Anything but plain

Suzanne Woods Fisher

Book - 2022

"Impulsive and unreserved, Lydie Stoltzfus has always felt like a disappointment-a square peg in a round hole in her quiet Amish community. Leaving Stoney Ridge seems like her best move -- even though it would mean leaving Nathan Yoder behind." --

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Christian fiction
Romance fiction
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group [2022]
Main Author
Suzanne Woods Fisher (author)
Item Description
Includes an excerpt from the author's The sweet life (pages 293-309).
Physical Description
309 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 289).
Contents unavailable.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

A young woman contemplates leaving the Amish community in this enjoyable romance from Fisher (The Sweet Life). Nineteen-year-old Lydie Stoltzfus is easily distracted and struggles to hold down a job. Though most of her peers have been baptized, she still feels she isn't ready and believes that she's a disappointment to her family and friends, so she's secretly planning to leave the Amish community. Then her domineering grandmother, known to Lydie as "Mammi the Meddler," arrives in town and announces her intention to keep an eye on Lydie and help take care of her younger siblings. Lydie takes a job as a receptionist for her aunt, a doctor who left the Amish community as a teenager and who diagnoses Lydie with ADHD, offering her a new perspective on her troubles. Meanwhile, Lydie's 19-year-old neighbor Nathan Yoder competes with his brother for control of the family farm. He develops a crush on Lydie, but she fights her feelings for him because she plans to leave soon. Readers will be won over by the delightful leads, and the nuanced treatment of Lydie's ADHD and crisis of faith brings depth to the narrative. This is another winner from Fisher. (Oct.)

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