Plain Peace is the sixth book in Beth Wiseman's Daughters of the Promise series. According to Marianne Byler, one of the main characters in this story, a daughter of the promise is "a woman who is on a spiritual journey and discovers new meanings to the the words faith, hope, and love." Those words -- along with forgiveness -- describe most of the themes found in Plain Peace.
In this book, Beth brings together characters from the earlier stories in this series, as well as some from her Land of Canaan series. Having read those earlier books adds some extra interest and understanding to the story, but the book should also work well as a stand-alone.
The characters in Plain Peace struggle with a variety of trials and problems as they try to live under the strict rule of the bishop. Amish and non-Amish alike work through complex relationships and look for resolutions to difficult situations. One of the most fun characters is Marianne, the bishop's wife, whose long-kept secrets provide quite a surprise for her friends and family, especially her no-nonsense husband.
Fans of good Amish fiction should enjoy Beth Wiseman's latest Amish work.
Thanks to Book Sneeze blogging program for providing this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review.
About the Book
Anna loves the grandfather who raised her, but his strict adherence
to the Ordnung is scaring away any boy who might be interested in
her—except newcomer Jacob.
In normal circumstances Anna Byler would have her choice of any of
the young men in her Amish community. But because of the strict rules
enforced by her grandfather, the bishop, the available suitors are
afraid to court her. Then handsome Jacob Hostetler moves to Paradise and
decides Anna is worth the challenge.
Anna sees that the bishop’s legalism is dividing the community and
risking the lives of its members—but her grandfather doesn’t. When she
is forced to deception in order to pursue her dream of marriage and
family with Jacob, Anna feels her own faith slipping. If only she could
get her grandmother to help her stand up to the bishop. But Mammi is
keeping secrets of her own.
Anna wants to honor her grandparents, the two most important people
in her life, but her heart is divided by the rules that guide their
little Amish community and the growing love she has for Jacob. How can
she be true to both?
About the Author
Beth Wiseman is an award-winning and best-selling author who is best
known for her Amish novels, but she is now spreading her wings in other
genres as well. Her two latest releases—Need You Now and The House that Love Built—are
non-Amish contemporaries set in small Texas towns, both of which have
garnished glowing reviews. However, her current project will take
readers far away from Amish Country and small Texas towns to a dangerous
place on the other side of the world. Inspired by a true story, Beth
believes this is the book she’s been working toward for a long time.
More information on this exciting project will be coming soon!
You can learn more about Beth and her books at bethwiseman.com.