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Plain Haven Wow Plain Haven is that good Lilly Brandt, a children s librarian, is out jogging and witnesses a crime The criminals saw her She ran from them but dropped her id She ran to the police station She learned the criminals she saw were very dangerous and that her life is now in danger She has to take on a new identity and enters the Amish community in Southern Maryland She has a new name and has been taught the basics of how to blend into this community Once there, Hannah formerly Lilly , f Wow Plain Haven is that good Lilly Brandt, a children s librarian, is out jogging and witnesses a crime The criminals saw her She ran from them but dropped her id She ran to the police station She learned the criminals she saw were very dangerous and that her life is now in danger She has to take on a new identity and enters the Amish community in Southern Maryland She has a new name and has been taught the basics of how to blend into this community Once there, Hannah formerly Lilly , finds peace and a sense of belonging that she has not known She also meets Jacob, an Amish man with big blue eyes Hannah and Jacob begin to see one another and feelings begin to run deep But Hannah is not who she is pretending to be and Jacob will only accept a woman who values honesty Hannah begins to be the community s school teacher and feels safe However she begins to receive notes at various times and at various places She also sees a bicyclist with a red hat that seems to be following her When the community learns Hannah does not have the history she claims to have, they have to decide whether or not to accept her into their community Jacob also has to learn whether or not he can forgive Hannah s dishonesty And, Hannah s life is still in danger I love Amish fiction and suspense and this book combines them It is so well written and the characters are so well developed It is completely worthy of all five stars I fell in love with the story from the first page, and it kept me reading late into the night.The author developed a great concept of hiding a witness in Amish country, no that is not new, but she did such a great job of immersing Hannah, aka Lilly, into the culture, that you sometimes forgot that she really wasn t Amish.Hannah is a gentle kind soul, that is now really running for her life because she witnessed a body being thrown, so from evil, she has found peace, or so she hopes Then we meet I fell in love with the story from the first page, and it kept me reading late into the night.The author developed a great concept of hiding a witness in Amish country, no that is not new, but she did such a great job of immersing Hannah, aka Lilly, into the culture, that you sometimes forgot that she really wasn t Amish.Hannah is a gentle kind soul, that is now really running for her life because she witnessed a body being thrown, so from evil, she has found peace, or so she hopes Then we meet Jacob who is now smitten with Hannah, but she isn t really Amish, is he about to be thrown for a loop again I really hated this story to come to an end, I wanted to move in with Rebecca and become a member of this family, and I loved the children I received this book through NetGalley and Vinspire Publishing, LLC, and was not required to give a positive review When librarian , Lilly Brandt witnesses a crime in her hometown, her only option is to go into hiding The criminals in question will stop at nothing to find Lilly and make sure she can t identify them When the authorities decide to send Lilly into witness protection within an Amish community in Southern Maryland, it s not only a shock to her system, but a whole way of life Trying to fit in is a work in progress and any mess up could cost her as well as those around her With the requisite na When librarian , Lilly Brandt witnesses a crime in her hometown, her only option is to go into hiding The criminals in question will stop at nothing to find Lilly and make sure she can t identify them When the authorities decide to send Lilly into witness protection within an Amish community in Southern Maryland, it s not only a shock to her system, but a whole way of life Trying to fit in is a work in progress and any mess up could cost her as well as those around her With the requisite name change and lessons on how to be plain, Lilly, AKA Hannah Kurtz begins her stay in Cherry Hill where she stays with an Amish family who are happy to have her there As a guest at Rebecca and Samuel Hertzel, Hannah becomes an integral member of their lively household where she not only helps with the children, but takes some stress off the pregnant Rebecca Jake Beiler is an Amish man nursing a broken heart When he discovers the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with turned her back on the Amish, he vows to never fall in love again Meeting the fascinating Hannah Kurtz changes all that when the two begin a friendship that quickly morphs into something deeper But Hannah is really not Amish and the closer she gets to these people, theshe may be putting them in danger The only thing is, everyday it s harder to keep herself at a distance and being in Jake s company makes her yearn for something she cannot haveor can she PLAIN HAVEN by Susan Lantz Simpson is a wonderfully written book that sucked me right in, beginning with page 1.The entire atmosphere is electric, between the imminent danger Lilly is in and the way she takes to life in Cherry Hill I simply couldn t put this book down and I am anxious to readby this talented author I was intrigued when I first learned of this book, as its set in Maryland and the story takes place in Amish community that I m very familiar with.I think I wascurious as to what the author could base even one book, let alone an entire series on in this tiny community I m so glad that I was curious because this book is pretty awesome This book has the perfect blend of suspense and Amish fiction The author crafted strong believable characters and an interesting storyline I loved Lilly I was intrigued when I first learned of this book, as its set in Maryland and the story takes place in Amish community that I m very familiar with.I think I wascurious as to what the author could base even one book, let alone an entire series on in this tiny community I m so glad that I was curious because this book is pretty awesome This book has the perfect blend of suspense and Amish fiction The author crafted strong believable characters and an interesting storyline I loved Lilly Hannah and admired her strength and courage There were a few times when I was on the edge of my seat as she spots the man on the bike who seems to be following her I adored the family that she stayed with and how she helped them as much as they were helping her.Jake is a character that had my heart from the beginning He s trying to forget about the woman who left the Amish community and shattered his dreams When he and Hannah become friends, I wasn t too sure how he would handle finding out that she isn t really who she pretends to be.We all have decisions to make in life and Hannah has to grapple with one that will change her life completely.Plain Haven has a plot that is engaging and moves at a great pace I had a hard time putting this book down If you like Amish fiction or are looking for a new author, I recommend Plain Haven I am eagerly anticipating the second book in the series.I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and have given my honest opinion In plain clothes I really liked this book it kept you wanting to readfrom this series I read the the Promise first and it was also excellent Good Book Enjoyed that the setting is in St Mary s County and the Amish life Fast read. Plain Haven by Susan Lantz Simpson is the first book in the Plainly Maryland series Lilly Brandt is out on her morning jog when she notices two men pulling a body out of truck She ducks behind a tree and watches them dump the person Unfortunately, one of the men sees Lilly and she is forced to run for her life Lilly s shirt advertises the library where she works as a children s librarian At the police station, Lilly is informed that the only way they can protect is for her to go away Lilly Plain Haven by Susan Lantz Simpson is the first book in the Plainly Maryland series Lilly Brandt is out on her morning jog when she notices two men pulling a body out of truck She ducks behind a tree and watches them dump the person Unfortunately, one of the men sees Lilly and she is forced to run for her life Lilly s shirt advertises the library where she works as a children s librarian At the police station, Lilly is informed that the only way they can protect is for her to go away Lilly becomes Hannah Kurtz, an Amish woman from Pennsylvania Hannah will be staying with Rebecca and Samuel Hertzler and their four children in St Mary s County, Maryland She will have to stay in the community until the police catch the men after her It is a new world for Hannah without computers, cell phones, and modern appliances She slowly adapts and enjoys the slower pace Jake Beiler is a carpenter who is recovering from a broken heart He has vowed not to fall in love again, but then he meets Hannah The two are attracted to each from the moment they meet Then Hannah s secret is revealed and her new family and friends feel betrayed Can Hannah continue to risk the lives of her friends Will the villains ever be caught To see how the story ends, get your copy of Plain Haven.Plain Haven is well written and an engaging story The story has a good pace, and I liked figuring out the little clues the pieces of papers left for Hannah I liked the characters and the setting of St Mary s County, Maryland I have not read an Amish book set in that area We get to see Lilly Hannah adapt to life in an Amish community It is like stepping back in time to when women cooked three meals a day no microwave or take out , did laundry with wringer washing machines they should be banned from existence , hanging clothes on the line to dry, growing vegetables, and using a horse and buggy for transportation It is good to read about, but I would not want to experience it Lilly Hannah finds a community of friends and family I do wish the suspense element had been ramped up a little bit It would have made for aintriguing story The romance portion needed to be toned down just a little bit It felt a little fake in the beginning I am giving Plain Haven 4 out of 5 stars I liked it The Christian themes throughout the story are trusting in God, the power of prayer and having a strong faith are prevalent throughout the book Plain Haven is a lovely, heartwarming novel that captured and held my attention I will be reading the next book in the Plainly Maryland series Great book and pretty different then most amish stories I have read It is about a young woman who witness some serious crime and is hide in an amish community She learns all about the amish lifestyle and meet lovely people out there But what if the found out about her past And is she completely safe out there Great book, nice writing style and what it makes a great book for me was the fear in this book You just want to know if Hannah stay safe or not Lilly Brandt was in the wrong place at the wrong time Now she is running for her life straight into a small, obscure Amish community in Southern Maryland Now as Hannah Kurtz, she knows she won t be staying in Cherry Hill long enough to form any attachments, but she hadn t counted on meeting and being attracted to the kind, young man with the amazing blue eyesJacob Beiler, a skilled young furniture maker, has made a vow of his own After being jilted by the girl he trusted right before he was about to propose, he decides to focus strictly on honing his craft and guarding his heart from any future injury When Hannah Kurtz enters his world, she drops into his mending heart as well Against his better judgement, he allows himself to care again and to trust another womanWhen the Amish community discovers Hannah is not really Amish and that she is not even Hannah Kurtz, Jacob feels betrayed yet again Will he be able to forgive Hannah s necessary deception, or will he walk away from love forever Delightful quick readEnjoyed reading this tale centered around my locality and a group of people who make their home here With the thread of danger woven throughout, the gentle yet strict society provides great contrast and tension for the reader.

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