Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Review: Just Plain Sadie by:Amy Lillard
About the Book:
The Amish of Wells Landing, Oklahoma, treasure their close-knit community, and the promise of their growing families. But one young woman is struggling to choose a future that is true to both her heart and her faith…
Everyone in Wells Landing has long expected Sadie Kauffman and Chris Flaud to marry--despite Sadie's telling them differently. While she loves Chris, it is more as a friend than a husband. Yet at twenty-two, the plainest girl in her group, Sadie is also the only one who is still single. Perhaps it's time to be practical and marry Chris--though he still has not asked. But when Sadie meets a kind, handsome Mennonite, it seems her prayers have been answered…
With Ezra Hein, Sadie at last feels the joy she nearly gave up on. Unfortunately, others only feel shock that she would consider marrying an outsider. To complicate matters, Chris has finally begun talking to Sadie about their future. Distressed, Sadie will have to search her heart to recognize God's marvelous gifts to her--and find the courage to accept them, challenges and all…
Sadie reminds me of my daughter a lot! My daughter is 18 and has never dated and feels that she will die old and alone. Sadie seems to think along the same lines. But we all know that God has something better for them than that. Sadie feels like she is the only girl that is still single and while she may have a slight prospect in the form of a young man by the name of Chris Flaud he seems very clueless himself. That's never good! So what is a girl to do?!
Soon Sadie meets someone out of her Amish community that is not particularly a prime catch especially because he is Mennonite not Amish so that can definitely pose a problem for her, him, and any future they could possibly have together. There is only one small problem she seems just a tiny bit smitten with Ezra. She feels very torn when it seems that both gentlemen discuss their futures with her.
Love is so simple yet so very complicated!
It is fun to watch these things happen but definitely not to be in the middle of them. Sadie has to trust God and His will for her life but it sure won't be that easy!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.