Book Review: Plain Proposal, by Beth Wiseman

Book Description:

Miriam Raber takes a bold stand when her Amish boyfriend considers leaving their community. "Whatever he chooses, I'm going with him."

Miriam Raber enjoys life in her Old Order Amish community, and she is hopeful that Saul Fisher will propose to her soon. But when Saul starts talking about leaving the only world either of them has ever known, Miriam imagines what her life might look like as an Englischer. One thing she knows for certain, she loves Saul and feels he’s the one God has chosen for her. But Saul’s indecision has come at an inconvenient time as Miriam is noticing advances from Jesse Dienner, a man she went to school with and who wants to marry.

Complicating matters is the arrival of Miriam’s cousin, Madison, a worldly Englisch girl sent to live with Miriam’s family following trouble back home.

Who will Miriam choose a life with--and who will choose to stay in the Old Order Amish community?

This is my first read of an Amish-themed book, and it was a fun one. Ms. Wiseman's writing flows well, making it is easy to form pictures in your mind of the scenes and the people. I read this book in about four hours, so if you are looking for a light, enjoyable read, I highly recommend this!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson, in exchange for an honest review.

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