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(Plain Fear #3)

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Samuel Fisher is confused and guilt-ridden over his brother Jacob's death. With nowhere else to turn he seeks solace and answers at his brother Levi's house in Pennslyvania. There he is lured away to New York by a former lover hoping to learn more about Jacob. But someone else has plans for Samuel--a vampire named Giovanni, betrayed by Jacob. Now she wants revenge and will ...more
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Published August 6th 2013 by Sourcebooks Landmark
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My Book Addiction and More MBA
PLAIN FEAR: FORGIVEN by Leanna Ellis is an exciting finale to the Inspirational Amish Paranormal Romance. Book 3 in the "Plain Fear" series, but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would recommend reading all three "Plain Fear" titles. Seem"Plain Fear: Forsaken",and "Plain Fear: Forbidden". First let me say what an amazing series this has been. Filled with sacrifice,guilt,deception,redemption,faith, and love. Samuel Fisher killed his brother,Jacob, in a previous story. Now he is trying to ...more
Cheryl
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
If you have read the Bible than you are familiar with the story of Samuel. However I bet you did not know the other version of the story. The one that goes where Samuel killed his brother, Jacob because he was not himself. He was something else. Someone people call these creatures blood suckers, undead, or vampires.

Samuel is trying to come to grips with his actions. However he better watch himself as he has a stalker. One that wants to turn him into one of them.

I have read several books by thi
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Harriet Berg
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This novel is the perfect ending to the Plain Fear trilogy. While it is enjoyable to read this one on its own, it is much better to have read the previous two. The author picks up the characters where she left off in the previous story. The gospel is presented as part of the story. The struggle between good and evil and what happens after death are both presented as part of the story. This book is very well written. One might think that the combination of vampires and the Amish faith would be a ...more
Ruth
Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian, romance
A story of good vs evil in an amish community in book #3 of the Plain Fear series. Although a Paranormal read...I found this story (to my surprise) highly inspirational, page turning to find out what was gonna happen next as well as a story of love & forgiveness. The characters were colorful( & quite believable), fresh & youthful with great moral integrity scattered among the darkness.......which was accurately adapted to my satisfaction. Probably not a re-read for me...but one that ...more
Megan
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I don't normally read Christian Fiction, mainly because I'm Jewish. However, when I came upon the first book in the Plain Fear series, Forsaken, about vampires and the Amish, I had to read it. I ended up liking it enough to read the whole series, Forgiven being the third and final book. I felt like this book got a little more preachy, but I still enjoyed it. And note, by preachy, I don't mean characters simply displaying their beliefs. In fact, my favorite scene in the book was when a female cha ...more
Kate Hearn
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I haven't read the first 2 in this series, but things were explained enough that I knew what was going on. I plan on getting the first 2 now, as I really enjoyed this book.

I have never read a book where vampires could be exercised, and the human saved. This was an interesting spin on things. I have also never read where quoting the bible drains vampires of their power, or makes them back away.

Joyce Yanney
An amish family dealing with being stalked by vampires. A battle between hunters and vampires. One brother has to learn to live with the knowledge that he killed his own brother that had been turned to a vampire. To let go of his guilt and forgive himself while fighting for their lives. Simple faith of the amish against sin and their salvation. An usual twist of good and evil and the life of the amish. A book to be enjoyed. I would like to read more books by this author.
Lisa Morrow
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Some people may think -- an Amish vampire series? However, the author, Leanna Ellis, portrays vampires as they should be portrayed -- not as a romantic interest, but as the evil that they are. This trilogy includes Scripture, as well as topics of forgiveness and salvation. A great alternative to the "Twilight" series!
Carolyn E
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this series!! I hope we will hear more Amish stories from this author.
Sherry Gordanier
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very good book...will have to look into the rest of the series now
Catherine
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great end to the series.
Samuel Fisher is confused and guilt-ridden over his brother Jacob's death. With nowhere else to turn he seeks solace and answers at his brother Levi's house in Pennslyvania. There he is lured away to New York by a former lover hoping to learn more about Jacob. But someone else has plans for Samuel--a vampire named Giovanni, betrayed by Jacob. Now she wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it.

Once again danger is headed towards Promise, Pennsylvania, this
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Lydia Stewart
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Absolutely could not put this book down! I am so in love with this series, but I have to say this was by far my favorite book in the series! So good. I love seeing the spiritual warfare side of things and the way that, that was incorporated in this book was so awesome! Love, love, love!!!
Cassie Peters
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amish-reads
A weird combo of Amish and vampires but still an enjoyable read.
Jennifer
What can I say about this book? First, don't read this without reading the series in order first. You must have the background stories or this book would make no sense. At it's core this story is a continuation and completion of the series. It was a nice wrap up to all of the various bits and pieces from the prior to books.

I started this series really excited that it was a mix of vampires and Amish. I was frustrated by the first book but I decided to dive into the second book to see where it wa
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Jane Night
Aug 01, 2013 rated it liked it
First off the idea of mixing the Amish and Vampires was BRILLIANT. I was really excited to read this book.

This is book 3 in the series and I haven’t read the others. I wish I had because I felt pretty lost. I never really felt like I had been pulled into the story partly because there was so much back story that wasn’t well explained.

If you think this series interests you I say start at the beginning. You will get so much more out of it.

I liked Samuel. I felt bad for the pain he was suffering.
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Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Aubrey
Book provided by NetGalley for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

I was so excited to read this book. Since I was very young I’ve had a fascination with the Amish. A book about vampires and the Amish- I’m so there. I was so completely lost from the beginning. I’m assuming it is because I did not read the first two books of the series.

I wanted to love this book so much and I was so disappointed. I thought it would be much more of a fast paced novel with spurts o
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Denise
Aug 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
I want to thank the author, Leanna Ellis, for sending me this book with her autograph in it. When I received the book I was very excited, but I wanted to read all three in the series in the order that she wrote them. I read the first one, but was not able to get the second one from the library, so I went ahead and read this one. I enjoyed this book and the characters in it. Samuel is a person that is trying to come to grips with his faith and the things he has done. I find his struggles believab ...more
Dawn
Jun 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: If you like Amish books, this is not your typical Amish story!
Recommended to Dawn by: I read all of the books in the series.
The third and final book in this Amish/Vampire series was my favorite. I felt the storyline moved at a quicker pace and the action kept me up late at night reading. Samuel and Naomi were two of my favorite characters. It was great following up with Levi & Hannah and Roc & Rachel's lives. I've read some of the other reviews and some people have only read this book. I highly recommend reading all three books in order, so you get the story from beginning to end. I would have been too confus ...more
Jan
This is the third book in the Plain Fear series and I hope it is not the last. Although this one was a bit preachy, I can flow with that when the supernatural is involved. I love the characters, Amish and English. The world she has created is quite interesting and they seem to have just touched the surface of what they could do with these characters even if it has to move out of the Amish world a bit more. These books could stand alone but I recommend reading them in order to get the full effect ...more
Mary Reed
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great end to the trilogy. I hope Leanna decides to continue the Plain Fear series. I would like to read more about the adventures of Roc, Father Roberto, Father Anthony, Samuel and the rest of the team.
Gina Shupp
Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book, it kept the reader involved in the story
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Barbara Andrews
I received this book free from Goodreads First Read. If you like books about the Amish and vampires you will enjoy this book. For me it was alittle weird but I read the whole book.
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Deep in the heart not only describes where Leanna Ellis lives in Texas but also the way she writes. Her books, whether romance, inspirational, women’s fiction, or paranormal, are infused with heartfelt emotion. Having written twenty published novels, Ellis has won many awards including the National Readers Choice Award and the Maggie Award.

When not chasing vampires through the darkened recesses of
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Plain Fear (3 books)
  • Forsaken (Plain Fear #1)
  • Forbidden (Plain Fear #2)