Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Plain Proposal

Miriam secretly vows to follow Saul no matter what the future holds. She never thought that future might take them away from their Amish community.

Miriam Raber could have her pick of any of the eligible bachelors in Lancaster County. But she only has eyes for one . . . Saul Fisher. He captured her heart years ago, and she's never looked back. Even when rumors circulate that Saul may leave their Amish community to pursue a once-in-a-lifetime apprenticeship, Miriam makes a bold assertion: she will stand by him, whether he stays or goes.

Saul Fisher has experienced an inordinate amount of loss in his short life. Raising his two brothers and caring for a grieving father who privately seeks solace in the comfort of his homemade wine, Saul has kept his father's drinking from the community. But if he leaves Lancaster, the burden of secrecy will be left to his young brothers. How does he balance this with the dream that burns bright within him?

As Miriam and Saul consider leaving their lives behind, God starts revealing things to Miriam that make her think twice about what it means to be a Daughter of the Promise, and what it means to make a home.

Experience this love story with a surprising resolution by one of the most popular voices in Amish fiction.

My thoughts:

Miriam Raber has been in love with Saul Fisher her whole life. Saul is in love with Miriam, however, his career plans may not include her. Saul wants to leave the community but something is holding him back. His father is an alcoholic and he is afraid to leave his young brothers.

This is the fifth book in the "Daughters of the Promise" series. Beth Wiseman's style of writing brings the characters to life. You will enjoy getting to know them as they try to do the right thing. There are a few surprises along the way. Definitely an enjoyable read.

I give it 4 stars.

I received an e-copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Title: Plain Proposal

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Pub Date: 03/29/2011

ISBN: 9781595548504

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