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?
©2010 Beth Wiseman (P)2010 Oasis
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anne on 11-12-17

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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4 out of 5 stars
By Rachel Brand on 19-10-11

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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3 out of 5 stars
By Mia on 07-08-13

Fab series: The weakest book in the series?

Would you try another book from Beth Wiseman and/or Renee Ertl?

Yes: This fantastic idea of a clean romance series for adults is a thril. Whilst, this plot is top slick, it takes you back to the amish world. The characters remains the same.The main characters though differs from book to book. The things I adore are the ouls coming back.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The ending should be realistic.

Which character – as performed by Renee Ertl – was your favorite?


Was Plain Paradise worth the listening time?

Every book is worthy our time.

Any additional comments?

Pick up book #1. So perfect.

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