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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (677 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beth Wiseman Narrator: Renee Ertl Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Daughters of Promise Series Release Date:
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Carley has given up chasing her dreams. Now her dreams are chasing her. Carley Marek experiences culture shock when she visits her friend Lillian’s family on their farm deep in Amish country. She’ll get an article out of the visit—and maybe some of Lillian’s newfound peace will somehow rub off on her. Just when Carley is getting used to the quiet nature of the Plain community, Lillian and Samuel’s son falls ill. But the local doctor who can offer the most help has been shunned by the community and forbidden to intervene. As David’s condition deteriorates, Dr. Noah determines to do whatever it takes to save the boy’s life. Carley is caught in the middle—drawn to Noah, wanting to be helpful in the crisis—and confused by all their talk about a God she neither knows nor trusts. Carley must decide what in life is worth pursuing…and what to do when she’s pursued by a love she never expected. Download and start listening now!


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  • “The importance of finding peace and acceptance, especially within oneself, is a central theme in this book…Well-defined characters and story make for an enjoyable read.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kathleen Fuller | 2/20/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed reading Plain Pursuit. Not having read Plain Perfect (although it's on my list)I was happy to discover that this book, although part of a series, stands alone. Wiseman does a particularly great job of dealing with shunning, a controversial Amish practice that seems cruel and unnecessary to outsiders, but is a part of the Amish faith. The characters of Noah and Carley are well drawn, and the secondary characters are interesting and vital to the story, but don't overwhelm the major players. If you're a fan of Amish fiction, don't miss Plain Pursuit! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amy | 2/6/2014

    " Really more like a solid 3.5 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tonya | 1/12/2014

    " I love Beth Wiseman's books! These books are just awesome! We have to be reminded that our plan isn't always what He has in store for us! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rachel Brand | 12/22/2013

    " Beth Wiseman produces consistently good Amish romantic fiction. This is the second of her full-length novels that I've read, although I've also read a couple of her novellas, and I've yet to be disappointed. I felt that this one was a bit slow to start and I got irritated by how stubborn Samuel could be, particularly as I loved his character in the previous book and felt he'd kind of morphed into the generic Amish male stereotype. Samuel's mood eventually relaxed and the shunning disputes were somewhat alleviated throughout the book, which enabled me to enjoy this book a lot more. I actually got a bit teary-eyed in a few places (a bit embarrassing when you're having your morning cup of tea in the cafeteria at work!) and towards the end I was grinning ridiculously (while on the bus heading back from work, I tried not to make eye-contact with the woman next to me in case she thought I was raving mad). While I did have some reservations at first I ended up being really touched by this book. I particularly liked the fact that while this book features Amish characters and a romance, this isn't the typical "English woman meets Amish man and converts to marry him" plot. Carley and Noah were both Englishers who happened to have friends and relatives in the Amish community and therefore spent a lot of time with them. I also loved the introduction of Dana and Jenna to the story, and the chance to catch up with Lillian's family. I'll admit that I still feel that some issues weren't entirely covered up - why should Lillian always follow her husband's requests even if she doesn't feel comfortable with them or doesn't agree with his views? Is it okay to bend the rules and disobey the Bishop? What should you do when you believe the Christian thing to do isn't what the Bishop is ordering? - but I hope that maybe these are covered in more depth in later books. Another 9/10 from Beth Wiseman. I was planning to keep #3 in the series until later but I think I'll start it now as I'm on a definite Amish kick! "

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