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Miriam Raber enjoys life in her Old Order Amish community, and she is hopeful that Saul Fisher will propose to her soon. But when Saul starts talking about leaving the only world either of them has ever known, Miriam imagines what her life might be like as an Englischer. One thing she knows for certain, she loves Saul and feel he's the one God has chosen for her. But Saul's indecision has come at an inconvenient time as Miriam is noticing advances from Jesse Dienner, a man she went to school with and who wants to marry. Complicating matters is the arrival of Miriam's cousin, Madison, a worldly Englisch girl sent to live with Miriam's family following trouble back home. Who will Miriam choose a life with-and who will choose to stay in the Old Order Amish community?
I thought this book was GREAT just like all the other books I have read by Beth Wiseman. She is one of the GREATEST authors who write about the Amish.
This Book is Book 4 in the Daughters of the Promise Series. This book is mainly about Miriam Raber and Saul Fisher, who have known each other since childhood. Miriam wants to stay in the Old Order Amish and Saul wants to leave to be a Chef in a nice restaurant. This book shows how much giving and taking there is in a relationship. I was a little bit disappointed in one part of the book but that is just me. If I tell you what it is, then I would spoil it for you. Haha.
I thoroughly loved this book and it was so hard for me to put down, but then every book I have read by Beth Wiseman, I am like that. I hope you will decide to pickup this book and read it for yourself. I would suggest this book to all my family, friends or whoever loves the Amish as much as I do.
Plain Proposal is the third book in the Daughters of Promise Series. I have to tell you I loved all four books but you don't have to read all the other books in order to enjoy this book.
Miriam has been in love with Saul ever since she could remember~ she had decided as a very young girl that she would marry him. She has only had eyes for Saul Fisher her entire life. The problem is ~ rumors tell that Saul is going to leave the Amish.
Saul has a chance at a once in a lifetime job that he has always dreamed of doing. Will he choose to stay or leave. He would never dream of breaking Miriam's heart so he must not give into his desire to get to know her better.
Saul's life has not been an easy road after the death of his mother and sister. He has learned to cook, clean and take care of his younger brothers. All the time the death of his mother and sister has left a dark side in his father causing him to engage in drinking. Saul tries to keep this hid from the community. Such a heavy burden he has carried for far to long.
Miriam must decide if she is willing to follow Saul if he chooses to stay or leave the Amish. Could he even ask her to do so?
Except for a few things that I had an issue with, this book was quite good and entertaining to read. I didn't even know that this book came in a series. Once I started reading the book, I couldn't put it down. I wanted to read it all the time. I enjoyed learning about the Amish religion and how they view things. Before this book, I didn't know anything about the Amish religion.
My two complaints is that Amish people believe things that is not true in the bible. They may think they are following the bible in all aspects but they are not.
My main issue was that in the character in this book was going through some rough times and thought it was because GOD was causing her suffering and that is simply not true. GOD is a loving GOD and you can find that in the bible. And unforeseen occurrences happen as well, and you can't blame GOD for all of that. In the bible, in the book of James, Chapter one and verse 13 it clearly states" When under trial,let no one say, "I am being tried by God." For with evil things God cannot be tried nor does he himself try anyone."
My second issue was that the Amish people believe that GOD brings people to heaven when they die. That is simply not true. When you die, you are simply sleeping. There is no heaven or hell that you go to. Which can be found in the bible in ecclesiastics. In ecclesiastics it says in chapter 9, verse 5: "The living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all."
Other than that I truly enjoyed the book and would read another one by this author again. I just wish in the future people would actually read the bible and see what is honestly being said and not just twist the scriptures to fit their beliefs.
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Beth did it again. What a awesome finish to Daughters of the Promis. In this new book you bond with her characters and you find that Beth has many twists and turns throughout the book and you have to wait till the end to find the results. She has the characters going trough emotions of joy, love and yes even struggles of everyday life. You get upset with money is missing but oh what a faith they have and forgiveness in all that goes wrong. They are so much like us Englishers they have feeling of jealousy, anger, and at times its hard to forgive but they do. The character crossover with beth Land of Canaan Series and it keeps you wanting more of both series. Great jod Beth.
Beth Wiseman has created another wonderful story. It amazes me how she can weave the story line around so many characters and still bring each charater to life. This series has been a wonderful glimpse into lives of the Stoltzfus family. Each book focus' on one of the siblings and their family and friends. Each book stands alone but fits well with the others with the characters blending into each book. Each book has given us insight into the way of life of the Amish people. They are simple folks that have some of the same problems the rest of do, but thru the grace of God have learned to listen to his voice and seek his guidence. It seems too simple to just put your lives into the hands of God, but the Amish do it and it all seems to work out in the long run. Miriam has put her faith to the test and she knows what she has always wanted, Saul. She realizes that no matter where she is she will always have her faith and beliefs in God. She had never considered leaving her community, but how could she let the love of her life leave and not go with him. She would not be a good fra for any other man because her heart belongs to Saul. Beth has handled the storyline with such creativity that you can't help but be on Miriam's side and hope that all works well for her.
Shelby, the cousin from Texas, was troubled and angry when she first arrived at the farm. She learns to talk to God and to listen for God and realizes that he has not forsaken her. She finds happiness and fullfillment in the simple way of life.