Mar 14, 2011

Plain Proposal by Beth Wiseman

In the genre of Amish fiction, there comes another book, Plain Proposal.  In this book, the main character Miriam is coming of age to make her own decisions when her English cousin Shelby moves in.  The two girls couldn’t be any different.  Plain Proposal takes you on a journey with Miriam as she moves from girl to woman and discovers her own life. 

I usually enjoy reading Amish fiction.  I have read a book by this author before, and this time, I can’t say I was disappointed, but at the same time, the book did nothing for me.  It was very repetitive and filled with quite a bit of space fillers.  There were many times where the writer rehashed what the characters were thinking or feeling, over and over again.  The book probably could’ve been quite a bit shorter if all of that were taken out. 

If you have read any of my other reviews on Amish fiction, you will know that I personally know Amish families in Lancaster County and have spent time with them.  Some of the aspects of Amish life in these books are true to life, and others are a bit far-fetched and elaborated. 

Overall, this is a wholesome book with a sweet story.  It isn’t a page turner, nor is it entirely entertaining. 

*Disclosure of Materials: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their  book review bloggers 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.”

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