Beth Wiseman, Plain Promise Daughters of the Promise, Number Three

by Beth Wiseman

Paperback, 2009

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Available

Call number

813.6

Publication

Thomas Nelson; 1 Original edition (2009)

Description

Fiction. Literature. Romance. Christian Fiction. HTML: Sadie Always Believed in God�s Promises. But Can She Really Trust His Heart? Young Amish widow, Sadie Fisher, leads a simple life in the quiet countryside of Lancaster County selling Amish goods to a steady stream of tourists. Though it is a good life, lately she�s wondered if it is God�s will for her to remain without a husband and a family. Winters can be brutally cold and lonely in Pennsylvania, so Sadie rejoices when a renter signs up for a three month stay in her guest cottage. But when wealthy, impulsive Englischer Kade Saunders arrives, she isn�t sure she wants him around that long. Sadie feels the stress of the bishop�s watchful eye, expecting her to act in accordance with the Ordnung, the understood behavior by which the Amish live. To complicate things, Kade is soon surprised with sole custody of a child he barely knows�his five-year-old autistic son, Tyler. Sadie and young Tyler form an immediate connection. As she grows to love and understand this exceptional child, her feelings for Kade grow into something that both terrifies and exhilarates her. And while Kade seems to feel the attraction to her as well, their worlds couldn�t be farther apart. Sadie must stay true to her Amish roots, but denying the love she feels is impossible. Could it be that God has the improbable in store for Sadie? And will she have the faith to step into a love bigger than she�s ever dreamed possible?.… (more)

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ISBN

1595547207 / 9781595547200

User reviews

LibraryThing member skstiles612
enjoyed this book. It was after I read it that I realized it was the third book in a series. I will definitely have to get the first two and read them. Sadie belongs to the old order Amish. She is a widow and has been writing to Milo, an Amish man in Texas. She waits for his phone call each
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Tuesday. She thinks and hopes that he is the one God is sending her way. Then her world is turned upside down by the entrance of Kade.. He is trying to get away from the rat race called life. He has rented the small cottage on Sadie’s property. It has electricity unlike her place. Unfamiliar with the Amish ways he makes several blunders when trying to be friendly to Sadie. The two begin to build a friendship when Kade’s estranged wife drops their autistic son off so that she can run off and get married. Kade has to adjust to a life with his son Tyler. As time goes on he finds his way back to God and a peacefulness begins to fill his life. His feelings toward Sadie begin to change and his relationship with Tyler changes into something he could only dream about. This story is full of lessons of hope, love and perseverance. The promises that we receive from God if we are only willing to stop, listen and let him guide us. I am finding that I love stories of the Amish. At first I thought it was because I live in an area full of Mennonite and Amish. I finally realized that so much of their lives remind me of my simple upbringing on a farm in Indiana. A time I love to remember. A time that was far from the rat race of life. It was a time in my life when my parents taught me to rely on God for everything. I have so many friends that need to read this book simply because I know that they will love the messages within.
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LibraryThing member wearylibrarian
Sadie Fisher's husband has died and Milo, the man she had been writing to in Texas (and hoping to marry) has told her he is marrying someone else. She decides to rent out the small cottage on her land and gets permission from the Bishop to wire it for electricity in order to rent it to an
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Englisher. Shortly after Kade moves in, his ex-wife arrives with their young autistic son, Tyler. She tells Kade she is tired and it is time he took some responsibility for his son. She says she will be back eventually to get him. When she is killed in an automobile accident, Kade is 'stuck' with Tyler permanently. He can hardly control his son and, although his ex has given him a notebook full of information on Tyler's likes and dislikes in great detail, Kade has not read it, thinking she is exaggerating.

Sadie is falling in love with Kade and Tyler but knows that it is a forbidden love. Will Kade join the Amish faith in order to marry Sadie or will she return to Texas to help him raise his son in the English world?

This book is not my favorite of the series. It took awhile to get into the book and it never really grabbed me and held my attention. I finished it mainly because I hate to start a book and not finish it.
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LibraryThing member mrsjason
One would think that after a while all Amish stories start to blend together. While that may be the case, the trick is to write a good and unique story to make it stand apart. I think that's what Beth Wiseman has done with her books, because so far I've really enjoyed all of them. Sadie is unique
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because not only is she a widow, she rents out her cottage (that has electricity!) to an Englisch single man, and she's writing letters to another Amish guy in another state. That's quite a bit of excitement for people who are supposed to be living simple lives.

I really thought it was interesting to bring a topic like autism into the Amish world and see how they would react to it. Sadie doesn't really know what exactly is going on (I guess no one in the Amish gets it?) but she does her best to try to comfort Tyler whenever he starts getting antsy. The Bible verse speaking is a bit freaky but it adds to the story very well. To be honest, from the brief interaction we had with her and the way Kade described her, I was not a fan of Tyler's mother and actually quite glad as to what happened to her. I know that sounds terribly sadistic but the way she handled the situation was done very poorly and she should have thought of the consequences better.

I did feel that this book did go into the over dramatic side at times with everything that happened in the book. Also the ending was a bit predictable, as I knew exactly what Kade was going to do as soon as I started reading. I think for once it would be interesting to have one spouse remain Amish and the other to stay non-Amish but I guess that would make things too difficult. Overall though, I did like the book. I enjoy this author's style of writing as it is comforting and she does a good job of bringing the characters to life. I'll be looking forward to when the fourth book in the series comes out next year.
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LibraryThing member drebbles
Even though she runs a thriving store selling Amish goods to tourists and is surrounded by good friends, young Amish widow Sadie Fisher is lonely. Her husband died in a tragic accident and they never had children. She is thrilled when she rents out the guest cottage on her property - winters can be
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long and she needs the extra income - but her growing attraction to the tenant, Englischer Kade Saunders, begins to frighten her. Kade is also attracted to Sadie although he knows they are from two different worlds. As Kade begins to question many parts of his life, he is also dealing with his young autistic son Tyler. Together Sadie and Kade discover God has plans for them they never would have guessed.

"Plain Promise" is the charming third book in Beth Wiseman's Daughters of the Promise romance novels set in the Amish community (the first two are Plain Perfect and Plain Pursuit). While "Plain Promise" focuses on the Sadie/Kade relationship readers also get to revisit characters from the first two books such as Lillian and Samuel and Carley and Noah. The Sadie/Kade relationship is nicely developed throughout the course of the book. Sadie is a very realistic character who begins to question her faith after her husband's death and fights her attraction to both Kade and his son. Her mixed emotions about her feelings for Kade are very well done. Kade too is well done as he struggles to deal with Tyler and begins to realize how shallow his life has been. Wiseman gives us glimpses into Kade's life outside the Amish community which really helps develop him as a character. The electricity between Sadie and Kade really crackles in a few scenes. There is a secondary romance in the book that is cute, yet sad at the same time as the characters deal with the problems of aging. The Amish faith is dealt with nicely as are how they deal with certain modern conveniences. Readers may, as both Kade and Sadie do, question some of the Amish beliefs and embrace others. For the most part the book is well written and believable, although Wiseman does clear the path for the Sadie/Kade romance a bit too conveniently.

"Plain Promise" is a nice sweet romance set in the Amish community.
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LibraryThing member judyg54
Although this was a very well told story in this series, is was not as good as the first two. Mainly because I had a hard time wrapping my mind around the possibility of Kade converting to the Amish way of life. These books can be read as stand alone stories, but to really get to know these
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characters you need to read them in the order written.

Sadie Fisher lost her husband Ben several years ago and is wondering if she will ever find true love again. She rents out a small cottage on her property to an Englischer Kade Saunders, for a month to earn some more income there in the Amish community in PA. Kade is a well-known architecture in the world, but has no peace and contentment in his life and seeks some solitude in this out of the way cottage. But when his ex-wife drops his 5 year old autistic son, Tyler, on him to watch and leaves, he is without a clue what to do. Sadie will help him with his stress and little Tyler is a boy who is hard not to love. There is alot going on in this story, can't get into all of it, but Kade and Sadie get stuck together in a blizzard and their feelings for each other start to grow, even though they both know nothing can come of it, since she is Amish and he is not. The author did a good job of making you understand these folks and the struggles they have, but I still thought it hard to believe this ending.
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