Monday, May 24, 2010

Book Review and GIVEAWAY!!: "Plain Perfect" by Beth Wiseman



Book Description:
A search for peace in Amish country proves anything but simple for a woman on the run from life... and herself. On the rolling plains of Lancaster County, PA., Lillian Miller is searching for her grandparents' house... and so much more. After years of neglect and abuse, she's turning to a lifestyle of simplicity among the Amish to find herself. As she discards the distractions of her former life, she befriends the young boy working on her family's farm and his attractive widowed father, Samuel Stoltzfus. Despite Lillian's best efforts to the contrary, her feelings for Samuel -- and his for her -- deepen. Will Lillian find her faith in Plain living, or will she be forced to return to her former life?

My Thoughts:
I actually read this book a few weeks ago but didn't review it at the time. I was going through a rough patch and really couldn't focus enough to read fiction.

As I started coming out of my "funk", I looked at my bookshelf and thought, "Hmm, I feel like reading!" So I stood in front of my to-be-read book pile and tried to decide what I was in the mood for. (It's almost like deciding what you feel like eating.)

I picked up my copy of "Plain Perfect" because I had loaned it to a dear friend and she said it was great. Also, on the cover is a blurb by Kim Sawyer that says, "A Sweet Journey Toward Faith". I felt drawn to reading it.

I was not disappointed in my choice. It was definitely a "sweet journey".

I am looking forward to reading the next book in the "Daughters of the Promise" series, "Plain Pursuit".

Giveaway:
I am giving away my copy of "Plain Perfect". This book helped me on my "sweet journey" out of my funk and I'd like to pass it on.

To enter:
+1 Leave a comment telling me what you do to get out of your "funks".
+1 Be a follower or become a follower of my blog. (tell me in your comment, please).
+2 Post about this giveaway on your blog and let me know that you did.

Make sure you leave your email address so that I can contact you if you win.

I'll draw the winner on Monday, May 31st, at 12pm EST.

36 comments:

  1. I have an urgent prayer request at arise 2 write.
    andrea

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  2. Hi there...please count me in your wonderful giveaway!!! To get out of my funk I go for a beach walk...this usually works for me...Dzintra♥x

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  3. I'm back...just to let you know I have put your giveaway on my sidebar at My Dolce Vita...Dzintra♥x

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  4. To get out of a funk I will exercise, talk with family and friends, or eat lots of chocolate!

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  5. Oh, I forgot to mention that I am a follower.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  6. To get out of a funk, I read a good book, so this would be a welcome prize for me.
    Micki

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  7. I am a follower of your blog.
    Micki

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  8. I posted about your giveaway and here is the link:
    http://thedote.blogspot.com/2010/05/book-giveaway.html
    Micki

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  9. Reading a great book (and petting cats) always helps me feel good!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  10. I usually have to do something to feel proud about...clean out a closet; organise something or sometimes just sit in my creative space and think! Baking a cookie batch just for me helps too, but then I regret it later :(
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  11. I pick up the phone and call my sis or mom.I live out of state from them so I don't get to see them very often
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  12. Thanks for the lovely review, that sounds like a good book!

    I do like to read and when I am in a funk, I read, I exercise and I get things done so that when you feel better, you have been uplifted by the book, are fitter and have got things done!

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  13. I have just became a follower of your blog. What I do to get out of funk is to do something quilty, read a book, or get together with friends.
    Elaine

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  14. I found your review to be intriguing and one that I think I would take pleasure in reading.
    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

    steven(dot)capell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I read the Bible, there is nothing it can't shed light on!
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  16. I follow
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  17. I enjoyed reading your book review. The book sounds very interesting. I have a whole slew of books on my shelf waiting to be read bit it is nice that ypou are having a give away.

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  18. shop!!! and usually return within a few days very bad habit thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  19. I definitely turn to a favorite book (or 5) to get out of a funk... even if it means reaching into my childhood pile of Judy Blume books!

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

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  20. i like to read...inspirational stories...to get out of my funk.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  21. I have become your follower. This is the first entry comment. villa-loredana

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  22. To solve the problem of "funk" I reacted in two ways. as I'm living in a village Peroj and near the see, a good walk all around is more than better way to kill that situation, or surfing and reeading post on the blogs, and finding a blog like your, and live a comment for the giveaway, and be more than sure that the lucky will be on my side, and that the book is just for me, and non one other. Have a nice day. Loredana.

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  23. When I am in a funk I usually pray about it and hope that I get out of it quickly. Thanks for the chance to win this, I LOVE Amish books!

    hillary1128@hotmail.com

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  24. This sounds like an interesting read. I'd like to enter if you are taking international entries. I don't really do anything if I'm in a funk. I guess I just wait for it to go away.

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  25. To get out of a funk when it's warm out I got float in our pool by myself and relax
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  26. I just have to really talk to myself and sometimes it takes a few days but then I'm not in a funk anymore.
    judyk2310@sbcglobal.net

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  27. I posted on my blog about your give away!
    judyk2310@sbcglobal.net

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  28. to gte out of a funk I try to look outside myself - focusing on a friend in need or something nice I can do for someone. Works every time when I just get out of my own head.

    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I like to take more walks and read books that I know are going to have an uplifting happy ending!
    winnieayala at yahoo dot com

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  30. I follow on GFC!
    winnieayala at yahoo dot com

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  31. Talking with my friends usually helps me realize life isn't that bad and get over my funks!
    mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com

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  32. I follow on gfc
    mannasweeps
    (at) gmail DOT com

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