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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Plain Paradise
  • Beth Wiseman
  • English
  • 06 July 2019
  • 1595548238

10 thoughts on “Plain Paradise

  1. says:

    Linda s simple Amish life seemed like paradise until she found out the secret that her family had been hiding from her since birth Josie was just a frightened teenager when she gave her baby daughter up for the Old Order Amish couple to adopt Seventeen long years have passed since then and one thing hasn t changed Josie still has an intense, heartfelt desire to connect the daughter she gave up The problem is that Linda has no idea that Josie even exists She s completely happy with her life Linda s simple Amish life seemed like paradise until she found out the secret that her family had been hiding from her since birth Josie was just a frightened teenager when she gave her baby daughter up for the Old Order Amish couple to adopt Seventeen long years have passed since then and one thing hasn t changed Josie still has an intense, heartfelt desire to connect the daughter she gave up The problem is that Linda has no idea that Josie even exists She s completely happy with her life among the Amish community The Bishop s grandson, Stephen, is courting her And, Linda hopes that he will propose very soon When her birth mother comes into the picture, Linda can t help but be drawn to Josie s world, the world she would have been living in if she hadn t been given up for adoption Meanwhile, her adoptive parents and her beau are all wondering how Josie s interruption into their lives could possibly be part of God s will Linda longs to have a relationship with her birth mother and get to know her better but doesn t want her relationships with her parents and the rest of her community to suffer As she forges new relationships, and her old relationships are put to the test, nothing will ever be the same in any of their lives As she learnsabout who she is and where she comes from, Linda learns who s daughter she truly is And, as only God can do, somethingbeautiful andpowerful than anything they could have imagined is forged I think this may be one of my favorite books in the Daughters of the Promise series I found myself particularly relating to what Linda, Mary Beth, and Josie were all going through Beth Wiseman did an excellent job of really showing each of their unique points of view I could see how hard it would be for Mary Beth to stand back and watch as Linda got to know her birth mother, and the world that her birth mother lives in, all the while wondering if she may lose her beloved daughter I could also see things from Josie s point of view She hadn t really wanted to put her baby up for adoption She just didn t see any other options And, this really colored her relationships with her parents and with God I think Linda really had the most to deal with, though She didn t know she was adopted until Josie came back into the picture That had to be really difficult to learn In addition to enjoying the storyline, I really loved getting to seeof my favorite characters from the previous books, as well as the additions of new ones I m really enjoying this series and am glad there are a fewbooks


  2. says:

    When do you tell your daughter she is adopted And what happens if you somehow never get around to it Your daughter is now seventeen years old, when, without warning, her birth mother shows up on your doorstep Then, to complicate matters, you are Amish, the birth mother is English, and your daughter is in her rumschpringe, or period of running around These are only some of the conflicts that Beth Wiseman presents in Plain Paradise, the fourth installment in the Daughters of the Promise seri When do you tell your daughter she is adopted And what happens if you somehow never get around to it Your daughter is now seventeen years old, when, without warning, her birth mother shows up on your doorstep Then, to complicate matters, you are Amish, the birth mother is English, and your daughter is in her rumschpringe, or period of running around These are only some of the conflicts that Beth Wiseman presents in Plain Paradise, the fourth installment in the Daughters of the Promise series A coming of age story, this story will appeal to a multitude of readers One of the exciting developments for those following the series is the introduction of a new Amish series, Land of Canaan What breaks up this tight knit community and who moves on to the Land of Canaan Perhaps these questions will be answered in Plain Proposal, the next novel in the series


  3. says:

    Another wonderful book in the series Now after this one I suggest starting the Land of Canaan series so before starting book 5 in this series so you can see what happens with all the characters


  4. says:

    BOOK OVERVIEW Linda s Amish life seemed like paradise Until she found out her family had been hiding a secret since the day of her birth Josie was just a frightened teenager when she left her baby in the care of an Old Order Amish couple in Lancaster County Since then, seventeen years have passed and while much has changed, one thing hasn t Josie still longs to reconnect with her daughter Linda But Linda is unaware of Josie and living an idyllic life within the Amish community The bishop s BOOK OVERVIEW Linda s Amish life seemed like paradise Until she found out her family had been hiding a secret since the day of her birth Josie was just a frightened teenager when she left her baby in the care of an Old Order Amish couple in Lancaster County Since then, seventeen years have passed and while much has changed, one thing hasn t Josie still longs to reconnect with her daughter Linda But Linda is unaware of Josie and living an idyllic life within the Amish community The bishop s grandson, Stephen, is courting her and she hopes that he will propose soon When her birth mother comes to Paradise, Linda finds herself unexpectedly drawn to Josie s world Meanwhile, her adoptive parents and her Amish beau are trying to understand how this interruption in Linda s life could possibly be God s will As new relationships begin and old ones are tested, no one s life will remain the same In the process of losing and letting go Linda realizes whose daughter she really is And as only God can do, somethingpowerful and farbeautiful is forged within the Daughters of the Promise community hope.MY REVIEW Plain Paradise is a riveting story with deep characters and a twisting plot It is both realistic and believable and the characters come to life as you get to know them through the pages of print or through the sound of narration I enjoyed the book as a whole even though I have not read the previous books in this series I give Beth Wiseman praise for creating a book that can be read without having to read the entire collection While this book draws you in quickly and takes some unexpected turns, the ending is slightly weak and is not quite as tidy as most readers want it to be It addresses faith and belief in God in a non preachy way, but it s very traditional to the Amish beliefs which is good for the book, but not so good for the reader I do wish that the message of Salvation was a little bit clearer.It was a entertaining read for a change of pace in my normal reading selections and I enjoyed the drama of the book I listened to this audio and highly appreciated the skill of Renee Ertl as the reader She did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life through voice.For someone who highly enjoys Amish fiction and a beautiful story this is a book I would recommend My one caution is that it does cover some topics and brief scenes that are fairly sensual in a conservative form I would not recommend this book to a teen girl under 18 years of age Plain Paradise is a good book within it s genre and I would recommend it as good audio entertainment while doing housework This review copy was courtesy of Oasis Audio


  5. says:

    Linda Huyard is in many ways a typical Amish teenager she is in her Rumspringa and during that time she has had a taste of the Englisch world but is in love with the Bishop s grandson, Stephen Ebersol, and hopes to marry him one day Her life seems like paradise until one day when it is turned upside down She finds out that she was adopted and her birth mother, Josie, is back and wants to get to know her While Linda is dealing with her anger over not being told she was adopted, she is gettin Linda Huyard is in many ways a typical Amish teenager she is in her Rumspringa and during that time she has had a taste of the Englisch world but is in love with the Bishop s grandson, Stephen Ebersol, and hopes to marry him one day Her life seems like paradise until one day when it is turned upside down She finds out that she was adopted and her birth mother, Josie, is back and wants to get to know her While Linda is dealing with her anger over not being told she was adopted, she is getting closer to Josie and the Englisch way of living much to Steven s dismay But Linda doesn t realize her adoptive family isn t the only one keeping secrets Josie has a devestating secret that may tear her and Linda apart just as they are getting to know each other Plain Paradise is the fourth book in Beth Wiseman s Daughter of the Promise series set in the Amish community, and it takes the series in a new direction For starters, while the first three books Plain Promise Daughters of the Promise, No 3 Plain Pursuit Daughters of the Promise, Book 2 and Plain Perfect Daughters of the Promise, Book 1 could be considered romance novels this book really isn t Yes, there is the romance between Linda and Stephen, which has a few complications as Linda explores the Englisch world, but that is only part of the story The book is also about the love between a mother and her child whether the mother is the birth mother or adoptive mother Josie s anguish as she wonders if she s done the right thing is very real as is the fear of Maryellen that Linda will like the Englisch life too much and leave the Amish community While all of the Daughters of the Promise books revolve around the Amish faith in God, religion and the power of prayer play a very important part in this novel Finally, events at the end of the book have a tissue ready while reading it take the series in an entirely new direction It will be interesting to see what Beth Wiseman has planned for the next book Plain Paradise is a nicely done novel set in the Amish community


  6. says:

    Title PLAIN PARADISEAuthor Beth WisemanPublisher Thomas NelsonMarch 2010ISBN 978 1 59554 823 8Genre Inspirational Amish Women s fictionLinda is hoping that her Amish boyfriend will propose so she can marry in November She ll be eighteen by then and ready to have her own home But then she discovers a terrible secret when a stranger, an Englisch woman, comes to the family farm house Linda discovers that she s adopted, and that her Amish parents have kept this secret from her And that this Title PLAIN PARADISEAuthor Beth WisemanPublisher Thomas NelsonMarch 2010ISBN 978 1 59554 823 8Genre Inspirational Amish Women s fictionLinda is hoping that her Amish boyfriend will propose so she can marry in November She ll be eighteen by then and ready to have her own home But then she discovers a terrible secret when a stranger, an Englisch woman, comes to the family farm house Linda discovers that she s adopted, and that her Amish parents have kept this secret from her And that this Englisch woman is her real mother Josie was just seventeen when she gave her baby up for adoption Now Josie is dying from a brain tumor and she wants a chance to get to know her daughter before she dies She and her husband relocate to Paradise so they can be near to Linda, and Josie starts stalking the young Amish girl, praying for the courage to approach her When Linda and Josie do get together, Linda finds herself unexpectedly drawn to Josie s world, while her Amish parents and boyfriend struggle to understand how this can possibly be God s will Will Linda jump the fence, or stay in the world she s grown up in PLAIN PARADISE is the final book in the Daughter s of Promise series by Beth Wiseman I enjoyed reading this series, and am looking forward to her new series where readers will be following the Amish to Colorado I wasn t adopted, so I really can t relate to Linda or Josie, but I did feel that Linda over reacted somewhat when she did learn she was adopted I may be wrong, and that may be how people react, it just seemed a bit melodramatic to me But otherwise, I thought the story was well done, and interesting and I enjoyed getting to know the characters a bit better, since they did show up in previous books A discussion guide, Amish recipes and an interview with Amish Author Kathleen Fuller is included at the end of the book 14.99 301 pages


  7. says:

    This is the 4th installment of the Daughters of Promise series I have read all but the first Lillian s story This story stands well enough on its own and it is not necessary to have read the other books The other characters do make appearances, but their stories do not interfere with the message of this book.Josie gave up her daughter for adoption to an Amish family almost 18 years ago She has dreamed about meeting her daughter since then and getting to know the child she gave birth to Sh This is the 4th installment of the Daughters of Promise series I have read all but the first Lillian s story This story stands well enough on its own and it is not necessary to have read the other books The other characters do make appearances, but their stories do not interfere with the message of this book.Josie gave up her daughter for adoption to an Amish family almost 18 years ago She has dreamed about meeting her daughter since then and getting to know the child she gave birth to She and her husband have just moved back to Lancaster County, PA, so that she may be near her daughter and have the chance to know her.Linda has been raised by Mary Ellen and Abe and never told she was adopted When Josie shows up wanting to meet her, the news of her birth mother shocks and confuses her Her mother, Mary Ellen, is concerned that Linda will choose to live the Englisch life since she is in her running around period and able to do forbidden things Linda is curious about her birth mother, but unsure about the lifestyle.While I found the message in the book to be a good one finding God and having faith in Him I found some things in the story to be a little lacking I was disappointed that that author set up following books in the series and left the story hanging a little I m not a fan of authors who put too much focus on the next book and not enough on the current story and completing the book between the covers I felt that Linda s perspective could have been completed a bit better showing her choices and her true faith Also, I was left with questions about other characters specifically Ivan and Katie Ann and David and that left me a little unhappy.Overall, I enjoyed the book and do recommend reading it for anyone who enjoys Amish Christian inspirational fiction I received this book from theVine program to review


  8. says:

    Tuesday, March 30, 2010Plain Paradise, Book ReviewPlain Paradise, by Beth Wiseman does not disappoint This is the 4th Daughter s of the Promise Novel, yet you do not have to read the previous books to understand the story line.Imagine being 17 and forced to give up your child Then imagine finding out that you are going to die in under a year Meet Josie, who is working through pain and suffering and moves to be closer to the daughter she never met Linda wakes one day to a stranger on her fron Tuesday, March 30, 2010Plain Paradise, Book ReviewPlain Paradise, by Beth Wiseman does not disappoint This is the 4th Daughter s of the Promise Novel, yet you do not have to read the previous books to understand the story line.Imagine being 17 and forced to give up your child Then imagine finding out that you are going to die in under a year Meet Josie, who is working through pain and suffering and moves to be closer to the daughter she never met Linda wakes one day to a stranger on her front porch, learning soon that this is her birth motherwhen she never knew she was adopted Linda feels betrayed, yet becomes friends with Josie and comes to terms with the betrayal from her family As the book progresses so does Josie and Linda s relationship, an unexpected twist happens which only makes the storydelightful Will Linda be able to love two mom s and what about her beau who worries about Linda leaving the Amish, hope and love can conquer many things, will hope and love conquer in this story This was a great book, I love learning about the Amish and it always amazes me how similar their lives are to the rest of ours outside the Amish community This is a light read, but a good read and quite entertaining I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review blogger s program I was not required to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising


  9. says:

    What would you do if you were 17 years old and your parents told you that they were not your birth parents but that you had been adopted Not only does Linda Huyard find out that she was adopted when she was two weeks old, but that her birth mother is nearby and wants to meet her There is muchto the story important news but if I reveal it here, it could ruin the story for you, so I ll resist.Beth Wiseman creates such realistic Amish characters and communities, I would love to jump What would you do if you were 17 years old and your parents told you that they were not your birth parents but that you had been adopted Not only does Linda Huyard find out that she was adopted when she was two weeks old, but that her birth mother is nearby and wants to meet her There is muchto the story important news but if I reveal it here, it could ruin the story for you, so I ll resist.Beth Wiseman creates such realistic Amish characters and communities, I would love to jump in my van and visit them but I m not sure what I find would be as good as these stories I sincerely hope the next paragraph isn t revealing too much, but if you re concerned with me spoiling anything stop reading here and get a copy of the book and read it for yourself.Daughters of the Promise discovering faith, hope and love.Now for the news I was very surprised after reading this wonderful book, that Ms Wiseman shares that she was adopted into a wonderful family when she was two weeks old Beth leaves a note in the back of the book for her readers, revealing this and that after she also eventually connected with her birth mother.But even better, her family also experienced a miracle, such as one she wrote about in this story I won t say anything , but if you re reading this, be sure to read the letter at the end of the story where Beth talks about her adoption and the miracle.Honestly, after reading her note, it made the story so muchspecial to me I m really glad my daughter and I bought copies of this series they are definitely staying on my TOP SHELF God bless you


  10. says:

    Josie knows that the clock is tickingand not just the one she wears on her wrist She is running out of time and yet she still has not reconnected with her biological daughter, Linda One could reason that since Josie is considered Englisch to the Amish society, it makes perfect sense that she has never met Linda Even so, Josie is determined to at least introduce herself to Linda while she still can Amish fiction is prevalent in today s book stores, however Beth Wiseman has done an admirab Josie knows that the clock is tickingand not just the one she wears on her wrist She is running out of time and yet she still has not reconnected with her biological daughter, Linda One could reason that since Josie is considered Englisch to the Amish society, it makes perfect sense that she has never met Linda Even so, Josie is determined to at least introduce herself to Linda while she still can Amish fiction is prevalent in today s book stores, however Beth Wiseman has done an admirable job of creating a believable and interesting plot line Her characters are deep and well created on many different levels I also appreciate that Beth is very clear on her distinctions between characters This title is comprised of many vibrant characters, however I was not at all confused with deciphering which character was which They were adequately and neatly described I like it when I can easily understand the relationships between characters This well written book is an enjoyable read It is good, clean, interesting fiction and I have to say it was nice to sit back and read a book that had a good moral and didn t necessarily make me search my soul This book gets 3 stars in my book.This book was provided by Thomas Nelson Publishers for review purposes Thank you


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Plain ParadiseJosephine Will Discover Than She Bargained For As Her World Collides With The Plain People Of Lancaster CountyJosephine Dronberger Was A Scared Teenager When She Left Her Baby In The Care Of An Old Order Amish Couple But Seventeen Years Have Passed And Josie Longs To Reconnect With Her DaughterLinda As The Couple Named The Child Is Promised To Stephen Ebersol, The Bishop S Grandson They Plan To Marry In The Fall When Her Birth Mother Comes To Paradise, Linda Is Drawn To A World She S Never Known Will The Direction She S Been Heading Since Birth Be Suddenly Derailed, And Who Will Stand By Her Convictions Mother Or Daughter


About the Author: Beth Wiseman

I wish I had the time to review books and chat with you here, but my writing deadlines just don t allow it Please like my Fans of Beth Wiseman Page on Facebook where I try to post any news and interact with readers Beth is the best selling and award winning author of the Daughters of the Promise series Plain Perfect, Plain Pursuit, Plain Promise, Plain Paradise, and Plain Proposal She is contracted with HarperCollins Christian Publishing Her other series the Land of Canaan Novels begins with Seek Me With All Your Heart, then The Wonder of Your Love and now, His Love Endures Forever Seek Me With All Your Heart is the first Amish fiction book selected as a Women of Faith novel in 2011 Beth has also written three contemporary Christian fiction novels, Need You Now published in 2012 and The House That Love Built in 2013 In The Promise, 2014 Beth jumps way outside the box This story takes readers far away from Amish Country and small Texas towns to a dangerous place on the other side of the world Inspired by a true story, Beth believes this is the book she s been working toward for a long time 2015 brings Beth back to the Pennsylvania Amish with her new series, Amish Secrets She is currently working on book 2 following much success with book 1, Her Brother s Keeper You can also follow Beth on Twitter BethWiseman