Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Anything But Plain by Suzanne Woods Fisher


t'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?



About The Author


Suzanne Woods Fisher loves stories worth telling about people worth remembering. With over a million copies of her book sold worldwide, this bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 books is always on the lookout for the unsung hero with an untold story.

Readers are invited to stop by Suzanne's website at: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com


My Review


This is a great read, but we are given a couple of substories, that do play a big part in what is happen in this Amish Community

You have to love Nathan, what a heart this young man has, not only for Lydia, but for his family and others.

There is family and community drama here, Lydia is a doodler, and a bit flighty, but a very kind and sweet girl, and a Bishop's daughter. Nathan is a farmer at heart and his father is struggling with their farm, with corn failures, he pits the brothers against each other. Now his brother, Mick, who has one foot out the door, is up to a challenge, and we are there to see how the brothers fair.

We meet caring Dok who recognizes herself in her niece, and is a catalyst to bringing help both with her and within her family.

This becomes a page turner as I looked for answers, and hoped for the best outcome, but there are surprises here, some good others devastating!

Welcome back to Stony Ridge!

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Revell, and was not required to give a positive review.

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