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jazzyjan94's review against another edition
Plain Proposal is the fifth installment in Beth Wiseman’s Daughters of the Promise series, and while I enjoyed it, it seemed to be missing something that the other books had, but I still haven’t been able to figure out what that is exactly. Also, I want to give a shout out to my amazing fiance who found a copy of Plain Promise at a book store and bought it for me! Thank you for feeding my reading habit!
sheilasamuelson's review against another edition
- Plot- or character-driven? Character
- Strong character development? Yes
- Loveable characters? Yes
- Diverse cast of characters? Yes
- Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes
Another Good Book in this Amish Fiction Series by Beth Wiseman!!
The Characters were fun and enjoyable to read about. Miriam and Shelby were definately my favorite especially since i loved their Cousin Relationship since it reminded me alot of the one i have with My Cousins, Nicola and Leah.
The Setting was beautifully described which made me feel like i was actually in Pennsylvania while reading especially when the scenery was described since my parents and i vacationed in those areas of PA a few years ago.
Overall a Good Book 5 in this Amish Fiction Series!! Can't wait to read more by Beth in the future!!
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wakela's review against another edition
I know that this is a series book and I have not read the other books before this, but it was still great. I didn’t feel lost and the characters were very much alive to me.
I like the fact that some of the situations that Miriam was going through any woman can experience. How many times in our lives have we been in relationships and either our partner wants us to change to suit their whims, they need to choose not to change themselves, or you walk away from each other. Miriam goes through this exact situation. Its hard when you have to make such a life altering decision. And it should never be taken lightly.
Not only do we see this dilemma that Miriam is going through, but several other family dynamics that cause friction as well.
This was a well written book and I will be definitely getting the earlier books in the series.
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pixieauthoress's review against another edition
I did like the message about being able to find peace and a strong faith wherever you are, Amish or English, and I appreciated that they dealt with the issue of Saul's family in a realistic manner. I loved that Saul wanted to be a chef--it was so nice to see an Amish novel breaking down traditional gender constructs!
Honestly, this was a sweet romance with some interesting conflicts, but it didn't blow me away like some of Beth's other novels have. Saul was a well-developed character, but Miriam didn't seem to develop any interests (beside marrying Saul) until the very end of the book. I like a heroine with a bit more spunk who is interested in something besides the hero!
booksforchristiangirls's review against another edition
*Zeb has a drinking problem.
*Kisses; Touches, Embraces, & Noticing (barely-above-not-detailed); Love, falling in love, & the emotions.
blissbooksandjewels's review against another edition
To say that I'm a huge fan of Beth Wiseman would be the understatement of the year. I just cannot get enough of her books! Her books all have simple Amish storylines, but there's something about them that draws me in every single time.
Now, I'm a huge fan of Amish fiction, in general, and have been since Beverly Lewis' first book. I have learned so much about their lifestyle, their beliefs, and their quiet strengths. But the way those characteristics are displayed in a Beth Wiseman book put her in a league of her own. In her last book in this series, I learned that the Amish don't believe in "ministering" to other people, but instead, choose to live their lives as a Christian example to others. That same theme carried over into this book, and blended into the story beautifully. While it's not something that I believe in wholeheartedly, I do understand it from their point of view.
Out of this series, this was the first book that explored one of their own leaving, and possibly choosing an English lifestyle. I was happy to see that change of pace for this series, as there have been a handful of people that have come from the outside world into this strict Amish world. I truthfully didn't know what Saul and Miriam would choose, and I admit that I got frustrated a few times with Miriam's mother and her meddling.
The only thing that didn't seem to fit well with this book was at the very beginning. Unless I completely missed it, Shelby's age was not mentioned until I had gotten well into the story. Initially, her character seemed rather juvenile, and her journal writings didn't seem to match her age of 19. However, as the book progressed, more of her past was revealed, and I knew she couldn't have been the 14- or 15-year-old girl that I first pictured her being.
If you've not read any of the books in the Daughters of the Promise Series, I would highly recommend that you read all 5 of them in order. It's not an absolute must, but it will definitely make for a better reading experience. Beth is also in the middle of a spin-off to this series which is set in Colorado called The Land of Canaan Series. It's first book, Seek Me With All Your Heart, falls right into place between books 4 and 5 of this series, and should be read before reading Plain Proposal, in my opinion.
Confusing enough for ya? It's well worth it, I promise. :o)