Series: Plain and Simple
Release Date: January 01, 2010
ABOUT THE STORY
Jayne Tate is an investigative reporter for a major daily. When her editor demands she take time off to grieve the death of her father and get her writing back up to par, Jayne instead follows her instincts. She's certain there's a story to uncover about the Amish, but where to start?
An initial interview with the intriguing owner of an Amish furniture store opens the door for Jayne to live with the Amish family he left behind. What she doesn't yet know is that her journalistic observations of this sincere, yet conflicted family are destined to cause reflections of her own childhood.
“Smart, fast-paced and chock-full of endearing characters, Lodge’s entry into inspirational fiction is a keeper, plain and simple.”
“Lodge’s Plain Jayne isn’t just another ‘bonnet book.’ The author meshes the importance of family with the power of faith and demonstrates their significance when making life-altering decisions.”
—CBA Retailers + Resources
“Capitalizing on the recent popularity of ‘bonnet romances’ but with a very different focus, Lodge’s debut contemporary inspirational offers a fresh new voice as Lodge explores issues of self-worth, family, culture, and faith in a charming, fast-paced, coming-of-age story.”
“Novels about the Amish are popular right now, but I have held none that tickle the funny bone quite like Hillary Manton Lodge’s ‘Urban Amish’ book, Plain Jayne.”
—At Home with Christian Fiction
“What a wonderful new take on the Amish lifestyle! I’m not a big fan of Amish novels, though many of my staff reviewers are, but I thought I’d give this one a shot. I’m so glad I did. It was an intriguing book with a good message. I found myself laughing out loud at some of Jayne’s antics! An extremely fun read.”
“Plain Jayne by Hillary Manton Lodge begins the Plain and Simple addictive series!!! This story captured my interest immediately.”
—Five Star Reviewed Books
“I’m delighted to say that Hillary Manton Lodge has defied my expectations and written a unique, witty and beautiful story marked with vivid characters, genuine emotions and sensitive insight into Amish life.”
(Jenny here) I signed up for the tour but there was some mix up and I didn't receive the book. I only sign up for the tours of books I really want to read and hope to still have a chance to read this book.