her and the way Kade described her, I was not a fan of Tyler's mother and actually quite glad as to what happened to her. I know that sounds terribly sadistic but the way she handled the situation was done very poorly and she should have thought of the consequences better. I did feel that this book did go into the over dramatic side at times with everything that happened in the book. Also the ending was a bit predictable, as I knew exactly what Kade was going to do as soon as I started reading. I think for once it would be interesting to have one spouse remain Amish and the other to stay non-Amish but I guess that would make things too difficult. Overall though, I did like the book. I enjoy this author's style of writing as it is comforting and she does a good job of bringing the characters to life. I'll be looking forward to when the fourth book in the series comes out next year.
Valarie More than 1 year ago
Beth Wiseman has outdone herself in this book. She has taken Sadie through some tough decisions in this book but allowed her to follow her heart. Sometimes we want things so badly that we forget to listen to our heart and God. Sadie wanted so badly to be married and have a family that she was willing to do anything to make that happen. Corresponding long distance with an amish gentleman from Texas, she thought she had found her future only to find out that she was miserable. How could something that she has waited so long for be the wrong decision? What was wrong with her, Milo was a gut man? Did it have anything to do with the English renter she had rented her cottage to? How could she be falling in love with an Englisher? Could a wealthy englisher give up his life in the outside world for her or could she give up the Amish world for his? This book has a little of everything in it. It was wonderful to learn more about the characters of the first two book and how their lives have continued along. Full of love, romance, and hearbreak.