Saturday, March 27, 2010

A review....

A few months ago I told you about this new site I had found that gave bloggers books to read for FREE as long as said blogger agreed to post a review on their site and one other site. I've had my book for a while & just made myself skip a trip to the library so I'd run out of books and read this one. Not that I wasn't looking forward to reading this one I was, I just have this weird library fetish going on LOL!!

I received Plain Pursuit by Beth Wiseman. This is the synopsis from her website.
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.

I was looking forward to reading another book set in Amish country, why this setting has been speaking out to m so much lately I'm not sure. I don't know if it's the fascination of their way of life, the things they do without that the rest of us would simply never think we could do without. Maybe it's the way their faith really comes out, makes me question my faith, whether I'm doing all I should be as a Christian. Or maybe it's the inevitable 'amish' recipes that are always in the back of these books? *Smile* I'm not sure but I'm going to keep reading.

If you want to read a simple, uplifting story, this is it. Follow Carley as she struggles with issues from her own life as she struggles with recent events in her life. As she adjusts to living with Lillian in Amish country, just doing without the everyday things one is used to. To being caught in the middle when Lillian's stepson becomes gravely ill. To learning to live her life again once she returns home. The author has such a way with her words, I could picture myself driving up to that big beautiful farm house, I could smell the homemade bread Carly went on and on about, or hear the cows mooing in the field outside!

As I mentioned I had read some previous books set in Amish country, but it was nice that the author included a small glossary of Amish 'words' in the front of the book for any reader who wanted to verify them.

I absolutely loved this book!! Be warned,  it is part of a series and this is the second one, normally I don't like to read them out of order. I don't think this affected any of the story in this one and I plan to look for the others at my library!

1 comment:

Nordicblogger said...

Thanks for the great review! It sounds like a book I'd also enjoy. It's always nice when you can find a book you love so much that you can recommend it to others.

I also signed up for booksneeze, but I still haven't received my first book from them. I'm starting to wonder if I'll get it at all.