Thursday, October 27, 2022

Review: Anything but Plain by:Suzanne Woods Fisher

 Anything But Plain

About the Book:

 It's not easy being the bishop's daughter, especially for Lydie Stoltzfus. She's not like other Amish girls, as much as she wishes she were. The only thing she does well is disappoint others. Leaving her family and church seems unbearable, but staying might be worse.

Knowing Lydie is "between" jobs, the local doctor asks her to fill in at the front desk for a few months. To Lydie, this is a boon. It gives her time to figure out how she's going to say goodbye to her neighbor, Nathan Yoder--the main reason she needs to leave Stoney Ridge. Nathan claims he's in love with her, but she knows she's not good enough for him. If in doubt, Nathan's father reminds her frequently.

As Dok spends time with Lydie, she recognizes symptoms of a disorder rare among the Amish. She offers treatment for Lydie. But will it be enough to make her stay? Or has help come too late?

My Review:

 Speaking on the main idea in the book or at least the ADHD aspect that was woven throughout the storyline. It really gives us a different perspective. In my ignorance, you think that the Amish community rarely if ever experiences this, but nothing could be further from the truth. The book did a very good job or portraying what its really like living with this disorder and ways to overcome it.

 I really come to like Lydie. She seemed humble, down to earth and a very genuine person. She never wants to impose on anyone and I liked that side of her. I felt like Nathan was very presumptuous and I was still "ify" on his character even at the end of the book.

 Overall, the book is a warm hearted story that seems very sweet in nature. Definitely, would recommend!

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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