Friday, April 9, 2010
Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman is one of the Daughters of the Promise novels; earlier this year I read and reviewed Plain Pursuit. Although characters from earlier books do appear in Plain Paradise, it is not essential to have read them since they are not a true series; each book can be enjoyed for its own storyline and characters.
Plain Paradise is the story of Linda, now 17 years old, who was adopted as a newborn by an Amish couple. Mary Ellen and Abe have raised her as their eldest child, never telling her about the adoption. Now Josie, Linda's birth mother, is dying and moves to the area to get to know the daughter she gave up so many years ago. Mary Ellen and Abe tell their daughter the truth of her birth and adoption and support her desire to get to know her birth mother.
Plain Paradise is a story of family, relationships, death, dying, faith, hope and love. It's the story of Linda and her adoptive family, Linda and her birth mom, Josie's relationship with her husband, Linda's relationship with Stephen and so much more. Beth Wiseman is one of my favorite authors of Amish fiction and continues to keep me intrigued with her stories.
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