Plain Pursuit is the second novel by Beth Wiseman. Along with her first book, Plain Perfect, Plain Pursuit is a Daughters of Promise novel. Each of the Daughters of Promise novels focus on one woman’s journey into the Amish Community.
Carley Marek is a reporter living in Houston. She has experienced a series of tragedies, and as a result, is suffering flashbacks. Her work has begun to suffer, so her boss insists that she take a month off to allow herself time to heal. Not content to take a month’s vacation, Carley decides to visit an old friend who has now converted to the Amish faith and is living in Pennsylvania. She hopes to research for an article on the Amish while she’s visiting. Her visit ends up being nothing like Carley anticipated, and she finds she isn’t the only one who needs healing.
I have been a fan of Amish fiction for many years. I like reading about the simple life, and am interested in learning about the Amish faith. Most of the Amish fiction I’ve read has a romantic element as well, and I’m a sucker for a sweet romance. I enjoyed the romantic storyline in Plain Pursuit. However, this book doesn’t provide much insight into the Amish faith except for their practice of shunning. I also found the Daughters of Promise theme to be very weakly developed and the development of Carley’s faith was not very deep or inspirational. Overall, the book was a nice, cozy read for a rainy day, but nothing that left me very interested in reading more about these characters.
Thomas Nelson sent me a copy of Plain Pursuit to review as a member of the Book Sneeze Blogger program. I was not compensated for this review.