Thursday, November 7, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Blog Tour - Beth Wiseman

Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction are hosting the 12 Days of Christmas! They've teamed up with three of their authors, Colleen Coble, Tricia Goyer, and Beth Wiseman, for a Merry Facebook Party on November 12th {5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern}. Colleen, Tricia, and Beth will host an evening of book chat, Christmas traditions, and of course plenty of presents!

But wait! There's more! Each day between now and November 12th a different book (10 copies of each book) will be given away on the Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction Facebook Page. Ring in the holiday season and warm your heart with some great reads from Thomas Nelson and Zondervan!

Click here to ENTER each day's giveaway here.
RSVP for the Christmas Party here!

Good luck and hope to see you on the evening of the 12th!


Today I am featuring Beth Wiseman's Plain Peace. Earlier this week, I featured each of the other three books by Colleen Coble and Tricia Goyer.

Click here to read my review of Holy Night by Colleen Coble.
Click here to read my review of Silent Night by Colleen Coble.
Click here to read my review of A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer.

Plain Peace
(A Daughters of the Promise Novel)
Beth Wiseman
(Thomas Nelson)
ISBN: 978-1401685942
November 2013/320 pages/$15.99

Anna’s grandfather seems determined to ruin her Rumspringa . . . and any hopes she has of finding a husband.

Anna Byler should be enjoying her Rumspringa as allowed by her faith. But because of the strict rules enforced by her grandfather—the bishop—the available suitors in town are afraid to court her. Even Anna’s grandmother is keeping a big secret from Anna’s grandfather in an effort to keep the peace. Under her grandfather’s oppressive watch, Anna begins to feel her faith slipping and wonders if God has forsaken her.

Jacob Hostetler and his family have relocated to Lancaster County following a family tragedy in Ohio. As his family struggles to rebuild their lives, Jacob is forced to act as head of the household when his father is unable to cope with recent events. It’s been a long time since Jacob has felt any joy. Until he meets Anna Byler. But will Anna’s grandfather succeed at keeping them apart? And can Jacob put the past behind him and open his heart?


Beth is a Carol Award Winner, Inspirational Readers Choice Winner, INSPY Winner, and the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. All of her books have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) bestseller list and the CBA (Christian Book Association) bestseller list. She grew up in Houston, Texas and now resides in a small town west of Houston with a population of around 300. She lives with her husband, two dogs, two cats, two pot bellied pigs, two chickens and a pygmy goat. Her two grown sons also live in Texas. Beth has been writing in some capacity for most of her life. She’s a former award-winning journalist with eleven honors, including ‘First Place News Writing’ for The Texas Press Association. However, writing love stories with a spiritual message is where her heart is. When Beth isn’t writing (which is seldom these days) she enjoys traveling, cooking, fishing, reading, or just settling in for a good movie. Her best times are spent with family and friends! Find out more about Beth at and on Facebook and Twitter.


I've been enjoying Beth Wiseman's books from the time I "randomly" picked up her debut novel at a bookstore and and discovered we graduated from the same high school and lived on adjacent streets! Plain Peace concludes her Daughters of the Promise series, and I enjoyed returning to Paradise, Pennsylvania to read the story of Anna and Jacob. Wiseman's Amish novels always have a unique spin to them and this one is no different. Anna's grandmother is not at all what one would expect for the wife of the ramrod-strict bishop's wife. Endearing characters touched my heart in this tale that transcends genres and demonstrates the commonality of life's challenges. I especially liked Wiseman's portrayal of Lucy and her desire to start anew after her previous sins. . .as well as the honest struggles wrestled with by many in the community as they worked to offer her forgiveness and acceptance. A story of love and grace, forgiveness and healing, Plain Peace is, simply, plain good!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a digital copy of this book from Thomas Nelson & Litfuse Publicity as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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