Just Plain Sadie by Amy Lillard (review by Kristi)

Just Plain Sadie


From Goodreads: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…

Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Expected publication: March 29th 2016 by Zebra


My review: It was nice going back to Wells Landing, Oklahoma again and catching up with old friends and being introduced to new people. Sadie Kauffman is the focus of this book and she finds herself caught between two men–one Amish and the other Mennonite. When it comes right down to it can Sadie find happiness with one of them?

This book was unique in that Sadie’s story focuses on the differences between the Amish and Mennonite faiths. I have read many books where the Amish characters are attracted to someone who is Englisch but never where they were attracted to a Mennonite person and how the relationship is “forbidden”. This was an interesting storyline and it kept me interested from beginning to end.

I am going to be quite honest and say I was a little disappointed with the way the story ended. Sadie didn’t pick who I wanted her to but I fully understand why she picked who she did.

Great storyline, solid writing, and genuine characters make Just Plain Sadie anything but boring. An enjoyable read for fans of Amish fiction.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion which I have given.


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