Plain Peace, by Beth Wiseman, is the sixth book in the Daughters of the Promise series. Those who regularly read Wiseman’s novels will also recognize many characters from the Land of Canaan series. As always, it is wonderfully written and keeps one’s attention to the very end.
Anna Byler, a beautiful Amish girl, has not ever had a date. Her grandfather, the bishop, is so strict that the young men are all afraid of him. So when Jacob Hostetler arrives in Paradise with his family, she dares to ask him to take her out. They quickly fall in love, but the bishop refuses to allow their relationship. This, along with the difficulties Jacob’s family has dealing with his sister’s recent death, creates a bleak situation for the young couple. Neither is comfortable either deceiving Anna’s grandfather or remaining apart.
I enjoyed reading this novel. I especially enjoyed the secondary characters, such as Marianne, a pillar of the faith. I was also glad to follow up on Lucy’s situation, carried over from another book. This was a great read, one I would recommend to all who enjoy Amish fiction.
I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.