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Plain Promise (Daughters of the Promise, No. 3) Paperback – September 28, 2009
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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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Plain Promise is a compelling novel about a wealthy modern man, Kade Saunders who, despite his wealth and fame, is not content or happy after his wife leaves him and he realizes that girls and people in general were only interested in him for his money. He comes to Lancaster county looking for peace while renting a cabin from young widow, Sadie Fischer. After his ex-wife suddenly drops off Kade's autistic 5yr old son, Tyler, he develops an unlikely friendship with Sadie who helps him cope with his fears about raising his autistic son whom he barely knows.
Sadie has been lonely for the past five years since her husband died, and despite her cheerful, lively personality, she has struggled in her faith and prays for God to give her a husband and family, since she and Ben were unable to have children.
After hearing of his ex-wife's death from a car accident, Kade and Sadie form an even deeper bond by sharing their own problems and fears during an enormous blizzard which left them stranded for days. Kade finds his faith growing while praying to be a better father, and Tyler, who is an amazingly good reader despite his lack of comprehension, seems to be a connection between him and God when he shares Scripture verses with both Sadie and Kade that seem to perfectly fit their situations. As their love and respect for each other grows, there are still two things preventing them from being together: Kade's not Amish, and Sadie has been writing to an Amish man in Texas for two years with previous hopes of marrying him and he is still expecting to marry her. Kade, being a man used to getting what he wants, is sorely tested when he tells Sadie to return with Milo to Texas for a visit.
It was Kade's sacrificial love for Sadie that really touched me. His search for peace and love for his sweet son, Tyler, were really heartwarming as well as his surprising simple, quiet, yet lively demeanor. Being a single girl, I could also relate very well to Sadie's dilemma and I loved that she is a true romantic and won't settle for less than true love. The well described characters really brought me into the book and compelled me to keep reading 'til I finished it. However, when I finished it, I was so sad that it was over and I can't wait to read the rest of the series!