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Plain Jayne by Hillary Manton Lodge

2/25/10


Summary (from the Publisher):

Jayne Tate loves her life as it is-living in a big city, working as a reporter for a fast-paced newspaper, and dating a guy who knows nothing about her past. But when her father passes away, she's forced to take another look at what she wants for her future. After losing out on an important career opportunity, Jayne decides to escape to Oregon's Amish country, hoping for solace and maybe a story.

Yet even in the land of buggies and bonnets, Jayne finds life more complicated than she expected. Can she persuade herself that her growing friendship with the mysterious Levi Burkholder is just about research? Where does God fit in all of this? And what's a green tea-drinking, laptop-using, motorcycle-riding reporter to do when a little Plain living starts to change her?

About the Author (from the Publisher):

Hillary Manton Lodge graduated from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism. When not working on her next novel, Hillary enjoys photography, art films, and discovering new restaurants. She and her husband, Danny, reside in the Pacific Northwest.

You can visit Hillary's website here.

My Review:

I truly enjoyed this story. Jayne is a dynamic character who has a troubling past that she needs to deal with but instead, she escapes to write a story on the Amish. She begins discovering things about her life and her faith while she is there.
Her attraction to Levi, a man who has left the Amish community, but still keeps ties to his family, complicates things.

Her struggle with her faith is something that I think many people can relate to. I found the author's perspective about the Amish refreshing. The author brought a great sense of humor and wit to her writing. I would recommend this book to any fan of Amish fiction.

Thank you to Glass Road PR for providing me a copy for review.

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