Sunday, July 5, 2009

Plain Pursuit by Beth Wiseman

About Plain Pursuit:

When Carley Marek takes a hiatus from her job, she leaves Texas and visits her friend, Lillian, in Amish Country, Pennsylvania. Carley isn't there long when she meets Lillian's charming-but shunned-brother-inlaw, Dr. Noah Stoltzfus.

When Lillian's stepson is stricken with a life-threatening disease, Noah is forbidden to intervene, but he resolves to do whatever it takes to save the boy's life. Carley finds herself caught in the middle of her feelings for Noah and her loyalty to Lillian. And to further complicate matters, everyone around her is talking about God--a God she doesn't know and who appears to be punishing her for her past mistakes.

When her hiatus is up, Carley must make a life-changing decision: stay and face the path that is set before her, or flee and leave the only love she's ever known.

My thoughts:

I was quite impressed with the first book in this series, Plain Perfect, and was anxious to see where Beth Wiseman would go with this next book. She doesn't disappoint with another strong story full of characters you yourself would enjoy knowing (Noah and David were my favorites); an emotionally intense journey through an Amish family's struggle with shunning and the consequences thereof; and a conclusion, that while a bit predictable, was still satisfying. I am looking forward to reading the third book (Plain Promise) when it releases in September.

Be sure to check out Beth Wiseman's website.

See my thoughts on Plain Perfect (Book 1) here.

Stay tuned for the third book in the series, Plain Promise, due out in September 2009.

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