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Plain Promise (Daughters of the Promise, No. 3) Paperback – September 28, 2009
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About the Author
Award-winning, bestselling author Beth Wiseman is best known for her Amish novels, but she has also written several successful contemporary novels, set primarily in her beloved Texas, including Need You Now and The House that Love Built. Both have received glowing reviews. Beth's The Promise is inspired by a true story. Website: www.bethwiseman.com Twitter: @bethwiseman Facebook: Fans-of-Beth-Wiseman
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As a former newspaper reporter, Beth was honored by her peers with eleven journalism awards, including first place news writing for The Texas Press Association. She has been a humor columnist for The 1960 Sun in Houston and published articles in various publications. However, writing novels is where her heart is. She left her job as a journalist in 2008 to write novels fulltime.
Beth has a deep affection for the Amish and their simpler way of life, and while she plans to continue writing Amish love stories, she is also branching out into other areas. Her first non-Amish, contemporary--Need You Now--released in April 2012 and landed on the CBA Bestseller List. She enjoyed writing the story based in a town near where she lives, and she chose another small Texas town for her next non-Amish contemporary--The House that Love Built--which is based in Smithville, the same quaint town where movies such as Hope Floats and Tree of Life were filmed. Beth continued to spread her wings when she released The Promise in October 2014. Inspired by actual events, The Promise follows Beth's characters all the way to Pakistan. Beth was involved in the real-life rescue when her friend was held captive in Pakistan. Beth is currently working on book #2 in her new Amish Secrets series, tentatively titled Jacob's Ladder. Book #1--Her Brother's Keeper--recently released and was chosen as a Top Pick by RT Reviews Magazine.
Beth and her husband are empty nesters enjoying the country life in Texas with three dogs and a rooster. When she's not writing, she loves to travel, paint, and enjoy time with friends and family. You can find Beth at Fans of Beth Wiseman on Facebook where she interacts with readers and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bethwiseman.
Top Customer Reviews
As with the other books in this series, the book contains a helpful Pennsylvania Dutch glossary at the beginning, as well as a reading guide and Amish recipes at the end of the book.
Although there were portions of the book I liked, it is my least favorite so far in this series. The story of the friendship between the young widow Sadie and outsider Kade is sweet, but not believable. I did enjoy seeing how Sadie and the rest of the Amish community related to Kade's autistic son Tyler. These were some of the best parts of the story.
Since Kade is not Amish, he questions Sadie about some of the Amish practices that are confusing to him. Sadie seems to agree with some of the opinions expressed by Kade, but she doesn't explain her beliefs wholeheartedly, but then these doubts are not addressed again which is disappointing. In addition, I found the side story of the romance between Jonas and Lizzie to be distracting from the main story and I found myself skimming through those pages.
Overall, I found the book to be okay, but not great. The ending is upbeat even though I didn't think it was realistic. Readers that are able to suspend disbelief may enjoy the book more than I did.
That being said, this is certainly not the most poorly written book I have ever read. I was able to read the whole thing and it was somewhat enjoyable. . . just left a lot to be desired. I would not pay money for the experience though.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ach! Such a beautiful story!
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This was a multiple romance story, with even more to it and some surprises. So if you like to read Amish novels, you will love this one!Published 5 months ago by Bonnie Mcdonald
I loved this book and am reading the next in the series right now. What a wonderful love story !Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
So far I have not been disappointed in this series of books. I have devoured its one the most and looking for the rest of it with anticipation.