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A Plain Leaving, Book Review

A Plain Leaving by Leslie Gould

At age twenty, Jessica Bachman left her two beloved sisters and her Amish community after clashing with the new bishop about her role in the family and the future of their farm. She tried to convince Silas Kemp, who’d been courting her for two years, to join her, but when he said no, she fled anyway.

Three years later, she returns home for the first time since leaving Lancaster to attend her father’s funeral. Her arrival back revives all sorts of emotions–yearnings and sorrows alike. Jessica knows things will never return to how they were. But in seeing Silas again, she can’t help but wonder what might have been.

Struggling to decide where her next step should take her, she learns the story of a Revolutionary War-era ancestor that echoes her own choices. Will Jessica leave her family and community forever, or is there peace and healing and love yet to come?

My Thoughts: I received this book from the publisher for review but of course, all opinions are my own. This book feels like it’s a nonfiction drama! While it isn’t real everything about it seems that way. This isn’t a typical Amish romance and is so much more than that! All of the characters are well done and absolutely amazing. This is the perfect book to read this holiday season (especially if you’re like me and have a lot of trips to go on!) and will leave you wanting for more. So happy I got the chance to check this one out.


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