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Plain Again (Plain Fame #3)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  726 Ratings  ·  59 Reviews
Young Amish woman Amanda and international Cuban superstar Alejandro surprised the world by tying the knot. But for the celebrated singer, time doesn’t stand still after the big “I do.” Alejandro must return to his life on the road and into the fray of a demanding tour and his adoring fans. After their brief period of marital bliss, the new couple struggles under the media ...more
Paperback, 345 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by Waterfall Press (first published 2013)
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Jun 10, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Anxiously waiting for the release of this book
Lynne Young
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 26, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book crossed over my own comfort line in several areas. First, the relationship is built on very shaky foundations. Neither character shows actual integration of true faith with real life. It is incongruent to pray for God's blessing and then go on stage to promote lust as you sing and dance provocatively. Second, I was disturbed by Alex's adult-rated songs being marketed to teens and his cross-over celebrated with awards. Then there are the "love scenes"...I realize they were married, but ...more
Sharon Mariampillai
I received a copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Actual Rating: 4.5

This was a great read. This was my first series that had themes of the Amish lifestyle. I have to say that this book had me hooked from the first page. I loved how Sarah Price incorporates Faith into her books. It made me love the story more. This book was the marriage of Alejandro and Amanda's love story.

They were great characters. Alejandro "Viper" Diaz is a Cuban singer who is known for his bad boy image.
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is very unusual for me to read two books straight off in a trilogy without having a break, but this is the first time that I have read three in succession. That sums up as to how much I really enjoyed reading about Amanda and Viper and it was a shame when I came to the end.

I rarely write what a story is about for fear of spoiling for others. All I will say is that I shall certainly be reading more novels by Sarah Price. Highly recommended to all who enjoy Amish fiction.

I received an electroni
Jun 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my favorite book in the trilogy. This book had a smoother, more fluid writing style than the other two in the trilogy and moved at a pace that was just right for the story. I liked the sense of "realness" to this story. The two characters are from very different lives and in this book those differences really come to light. I felt a connection to the characters in this book that I hadn't in the other two. I found myself hoping they would be able to solve their differences and have their ...more
Sharon Huether
I won this Free book through Goodreads first -reads. A young woman from the Amish marries a Cuban super star. It's a big adjustment. She is shunned by a lot of the women in Her community. She leaves the Amish and tours with her new husband. She becomes popular too. Every one wanted her picture. Their relationship had their ups and downs. She and her husband are adjusting to their new life together.
Susan L. Curtin
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series really should be televised!

Sadness almost always becomes a great joy. Don't ever think they fail to thank God for all of His goodness that has been bestowed upon them.

Realizing that entertainers live differently from the Amish is an understatement.

I could not put these books down until they were finished.
Alejandro's past starts becoming a problem in this one, and it made me question his motives sometimes. full review coming soon.
Fiction Aficionado
Oct 25, 2015 rated it did not like it
Please note that this is the third book in this series, and it follows on directly from the end of the previous book. This review will contain spoilers if you haven’t read the first two books in this series. That said, I do not suggest you read this series unless:

1. You are fine with a hero whose professes to have faith in God, but whose music contains explicit and immoral lyrics (the lyrics are never detailed in the books, but are described several times in these terms);
2. You do not mind that
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Although all the books are slow, with a lot of repetition (would make a great soap opera or telenovela), book 3 is the one that almost caused me to give up mid-way. It seemed to be going nowhere. After some rest I picked it up again and was rewarded with a fairly interesting final 10-15%. I listened to the audio version of the books and the narrator was very good with the voices and accents, which made them a lot more tolerable than if I had read them, I think, and kept me entertained during sev ...more
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
"Plain Again" is the third installment of the Plain Fame Series by Sarah Price. It is the immediate sequel to "Plain Change" which left the newlywed protagonists, Amanda Beiler Diaz and Alejandro (Viper) Diaz, facing forces that threaten their union just weeks into their marriage. Alejandro, a hip hop superstar, had plans for taking Amanda along on his tour. These plans have come to naught when Amanda returns to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to aid her Amish family in a crisis. Her father had ...more
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a good book.
Only weeks after being married, Amanda is back at her parents' farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to tend to her ailing father while Alejandro is back on the road performing for his adoring fans. How will time and distance impact their relationship? Will the demands of his fans overshadow his love for Amanda? And how will the Amish community react to Amanda's presence (along with the return of the paparazzi) in their community? An Amish Christian Romance that will leave
Tricia hungerford
Best so far!

At first... Oh no, not really! But then....oh, you just have to read it!!!!
I can' ruin it for you!

Sep 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Plain Again by Sarah Price is the third book in her Plain Fame series. Amanda Beiler Diaz has had to return home to Lititz, Pennsylvania to take care of her sick father as well as the farm. Alejandro is not able to come with her. He is preparing for their South American tour with rehearsals and media interviews. Alejandro has hired help for the farm as well as arranging for a nurse and physical therapist for when Mr. Beiler returns home. Alejandro is miserable without Amanda, but she does not fe ...more
Dali Castillo
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Keeping a reader hooked throughout a series is no easy feat, but author Sarah Price does it and does it well. Plain Again, the final book in her Plain Fame trilogy picks up precisely where Plain Change left off. It doesn't miss a beat. As soon as you read the first words, you get transported right back into the story as if you never put the other book down. Only a great writer can make that happen, and Sarah is definitely a great writer.
Plain Again continues the story of Amanda and Alejandro and
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Alejandro and Amanda's story continues in this 3rd book. After a quick marriage and then Amanda going home to take care of her Dad and the family farm they are now separated by not just a few city, they are now very bicoastal and Alejandro is not liking it one bit. With his working having him all over the place it seems that the time to talk to his new wife seems less and less. Amanda has it in her mind that she will stop at nothing to make this marriage work even though it seems as they are spe ...more
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had the privilege to read an advanced copy of Plain Again by Sarah Price and I quite possibly have never been more excited to read a book as I was for this one. I have no qualms by picking favorites among all the books that I am blessed to review because when a book is as good as this one, well I think it’s my duty to tell as many readers as I can. The characters seem to have taken on a life of their own among Amish fiction fans. I suspect we all feel a connection with Amanda and Alejandro due ...more
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

"Plain Again" by Sarah Price is another five star book! No surprise for Sarah's Price fans!

This is a series for lovers of Amish fiction and those who like clean romance and love stories!

"Plain Again" is the third book in the "Plain Fame Trilogy". This book picks up where book 2 ends. Amanda is at her parents Amish farm in Pennsylvania to help her mom and dad after her father's accident.

Alejandro, aka Viper, is still performing and doing guest appearances and interviews.

This book lets the reader
Kelly Tyree
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Plain Again is book 3 in the Plain Fame series and the series just keeps getting better. As you read the series you just fall deeper and deeper in love with the main characters, Amanda and Alejandro. You find yourself pulling for them. In book three Amanda and Alejandro continue to face challenges in their relationship yet both are determined to make their marriage work. Amanda is also realizing she cannot return to the Amish community and that her place is with her husband. Amanda's sister and ...more
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, first-reads
Each of these books seems to cover so much more time than it really does. In a manner of months we have a Cuban Hip Hop star & an Amish girl who have met, married, & experience more life together (for very short periods of time) than most can or will in a whole lifetime yet.... it's not enough. With this book we find Amanda & Alejandro separated again. He, on the road and she back in the heart of Amish country trying to take care of her family.

Life on the road is really not for Aman
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book did everything it needed to do as the third book in the series!

It continued to draw us in to Alejandro and Amanda's world/s and to hold us there. It dealt out uncertainty, and the suspense that goes with that; it had a few unexpected plot twists; it tied up a number of "loose ends" and situations where I for one wanted to know "what happened with that person?"; and finally, it provided resolutions that could have gone any of a number of ways but were, in the end, both believable and s
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sarah Price has done it yet again.....she has written an absolutely breathtaking romance! Amanda is just like an Amish Cinderella, if such a thing exists. Alejandro is her very own Prince Charming. When Amanda's daed suffers a massive stroke, leaving him paralyzed on one side, Amanda feels duty bound to return home to help them on the farm. She doesn't want Anna to leave Ohio when she is so close to realize the dream of her own marriage. But who returns with her? The paparazzi, of course.....and ...more
I want to send my thanks to Sarah Price, author and to Goodreads First Reads Giveaway for my copy of Plain Again that I won in the Giveaway.

Alejandro is out on tour when Amanda returns to her parent's farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania when her father becomes hospitalized. She is working the farm to help her parents and missing her husband.

The contrast between lifestyles makes for some interesting situations as Amanda struggles to find a place in Alejandro's public world as he performs as Vi
Janet Crandell
The final book in the trilogy of Amanda and Alejandro. I did not like this book as much as the first two. I probably would have rated it a 3.5. I would have liked to have an epilogue 5 years down the road. This book seemed very superficial. Amanda gave up everything for her love of Alejandro. I understood her quote there is cultural part of being Amish and another part spiritual. But she easily gave up both ..which as a young woman in your 20's may be easy especially when you are exposed to an e ...more
Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
Continuing off from Plain Change, Amanda struggles with Alejandro's fame and notoriety. When she must return home to the family farm because of her father's illness, she worries about the separation from Alejandro.

What I found most enlightening was Amanda's response and impressions to once again return to her Amish roots, after having lived so much in the world. Her awareness at the darkness inside her parents home because of no electricity, for example. Her gratitude that her husband offered f
Tina Watson
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this SERIES "'The Plain Fame Trilogy'".
FYI, Us, reader, fans on facebook with Sarah talked her into writing a FOURTH book to the series.

Series is about Alejandro Diaz, aka "Viper", a famous Cuban singer, crosses paths with Amanda Beiler, an Amish girl, in the middle of NYC, the beauty begins. Alejandro's world becomes Amanda's, and Amanda seeks her own path in the light of Alejandro.

In this book, only a few short weeks after their marriage, Amanda is back in Lancaster County,
Nov 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Book three of the series, and I still feel like it should be a single book. This third part of the story takes Amanda through the early weeks of her marriage to Alejandro. She begins to get used to some of the Englishe ways, but feels duty bound to return home to help her family look after the farm as her father recovers from his recent stroke.
It's an easy read, but doesn't feel like this part is really Amish based. This may not be so much of an issue if it had been part of one longer book. Lik
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christian Fiction / Amish Fiction Fans
Following a whirlwind couple of months traveling with Viper and learning the ways of the Englische, plus an unexpected wedding, Amanda must return to Lancaster County to take care of the family farm for her ailing father. For newlyweds Amanda and Alejandro, the separation is difficult, but for public figure “Viper”, the timing is all wrong. What follows is all of drama of Hollywood coupled with the heartbreak of new love being separated by distance, culture and even the very people they trust. I ...more
Lynnette Gebhardt
I started and finished this book in one day because I COULD NOT put it down! I usually never finish a book so quickly, but the story of Amanda and Alejandro had me entranced and I wanted to see what happened next. Their story is sweet and I think someone else's comments about the "love" scenes was out of line. In keeping with the book being a Christian book Sarah Price doesn't go beyond the couple kissing. She lets you figure out what happened next. In keeping with an exciting book, we go throug ...more
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ECPA Christian Fiction Bestseller (June 2014, July 2014)

Amazon Top 100 Author for Books & eBooks (January 2016, September 2013, August 2013, May 2013, April 2013, February 2013, January 2013, December 2012)
The author of over 30 novels, Sarah Price publishes with Realms, an imprint of Charisma House and Waterfall, an imprint of Brilliance Audio.

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