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Sadie Always Believed in God s Promises. But Can She Really Trust His Heart?

Young Amish widow, Sadie Fisher, leads a simple life in the quiet countryside of Lancaster County selling Amish goods to a steady stream of tourists. Though it is a good life, lately she s wondered if it is God s will for her to remain without a husband and a family.

Winters can be brutally cold and
Paperback, 328 pages
Published September 28th 2009 by Thomas Nelson (first published February 29th 2000)
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Kathleen Fuller
I thoroughly enjoyed both Plain Perfect and Plain Pursuit, but Plain Promise is Beth Wiseman's best novel so far. She magically draws you into the lives of her characters, making them so real and alive you feel you know them personally. Her portrayal of Kade and his son Tyler is particularly touching and authentic. Plain Promise is a story not to be missed by one of the top talents in the Amish fiction genre.
May 27, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2010
I picked this book up because I remember reading another book about the Amish earlier this year that wasn't so bad. I was just looking for something to kill some time. But really, this book was beyond terrible. It was so ridiculous that I had a hard time even finishing it. The only reason I got through it was because I hate leaving something half-read, but I much rather have just thrown this piece of literary crap into the woods and left it for the deer and squirrels to pee on. Give me a break.
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well-written and touching.
Dec 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
Yes, indeed. Okay.

Big-town man (Kade; Los Angeles; serious bank in vague business) goes to small-town Amish community and meets Sadie (Amish; widowed; red hair), the owner of the cottage he's renting to get away from blah blah blah WHEN SUDDENLY Kade's estranged ex-wife arrives on with autistic son Tyler, babbles something incoherent and dies off-screen.
Fortunately Tyler is cute as all get-out and Sadie has the sort of naturally beautiful complexion Englischer women strive desperately to achieve
Sep 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Plain Promise
A Daughters of the Promise Novel
Beth Wiseman
Thomas Nelson

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Sadie Fisher is tired. Tired of being alone, tired of having to take care of her farm alone. A young widow for four years, Sadie is lonely, wanting to be loved, and to give love to a husband and a family. After two years of writing letters and phone calls with Milo, an Amish man from Texas, Sadie is feeling perhaps the time is coming for her dreams to be fulfilled.

Sandra Stiles
Sep 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult, christian, romance
enjoyed this book. It was after I read it that I realized it was the third book in a series. I will definitely have to get the first two and read them. Sadie belongs to the old order Amish. She is a widow and has been writing to Milo, an Amish man in Texas. She waits for his phone call each Tuesday. She thinks and hopes that he is the one God is sending her way. Then her world is turned upside down by the entrance of Kade.. He is trying to get away from the rat race called life. He has rented th ...more
Dec 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I am a lover of Amish-themed books. I have a peculiar appreciation for those written by Beverly Lewis. To me, Lewis has been the foremost author in this particular sub-genre. Beth Wiseman may very well have changed my opinion in that respect.
Plain Promise is a very well written book. Sadie Fisher, a young Amish widow, longs for marriage and a family. Though she is corresponding with an Amish man from Texas, she finds herself strongly drawn to a "worldly" man who is renting from her. This book is
Apr 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: amish, romance, christian
In ”Plain Promise,” the third novel in the Daughters of Promise series, Beth Wiseman focuses on one of her earlier characters, Sadie, a young widow. In this story, a wealthy businessman, separated from his wife, takes refuge as a tenant in a cottage on Sadie’s farm while he comes to terms with his life. In the midst of his self-imposed exile comes his estranged wife who dumps their autistic son on his door step and leaves. While the storyline is entertaining, it seems less credible than the othe ...more
Margarete Baur
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Read like all of her Amish books and look forward to many more

Great Reading like all of her Amish books and look forward to many more can't wait for her next series
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amish
The third installment of Wiseman's Promise series brings us Sadie, a thirty-year-old widow who is struggling to survive, both physically and emotionally. With no family nearby, Sadie is lonely, as well as overstretched, trying to run a farm singlehandedly. Luckily she has many caring friends in the Amish community who pitch well as Milo. Her Texas friend, with whom she has been corresponding for over two years, often sustains her from week to week, with regular phone calls and letters, a ...more
Jul 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009
Even though she runs a thriving store selling Amish goods to tourists and is surrounded by good friends, young Amish widow Sadie Fisher is lonely. Her husband died in a tragic accident and they never had children. She is thrilled when she rents out the guest cottage on her property - winters can be long and she needs the extra income - but her growing attraction to the tenant, Englischer Kade Saunders, begins to frighten her. Kade is also attracted to Sadie although he knows they are from two di ...more
Sep 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Book #3 in Daughters of the Promise, "Plain Promise" by Beth Wiseman

I have so enjoyed reading this series and reaching for the next book I am anxious to get right back into the lives of these wonderful characters.
Each Daughters of the Promise novel focuses on one individual's journey into an Amish community where they discover new meaning to the words of FAITH~HOPE~LOVE......

this book is the story of Sadie who has always believed in God's Promises. She is a widow making a living on her farm with
Michelle Robinson

I don't know maybe I've read too many novels from this genre but I just really never felt much of anything about these characters.

I was a little frustrated by the plot devise that left

ALso, call me cynical but I just have a really hard time buying that a person decides to give up their life and enters into a closed, restrictive community with such ease. That the community accepts him so quickly just did not feel authentic, for me. I also have a really difficult time with Kade's transi
Sep 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Beth Wiseman's Plain Perfect last year so when the Thomas Nelson book review program offered her new book Plain Promise (A Daughters of the Promise Novel) I was happy to request a copy.

Plain Promise is the story of Sadie Fisher, a young Amish widow who rents out her guest house to a single man from California. Shortly thereafter, his autistic young son is dropped off by his ex-wife, who shortly thereafter is killed in a car accident. Kade is a wealthy developer who, despite all his toy
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-women
With talk of a snow-covered weekend, I borrowed this bestselling Daughters of the Promise book from my library in anticipation of a hunkered down couple of days cozy in a blanket. I live in a rural community where there are Pennsylvania Dutch Amish (the community represented in this book), as well as Mennonites. I have spent my entire life silently living alongside communities of people practicing wildly different cultures than I am accustomed to. Because of my own context with the Amish and Men ...more
Jan 25, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
The story of Sadie, a young Amish widow and Kade, a wealthy man renting her cottage for three months to escape the world.

I really liked seeing the faith and the relationship develop in this characters. I thought the characters were fairly realistic in seeing beyond immediate gratification to hold onto what they believed would be greater happiness and peace. I was glad to see Kade sacrifice his feelings for Sadie's ultimate happiness. I was glad to see Sadie make choices that were right for her
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Out of all the Amish books that I have read thus far, this is definitely my favorite. Beth Wiseman in general has become my favorite. I really enjoy her storytelling technique and the gentle way she creates her characters - she creates a world where all of her characters get a say and a story. You really feel like you're part of a community when you're reading.

This was the second book I've read in her Plain series and the main character, Sadie, had just a small role in the first book. It was fu
Aug 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is the latest installment in the "Sister of the Promise" series, but it easily read as a stand-alone novel as well. This book was a fantastic read. The story starts when Sadie, a windowed lady, finds herself renting out a cottage to a well-to-do Englischer. Kade, is a proud and arrogant man, but he is very lost and in need of direction in his life. When his ex-wife leaves him as the sole caretaker of his autistic son, Tyler, he realizes his short comings and realizes he needs help to becom ...more
Rachel Brand
I absolutely adore this series, and I think this is my favourite book so far. I got so involved in the lives of Sadie and Kade, it was almost as if I was experiencing events alongside them. Sometimes stories about Englishers who convert to the Amish faith feel a bit fake and forced, but Beth handled Kade and his conflicts very well, making it seem natural for him to settle into the Amish community and want to remain there. I got so annoyed at Sadie for not following her heart and trying to do wh ...more
Tasha enderby
Dec 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, amish
I am reading series out of sequence of course and I feel like it's unfolding a whole new story as I know some of the players and how they ended up together but not others. This is one of the few books that you see a man have the desire to go into the Amish faith. Women have converted over and over again but a man it's more then just a simple choice for life. It's fun to see the reasoning from a man's point of view and I love that they made it not for a women but for a life and that even if he di ...more
Nov 24, 2009 rated it liked it
This is the 3rd in the Daughters of Promise Series follwing Plain Perfect (Daughters of the Promise, Book 1) and Plain Pursuit (Daughters of the Promise, Book 2). I received this book free through Amazon Vine.

This book has a lot of promise, but I found myself getting bored with it. It was very slow moving throughout with the same thoughts repeated over and over again. It ended up just feeling really long. It took me longer than normal to finish the book and I was disappointed in the ending. It f

Ach! Such a beautiful story!

We first met Sadie in PLAIN PERFECT, when she was hoping to marry up with Samuel — who instead fell for Lillian and married her. But this story, PLAIN PROMISE, is Sadie’s story.

Sadie has been corresponding with Milo, an Amish man in Texas. When she rents out her guest cottage for 3 months — in the winter — to an Englischer, she has no idea that she’ll grow to love him and his son. But who will be giving up the most if they begin a life together?

In the meantime, Milo s
Oct 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
I just finished reading the first three books in this "Daughter's of the Promise" series. My mom lent me the books (she loves reading about the Amish), and I was skeptical. I have read a few Amish books before, and while interesting at times, I found them a little on the dull side.

I really really enjoyed these three books, and although 4 stars feels like way too many, 3 stars is simply not enough.

The stories are simple, incredibly predictable, and often times a little too "tidy", and yet......

Upon reading Ms. Wiseman's debut novel, Plain Perfect, I thought that here was an author with a fresh new approach to the Amish fiction genre. Unfortunately, she seems to have found one formula that worked and isn't about to stray from it. There is no reason to add a "spoiler" to this review; anyone over the age of 12 will know the ending before they finish the first two chapters. Having said that, I still, for some unknown reason, like Amish fiction well enough to keep reading her series. I jus ...more
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really liked this one, it was more than just a warm fuzzy easy read for me. But there was a child in the book with special needs so that really stuck a cord with me. And YAY Kade! He sacrificed his whole lifestyle to do what he felt was best for his son and to follow where God was leading him.
I laughed out loud a few times while reading this book. Kade is humorous and Jonas is hilarious. It cracked me up Kade was trying to get control of his new horse, Loco (whose apparent reputation preceeds
Kelly Hager
May 09, 2010 rated it liked it
This is the latest in a series of novels, but you'll be able to follow it even if you haven't read the others.

Sadie is Amish. Her husband died a few years ago and she's been corresponding for the past couple years with an Amish guy in a different order (and state).

She expects that they'll eventually get married.

But then a non-Amish guy rents her cottage. There are sparks and I'm sure you can guess what happens.

It's predictable, but I don't mean that in a bad way. This is an incredibly comfortin
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: amish

I am really enjoying this Amish series. Parts of the story aren't really believable, but it is nice to read a feel good romantic novel filled with God. In this book, a recently windowed Sadie Fisher, rents her cabin to a wealthy exclusive "Englischer" (Kade Saunders) while dreaming of the time when a widowed man from another settlement(Milo)will come for her for potential marriage and children. As Sadie and Kade become more acquainted, they discover a deep friendship bound by Kade's autistic son
Jan 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved the book - you have to suspend reality to belief the premise, but the characters continue the ones in the first 2 books so you feel like you are part of the family and care about the characters. One more book in this series. I enjoy reading about the Amish and how so much of what is so stressful and important to me would be a non-issue if I was more into the Plain living - but they also have stresses and anxieties that I don't have that aren't always portrayed in the books, so I'm sure i ...more
May 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Plain Promise is the third book in Beth Wiseman's Daughters of the Promise series. I have read the first two books in the series, and this one was the weakest of the three. The female protagonist, Sadie, had a minor role in the first two books. She seemed to be an interesting character, so I was glad to see a book that focused on her story. Unfortunately, the male protagonist, a non-amish man named Kade, and his son Tyler, did not seem realistic to me. The book has an easy, peaceful feel to it, ...more
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Aug 20, 2015 11:32AM  
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  • A Hand to Hold (Hearts of Middlefield, #3)
  • Anna's Return (Pleasant Valley, #3)
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  • Lilly's Wedding Quilt (Patch of Heaven, #2)
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