Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Book Review: Plain Admirer

Author: Patricia Davids
Title: Plain Admirer
Publisher: Love Inspired
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Net Galley
Book Blurb: 
Love is Only a Letter Away

So what if Joann Yoder's Amish community deems her a spinster? She's content to stay single. In the meantime, she's working hard to finally buy her dream house. So it's problematic when she's fired from her job to make room for the owner's nephew, Roman Weaver. His blue eyes aside, she simply can't stand him! Good thing she has the secret letters she's been exchanging with a mystery man to keep her going. But who is writing her letters? And could she possibly fall for him in real life, too?

Review: Patricia Davids writes really lovely Amish romance. These aren't books like Beverly Lewis or Wanda Brunstetter. These stories are love stories. Readers already know Joann from the last book.

This book is about two seemingly opposite personalities attracting...but as you read the story, you find out that Joann and Roman really aren't all that opposite at all.

I loved how they each took little jabs at each other. You could really understand it from Joann's point of view. She was being ousted from a job that she loved just so the owner's nephew could find work. The fact that she managed to be civil to him while teaching him a job she had been doing and doing well speaks volumes for her.

It is no wonder sparks flew between the two. Joann is a maedel (spinster) and Roman is a goodlooking Amish man trying to recover from an accident that left him with little use of one arm.

The arguments between Joann and Roman really made the story come alive. Of course so did the letters that they shared though neither of them know that they are writing to the other at the time.

I really loved how they came together in this story. Definitely one of Patricia's best.

Patricia Davids' Brides of Amish Country series is much like Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series. You get to meet new people and revisit old friends with each book, so each story is new, but familiar.

Rating: 5 flowers


Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I really like Patricia David's books, enjoyed your review!

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