Friday, February 12, 2010

A while back I followed a link on another blog to a site where you sign up to receive free books, provided you post a review of them.  I'm all about the free books, so I decided to give it a try. 

The book I got is an Amish romance called Plain Pursuit.  I've always been fascinated by the Amish, and this book is quite good at making you feel like you're getting a peek into the Plain world.  Not as good as Beverly Lewis' books, but still very interesting.  The author, Beth Wiseman, uses a good bit of the Pennsylvania Dutch sprinkled throughout the novel to make it feel more like you're getting to see something a bit exotic.

The premise of the story is a newspaper journalist, Carley Marek, after a personal tragedy, goes to visit a friend who has converted to the Amish lifestyle.  While there they discover the 13 year old son, David, of her friends husband is seriously ill.  Carley meets a man she falls in love with, Noah, who happens to be the shunned brother of David's father.  Typical romance novel plot, with a medical and Amish twist.

There were a few times I had to suspend disbelief while reading - the medical scenes were a little flimsy if you'd ever read actual medical thrillers, or had any real medical knowledge.  But overall it was a very enjoyable read.  At the very end of the book are recipes for some of the dishes mentioned in the book, bread, cookies, meatloaf and corn casserole.  I'm actually looking forward to trying a couple of those. 

So thanks to BookSneeze for the book!  (even if I think the name of the site leaves something to be desired.  And a desire to hand someone a tissue)



Sounds like an interesting book!

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentines day my bloggy friend!!

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!


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