Plain Pursuit (Daughters of the Promise #2)
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 commu...more
When you first open the book, she lists a few Pennsylvania Dutch words and their definitions. I work with a family whose roots are from Pennsylvania Dutch country and find the language quaint. The story comes from the points of view of Carley (a woman who lost her mother and has an ov ...more
I must admit that I’ve not read many Amish stories. Based on what I have read, I’ve not become a huge fan of Amish stories. And I’ve wondered at the immense popularity of the Amish books. Until now.
I just finished reading Plain Pursuit by Beth Wiseman. In her writing of the Amish country, Beth transforms the reader into a member of the Amish community. Her knowledge of the Amish ways is vast and she weaves that knowledge throughout this book. But Plain Pursuit is much more than just a fiction bo ...more
Carly has problems dealing with an accident that took her Mother's life and caused it so she cannot have children. Her boyfriend dumped her and her work is affected due to all she is dealing with.
So her boss forces her to take a vacation for a month which turns into a longer period.
Carly goes to Pa. to visit a friend who married into the Amish Co ...more
I hate clichéd Amish stories and there are so many out there. But, I am so thrilled to share with you a simply wonderf ...more
Reveiwed by Cindy Loven
Carley's dear friend Lillian has moved to Amish country. Not only that, she has converted to the Amish religion. Arriving for a visit, and a forced vacation by her boss, Carley is going to use this visit to write an article for her newspaper, but also to catch up with Lillian.
Things quickly change though, as at the very beginning of her visit, Lillian's stepson David, falls and cuts his chin ...more
Each Daughters of the Promise Novel focuses on one woman's journey into an amish community where she discovers new meaning to the words Faith~Hope and Love~
This story is about Carley Marek who has lost the spark that made her a good journalist, so her boss tells her to take a vacation and find some rest and peace....
She has a friend Lillian that moved to Lancaster co Pa not long ago and she has promised her a vi ...more
Carley Marek has been told to take a month long vacation from work. It's not a choice; she can take the suggestion or be without work as a journalist. Carley decides to use the month to visit her friend Lillian who married into the Amish culture, community and ...more
The tale that unfolds from there is an enlightening, heartwarming tale of a Noah Stoltzfus who followed the call of God to become a Doctor and the shunning that ensued. Wrapped up in the t ...more
At first I didn't think this title fit the storyline of the book, but as I'm reflecting more, I realise it's perfect. Maybe it's not a norma ...more
This book continues the story of Lillian and Samuel who have begun their life together as a family and had a baby girl. Lillian's best friend from Houston, Carley Marek, has previously suffered a tragic auto accident which killed her mother and left her unable to have children. when her editor tells her that she WILL take a vacation, she decides to visit Lillian and her family in Amish country. There she discovers a closeness to God missing from her life, but cannot totally accept the Amish ways ...more
I liked this book, the illness that struck David was very real and very moving. ...more
I really appreciate that Carley and Noah weren't magically made fertile, as is the case in countless other books that touch on infertility. No, they "adopted". And yes, it's expensive (not that it would matter to a rich Dr and his wife) and you wait a long time, but it's some people's only route to go. I hate it when books decide that infertile people ge ...more
Plain Pursuit is my favorite book — so far.
Carley wasn’t expecting her boss to send her on a month-long mandatory vacation. But when she travels to Lancaster County to visit her friend, she begins to find the peace she needed.
The story pulled me in immediately — and I didn’t stop reading until I reached the end. Such a wonderful story… and the ending, while I cannot reveal anything about it, is absolutely perfect!
I know Beth Wiseman is a talented writer, but she far surpassed my expectations wit ...more
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 co ...more