About the Book:
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. When her father passes away though, she’s forced to take another look at what she wants out of life. After losing out on the big career opportunity she was hoping for, she decides to escape to Oregon Amish country, seeking solace and maybe a big story.
Even in this land of buggies and bonnets, Jayne finds life more complicated than she expected. Can she persuade herself that her growing friendship with the mysterious and handsome Levi Burkholder is just about research? And what’s a latte-drinking, laptop-using, motorcycle-riding reporter to do when this new life starts to change her?
About the Author:
Hillary Manton Lodge graduated from the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism. She works as a freelance photographer while following her passion to write fiction. The author of Plain Jayne, she and her husband, Danny, live in Eugene, Oregon.
Please visit www.hillarymantonlodge.com .
I am super happy that I had the chance to read this new Amish novel by Hillary Manton Lodge. This is Hillary’s debut book and she already has a wonderful talent that matches that of Beth Wiseman or Wanda Brunstetter.
Hillary brings us to a lovely character named Jayne, a reporter for an Oregon paper. She’s trying to overcome things from her past and she hightales it to Amish country for a freelance story, befriends the owner of an Amish woodshop, Levi, and is taken in by an Amish family, where she begins to question her life. Jayne, Levi, Sara and all the other amazing characters, make their way deep into your heart and you will laugh and cry with them as if you have been friends with them all your life!
Not only does Hillary make sure that this is not your typical Amish book by adding so much more humor to this story, she adds God to the works with a message of His love, grace and forgiveness.
Plain Jayne is just the first of Hillary’s books, but I know, with the wonderful talent she shows, we are in for many more books by her- the next of which is Simply Sara, due to release in September 2010. Plain Jayne is at the top of my recommendation list, with a 5 star (I wish it could be more!) review from me!
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*A copy of this book was provided for review by Glass Roads PR/ Harvest House Publishers*