Monday, March 22, 2010

Plain Jayne by Hillary Manton Lodge ~ 5 stars

Plain Jayne
Hillary Manton Lodge
Plain and Simple series #1
Harvest House Publishers
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?

With humor, faith, and unexpected romance, Plain Jayne will delight readers.

My review:
Plain Jayne is a great book. I really enjoyed reading it and getting to know the characters. Jayne is a woman who is afraid of loving because of a hurtful past, and Levi is a great man who is ready to love, despite his painful past. Despite the obstacles between them, they fall in love and learn to trust one another. Patience also becomes an important part in the story, as the characters learn to not rush each other. Hillary uses witty, compelling writing to draw you into the story and connect you to the characters. I recommend this book, and really look forward to reading the rest of the series.


Anonymous said...

This sounds like a wonderful book!! Can hardly wait to read it.

HandyFamily said...

I am reading this right now. I just started it and am enjoying it so far!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This loooks so good! Great review!

Linda Kish said...

Count me in, please.

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Carman said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting you guys! Its nice to know that people are seeing and reading my reviews!

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I would love to win this book for my little grandson, he loves animals