Plain Paradise : Daughters of Promise

  • by Beth Wiseman
  • Narrated by Renee Ertl
  • Series: Daughters of Promise
  • 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Josephine Dronberger was a scared teenager when she left her baby in the care of an Old Order Amish couple. But 17 years have passed and Josie longs to reconnect with her daughter.
Linda - as the couple named the child - is promised to Stephen Ebersol, the bishop's grandson. They plan to marry in the fall. When her birth mother comes to Paradise, Linda is drawn to a world she's never known. Will the direction she's been heading since birth be suddenly derailed, and who will stand by her convictions-mother or daughter?


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Customer Reviews

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Simply wonderful

A great story with a great message full of hope and direction. A fabulous book which will remain a treasure.
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- Anne

Excellent story but not my favourite in the series

I was surprised to find that this was probably my least favourite of Beth Wiseman's novels so far, but still an excellent story! I think this is attributed to how young Linda was, as it made her a bit more difficult to relate to. Sometimes she could be quite immature, which didn't settle well with the fact she was constantly thinking about getting married to Stephen, and made me wonder whether she was really old enough to be a wife and mother. I loved reading about Josie and Mary Ellen reconciling their differences, even if this was only a small part of the novel. A lot of the novel focused on Josie's spiritual journey, and readers of my reviews will know that conversion plots aren't exactly a favourite of mine, but Josie's was interesting to read. I loved that Beth displayed how powerful prayer and healing can be, topics which can sometimes be a bit taboo among certain Christian circles. God still heals, even in the twenty-first century, and even among the Amish! So although I didn't always relate to Linda due to her youth, I did thoroughly enjoy this novel and will be looking out for the opportunity to read the final book in the series. 8/10
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- Rachel Brand

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-03-2010
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio