Plain Jayne (Plain and Simple #1)
Jayne Tate loves her life -- living in a big city, working as a newspaper reporter, and dating a guy who knows nothing about her past. Then her father passes away, and Jayne is forced to take another look at what she wants out of life. After losing out on a big career opportunity, she decides to escape to Oregon Amish country, seeking solace and maybe a big story. But even...more
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Plain Jayne by Hilary Manton Lodge is the first book in the Plain and Simple series. There are lots of titles to choose from in the growing genre of bonnet fiction, or as I like to call it Amish lit, but Lodge takes an unusual approach in introducing an Englischer who becomes fascinated with the Amish lifestyle. Jayne Tate's writing at the newspaper has lost its edge since the death of her father, so her boss puts her on sabbatical to regain her balance. Instead of taking a vacation, Jayne gives...more
Hillary brings us to a lovely character named Jayne, a reporter for an Oregon paper. She's trying to overcome things from her past and she hightales it to Amish country for a freelance story, befriends the owner of an Amish woodshop, Levi, and is taken in by an Amish family, where sh...more
Plain Jayne is a sweet tale of a modern girl mixed into the plain life of the Amish. It’s sometimes a humorous look at the dependencies modern technology has caused us to have….like – where to recharge your cell phone or laptop…what to do when someone steals the family buggy? But it goes deeper when it delves into the relationship between father and son, mother...more
Jayne Tate’s father just passed away. But she’s fine. They weren’t all that close. Her boss disagrees and forces her to take a leave of absence from the newspaper. Jayne decides to make good use of her leave and come up with a brilliant article. She rides her motorcycle down to Amish country, hoping to get an inside look on how the Amish live.
Jayne meets carpenter Levi Burkholder, who helps her find an Amish family to board with. Sure, Levi is cute, but Jayne has a boyfr...more
Jayne is a motorcycle-riding reporter from Portland Oregon. Her boss calls her into his office one day with the news that...more
Jayne Tate is a reporter - she is forced to take a three week sabbatical when her editor feels her work is suffering since her father's death. Jayne and her father were not close and she rarely talks to her mother or sister.
Irked that she must take this time off - she is inspired by a article she sees ab...more
Then her father dies, and her boss insists she take a three-week break from her job, based on a pronounced downswing in writing quality. This forced hiatus...more
I am planning to read Simply Sara as soon as I can get a copy of this second book in the series. I hope we will be hearing more from this author--perhaps another book in this series.
As she spends time with Levi Burkholder and his family, she learns to slow down and...more
I liked how Jayne was portrayed: she was a quirky character, definitely someone you'd like to call a friend. That said, she was also humble enough (even if she didn't realise it!) to learn from the circumstances that life gave her, and try to b...more
Jayne Tate has walked away from her past, but is confronted by it in the most unexected place--in the midst of an Amish family. Jayne has a lot to learn about who she is, and life's lessons are never easy. Thanks, Hillary, for allowing me to be part of Jayne's journey of self discovery.
We have not heard the last from Hillary Manton Lodge. I'm eager to read her next book.
The writing was fluid and inviting. This was a story to sacrifice sleep over...which I did and braved the next day with red eyes, all worth it.
I'll be looking for Hillary Manton Lodge's future publications with...more
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