Sadie Always Believed in GodÆs 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 sheÆs wondered if it is GodÆs 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 isnÆt sure she wants him around that long. Sadie feels the stress of the bishopÆs 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 knowsùhis 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 couldnÆt 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 sheÆs ever dreamed possible?
Book 3 of the "Daughter of the Promise" series, Plain Promise focuses on the friendship and lives of Sadie and Kade. Sadie is a devout Amish widow who misses her husband who died in an accident, and Kade is a wealthy and worldly Englischer who is seeking spiritual peace, and hopes to find it during a vacation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He is trying to heal from the breakup of his marriage to the superficial Monica, who has already moved on with another man. Little does he know that his life will be changed by his friendship with the polar opposite Sadie, as well as a surprise visit from the son he hasn't seen in several months. This book beautifully handles both Autism and Alzheimer's Disease, and shows us that Amish families must deal with some of the same issues that we Englischers encounter.
In Wiseman's books, we not only learn about the beliefs, rules and customs of the Amish people; she also gives us the reasoning behind them. For example, a woman's lovely long hair is put up under her kapp for the public, and is to be fully seen only by her husband, This is to avoid becomimg too caught up in appearances. One of my favorite things about the Amish faith is the emphasis on inner beauty, over the fading and vain outer beauty. Like the Bible itself teaches, a person's true beauty is on the inside. But when the Amish, themselves, are not sure about a rule that has been handed down for so many years, the characters are honest about not knowing the original reason, while respecting and living by the historical rules. I will not give away any spoilers, but suffice it to say that the reader of "Plain Promise" enjoys a well-written, wholesome book that includes spiritual growth, likeable characters that you root for, romance and suspenseful moments. These books are a delight to read! I look forward to Book 4!