When I read the synopsis for “Plain Pursuit” by Beth Wiseman (Thomas Nelson, 2009), something seemed to hook me. Not sure if it was the fact that the protagonist is a journalist, but that is a definite possibility.
Either way, I dove into the novel a little wary of Amish fiction to begin with. I’ve read very few Amish novels since Beverly Lewis’ “The Shunning,” so I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. I found myself drawn in from page one and unable to put the book down.
Instantly, the reader is drawn to every single character and though there is a strong thread of romance, there are so many other aspects to Plain Pursuit. There is a strong message on the importance of forgiveness and family, and while the Amish culture is a big part of the novel, it isn’t overdone or unbelievable.
There are a lot of little twists in the novel that kept me turning each page. I couldn’t reach a point where I was able to set the book aside. The main character, Carly, is a relatable character (and I’m not saying that because of the choice of profession) that you will root for until the end.
This is definitely a feel-good romance at heart and I recommend this to anyone who wants to break free of your normal day and escape to Lancaster County.
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