Monday, March 14, 2011

"Plain Proposal" by, Beth Wiseman

I had a chance to review the book “Plain Proposal” by Beth Wiseman. This book follows the life of a teenage Amish girl named Miriam Raber living in Lancaster County. She has always had her eyes set on Saul Fisher, a teenage Amish boy in her same community, but is torn when she must decide whether to continue with the dream of marrying Saul and possibly leaving the only life that she has ever known, or staying in the community and perhaps losing Saul forever. Her cousin, Shelby, is sent to stay at her family’s house for the summer and she helps her to renew her faith in God and family. This is a wonderful love story full of hope and insight into the lives of the Amish community.

This was a great book that allowed me to understand more about the ways of the Amish and their strong sense of community. I am very interested in reading more of Beth Wiseman’s books and would highly recommend this book to anyone that likes a good Christian romance novel and wants to learn more about the Amish community. I received a free copy of this book for an honest review through the publishers at

Friday, March 11, 2011

"When the Heart Cries" by, Cindy Woodsmall

This novel entitled “When the Heart Cries” is a fictional story by Cindy Woodsmall. This is the first book in the “Sisters of the Quilt” book series of three. This story is about the life of an Old Order Amish teenage girl, Hannah, who faces many overwhelmingly difficult trials yet even through the trials she learns to trust God and comes into a personal relationship with him, in which she never realized was possible.

This book was excellent! It did teach me a lot about the Old Order Amish culture that I was unaware of. This book focuses on seeing the good things even in difficult and bad situations which is always a good lesson for me to remember. It left me wanting to jump up and get the next book in the series to find out what happens to Hannah. I would highly recommend this book to any avid fiction reader. I received a free copy of this book for an honest review through Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers.