Book Review: Plain Admirer By Patricia Davids


From the description:

“So what if Joann Yoder’s Amish community deems her a spinster? She’s content to stay single. In the meantime, she’s working hard to finally buy her dream house. So it’s problematic when she’s fired from her job to make room for the nephew’s owner, Roman Weaver. His blue eyes aside, she simply can’t stand him! Good thing she has the secret letters she’s been exchanging with a mystery man to keep her going. But who is writing her letters? And could she possibly fall for him in real life, too?”

My thoughts:

In general, Plain Admirer is a good book. It is not my favorite Amish fiction novel that I’ve read, but it had some good points. The story line was predictable¬† but kept my interest and not knowing who was causing all the trouble in town gave the book an element of mystery. The characters were strong, especially Joann, and I really liked the character Roman. I loved that they were human with real faults. At one point in the story Joann sticks her tongue out at one of the other characters!

My main issue with the book was the writing. As a wanna-be writer, I hesitate to say anything negative about someone’s writing; it’s just that the writing seemed forced and a little inauthentic. Having said that, based on the storyline of Plain Admirer, I would still read another one of the author’s books and give it a try.

I give Plain Admirer (3) stars.


An advance copy of this book was offered free of charge by the publisher through NetGalley. I was not required to give a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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