Plain Peace

Plain Peace

A Daughters of Promise book.

Anna’s grandfather seems determined to ruin her Rumspringa . . . and any hopes she has of finding a husband.

Anna Byler should be enjoying her Rumspringa as allowed by her faith. But because of the strict rules enforced by her grandfather—the bishop—the available suitors in town are afraid to court her. Even Anna’s grandmother is keeping a big secret from Anna’s grandfather in an effort to keep the peace. Under her grandfather’s oppressive watch, Anna begins to feel her faith slipping and wonders if God has forsaken her.

Jacob Hostetler and his family have relocated to Lancaster County following a family tragedy in Ohio. As his family struggles to rebuild their lives, Jacob is forced to act as head of the household when his father is unable to cope with recent events. It’s been a long time since Jacob has felt any joy. Until he meets Anna Byler. But will Anna’s grandfather succeed at keeping them apart? And can Jacob put the past behind him and open his heart?

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  • I especially liked the two main characters—Anna and Jacob. They’re each caught between feelings of loyalty toward their family and the desire for things to change. On the cusp of adulthood, they must figure out how to determine the two. I thoroughly enjoyed Plain Peace and heartily recommend it!

  • I am a fan of Amish fiction as well as this series so I was happy to pick this book up. I also enjoy reading about Rumspringa as I find that part of the culture very interesting. I found myself feeling bad for Anna as everyone was grandfather was so strict that everyone was afraid to court her. But Anna’s grandmother was helping her keep a big secret. Jacob was a very strong person the become head of his household while young when his father is unable to. I enjoyed getting to know these characters and in doing so you become friends with the and find yourself wanting to help out. I think Beth did a good job of continuing on with this series.

  • Plain Peace concludes her Daughters of the Promise series, and I enjoyed returning to Paradise, Pennsylvania to read the story of Anna and Jacob. Wiseman’s Amish novels always have a unique spin to them and this one is no different. . . .Endearing characters touched my heart in this tale that transcends genres and demonstrates the commonality of life’s challenges.

  • This was a book I was not sure I would enjoy, but I was pleasantly surprised by it. Unfortunately for me it was the final book in the Daughters of the Promise series. But even though it was the last in a series, it stood alone very well. I enjoyed learning all about Rumspringa. I have lived near the Amish most of my life, but never really knew about this practice in their culture. it was quite interesting to learn about.

    The characters were people you wanted to know more about. Beth has a way of drawing you into the lives of here characters and you just care about everything that happens to them. The story that develops between Anna and Jacob grabs your heat and you can’t wait to find out what happens.

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