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Autumn 7

I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him.

Psalm 62:1 (NLT)



A Plain Leaving by Leslie Gould

A Plain Leaving by Leslie Gould

This Book was supplied to me by Bethany House Publishers for a review in return.

Book Description

At age twenty, Jessica Bachman left her two beloved sisters and her Amish community after clashing with the new bishop about her role in the family and the future of their farm. She tried to convince Silas Kemp, who’d been courting her for two years, to join her, but when he said no, she fled anyway.

Three years later, she returns home for the first time since leaving Lancaster to attend her father’s funeral. Her arrival back revives all sorts of emotions–yearnings and sorrows alike. Jessica knows things will never return to how they were. But in seeing Silas again, she can’t help but wonder what might have been.

Struggling to decide where her next step should take her, she learns the story of a Revolutionary War-era ancestor that echoes her own choices. Will Jessica leave her family and community forever, or is there peace and healing and love yet to come?

My Review

This book is one of the best books I have read by Leslie Gould.  I love reading about the Amish and this book was so good that I would suggest people who love Amish as much as I do should read it.

This book is the first book in The Sisters of Lancaster County.  The book is about Jessica Bachmann and other characters in the book as well.  This book is a GREAT book in my opinion.  Jessica leaves her Amish life for the Englisch world and to me I don’t know why, but that is just me.  She goes back to Lancaster County when she hears about her Dat’s passing away.  When she arrives, she is treated really bad except for Silas who was her beau before she left.  The only one in her immediate family that doesn’t treat her bad is her sister Leisel.  She kinda reminds me of my sister.  The other one who is super kind to her is her Aunty Suz who lives in the Dawdi Haus.

Aunty Suz tells Jessica the story of Ruby Bachmann and her life was GREAT.  She loses her mamm and that hurts her but it relates to Jessica’s life and I loved this part.

Then, after Jessica’s Dat’s funeral, she leaves to go back to Englisch life but it just isn’t her, so the Lord is really working on her to return to the Amish.

I am not going to say anything else about the book or I will ruin it for you.  I would suggest this book to my family and friends.  Thank you, Leslie Gould for giving us such a GREAT book to read and give a review.  Thank you Bethany House for giving me the opportunity to read this book and give a review.