Plain Perfect

by Beth Wiseman
Series: Daughters of the Promise #1
352 pages, Romance
Reviewed by Cheep-A-Reep

A great Amish read with good Christian morals.


Lillian goes to visit her Amish grandparents over the summer because she wants to experience the simple life for awhile after having difficulties with her mother and boyfriend. She also wants to find out why her mother left the Amish community. Living the Amish way for a little while and being taught a little bit about the Amish beliefs and lifestyles begins to make Lillian think about her life and how she'd been living in a sinful and worldly way without God. She meets a widowed Amish man named Samuel and the more they get to know each other the more they think that they could have a future together, but that would mean that she'd have to become Amish. Can she follow the faith and give up her worldly possessions?


Lillian's mother left the Old Amish order and lost her way in life and her faith in God. Both Lillian and her Mother lived with their boyfriends and did other ungodly things, but this book is about finding faith in God and making their sinful ways of life right. Lillian's mother got pregnant when she was unmarried and young, but she knows that it was wrong and seems to have repented.

Spiritual Content

Lillian's grandmother teaches her about the Amish belief and the Ordnung, which is the rules for the community. The main message of this book is finding God even though it's through the Amish. So, there's really good spiritual content.


Lillian's boyfriend tries to force her into his car and Samuel talks to him sternly about treating her like that. A cow gives birth to a calf and it is a difficult birth. Other than that, there's no violence.

Drug and Alcohol Content

There's no drinking.

Sexual Content

Samuel and Lillian like each other and their relationship is very modest. Plus, the content mentioned above in the Morality box.

Crude or Profane Language or Content

There is no crude or profane language.


This is a great book about how a daughter and mother find their way back to God and change their lifestyle. One of Beth Wiseman's true points in this book is finding inner peace with God and entrusting your life to Him. You don't need worldly possessions and you don't have to be Amish to find it. While you read this book you learn about the Amish lifestyle, language, and beliefs, which makes it fun and interesting.

Fun Score: 5
Values Score: 5
Written for Age: adult

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