Friday, September 28, 2012

A Plain and Simple Heart


A Plain and Simple Heart
by Lori Copeland & Virginia Smith

I cannot even tell you how much I thoroughly enjoyed this novel! Rebecca is so completely naive to the world; the situations she gets herself into made me laugh and shake my head in astonishment at the same time. Rebecca was pretty much my favorite part of this entire book, Lori and Virgina had a flash of genius when they created her! If you're looking for your typical, Beverly Lewis Amish novel...this is not it! But A Plain and Simple Heart was such a refreshing peek into the Amish world that you won't regret picking it up!  

"Sixteen-year-old Rebecca Switzer leaves the Amish community of Apple Grove, Kansas, to follow her heart. In 1884, the grand old days of the great cattle drives are rapidly drawing to a close, and the cowboy she fell in love with years before has fallen into obscurity. Her desire is plain and simple – she wants to find Jesse and convince him to return with her to Apple Grove. Rebecca announces to her horrified family that she will spend her rumspringa searching for Jesse. When she falls in with the outspoken members of the Kansas women’s temperance movement, her journey plunges her straight into the arms of Collin Hancock, the handsome deputy sheriff who arrests her. Suddenly, her heart’s desire isn’t plain anymore. Could she really be falling for a lawman instead of a cowboy?"

I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review - thank you!