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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Just Plain Sadie

So Amy Lillard has written this series taking place in Wells Landing, Oklahoma. The last bride in the series is Sadie Kauffman, who considers herself to be a rather non-descript, plain-looking woman. But, she's been friends with Chris Flaud almost all her life and will probably marry him, until he tells her he wants to go to Europe.

When Sadie's mamm gives her younger sister, Cora Ann, permission to add some bison meat to the family restaurant menu, Sadie meets Ezra Hein, the owner of an exotic meats ranch. The only problem with Ezra is that he's Mennonite and this creates a few dilemmas for Sadie. She begins sneaking around to see him, she convinces him that going out of town is the best way to date, and she lies to her mamm and her other sisters. At the same time, Sadie becomes the object of gossip for her own friends, and the object of scorn for Ezra's friends. It's a tough spot to be in.

Amy has proven that even nice girls go off the track once in a while, and they can give in to temptations in spite of their desires to do the right thing. Just Plain Sadie is a great book to read when you don't have a lot of time to read, it is a fast read. There are conflicts that are not easily solved, relationships taken for granted, and disasters not easily recovered from. It's a picture of Amish life when life isn't as sweet as it could be.

Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a bison-stuffed pepper for dinner.

My thanks to Zebra Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book.

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