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A Plain and Simple Heart (#02 in The Amish Of Apple Grove Series)

Lori CopelandVirginia Smith
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A Plain and Simple Heart (#02 in The Amish Of Apple Grove Series)
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A Plain and Simple Heart (#02 in The Amish Of Apple Grove Series)

Lori CopelandVirginia Smith

A Plain and Simple Heart, an exciting new Amish-meets-Wild West adventure from bestselling authors Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith, weaves an entertaining and romantic tale for devoted fans and new readers.

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1884?Several years earlier, young Rebecca Switzer lost her heart to Jesse Montgomery, a rugged but dissolute cowboy on a dusty cattle trail near the Amish settlement of Apple Grove. Now she is grown up, and when she hears one day that he has been spotted nearby, her desire is plain and simple: She must see him.

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Sheriff Colin Maddox is counting the days until he can leave law enforcement and follow his dream of starting a church. When a lovely woman, new to town and looking travel weary and a bit lost, gets caught up in the middle of a temperance riot, she is arrested along with the leaders. He can hardly believe she is what she claims?a Plain and simple woman. Nor can he believe how quickly he loses his heart to her. Can Colin convince her to forget Jesse and give him a chance?

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A Plain and Simple Heart, an exciting new Amish-meets-Wild West adventure from bestselling authors Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith, weaves an entertaining and romantic tale for devoted fans and new readers.

^

1884?Several years earlier, young Rebecca Switzer lost her heart to Jesse Montgomery, a rugged but dissolute cowboy on a dusty cattle trail near the Amish settlement of Apple Grove. Now she is grown up, and when she hears one day that he has been spotted nearby, her desire is plain and simple: She must see him.

^

Sheriff Colin Maddox is counting the days until he can leave law enforcement and follow his dream of starting a church. When a lovely woman, new to town and looking travel weary and a bit lost, gets caught up in the middle of a temperance riot, she is arrested along with the leaders. He can hardly believe she is what she claims?a Plain and simple woman. Nor can he believe how quickly he loses his heart to her. Can Colin convince her to forget Jesse and give him a chance?


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A Plain and Simple Heart, an exciting new Amish-meets-Wild West adventure from bestselling authors Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith, weaves an entertaining and romantic tale for devoted fans and new readers.

1884?Several years earlier, young Rebecca Switzer lost her heart to Jesse Montgomery, a rugged but dissolute cowboy on a dusty cattle trail near the Amish settlement of Apple Grove. Now she is grown up, and when she hears one day that he has been spotted nearby, her desire is plain and simple: She must see him.

Sheriff Colin Maddox is counting the days until he can leave law enforcement and follow his dream of starting a church. When a lovely woman, new to town and looking travel weary and a bit lost, gets caught up in the middle of a temperance riot, she is arrested along with the leaders. He can hardly believe she is what she claims?a Plain and simple woman. Nor can he believe how quickly he loses his heart to her. Can Colin convince her to forget Jesse and give him a chance?

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1884?Several years earlier, young Rebecca Switzer lost her heart to Jesse Montgomery, a rugged but dissolute cowboy on a dusty cattle trail near the Amish settlement of Apple Grove. Now she is grown up, and when she hears one day that he has been spotted nearby, her desire is plain and simple: She must see him.

^

Sheriff Colin Maddox is counting the days until he can leave law enforcement and follow his dream of starting a church. When a lovely woman, new to town and looking travel weary and a bit lost, gets caught up in the middle of a temperance riot, she is arrested along with the leaders. He can hardly believe she is what she claims?a Plain and simple woman. Nor can he believe how quickly he loses his heart to her. Can Colin convince her to forget Jesse and give him a chance?


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Meet the Authors

Lori Copeland

Lori Copeland, Christian novelist, lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband and family. After writing in the secular romance market for 15 years, she now spends her time penning books that edify readers and glorify God. She has been writing for twenty-three years. In 2000, Lori was inducted into the Springfield Writers Hall of Fame. Over three million of her books are in print.

Titles by Lori Copeland The Christmas Lamp; Simple Gifts; Now and Always; Monday Morning Faith; Simple Gifts; Unwrapping Christmas and Monday Morning Faith

Virginia Smith

Virginia Smith is the author of more than a dozen Christian novels. Her books have been named finalists in the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, the American Christian Fiction Writer's Book of the Year Award, and ACFW's Carol Award. When she isn't writing or speaking, Ginny and her husband, Ted, enjoy exploring the extremes of nature. They live in Salt Lake City, UT.

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4 stars By Margot, Mar 12 2014
In "Heart's Frontier" we followed the romance of Amish Emma and cowboy Luke. "A Plain and Simple Heart" follows  the story of Rebecca, Emma's younger sister, who goes in search of childhood sweetheart, Jess, and ends up glad her plans were changed. I won't spoil it for you by telling you how it ends! I thought it was slower to develop than the first in the series, and perhaps not as rich, although it was interesting to see 'up close and personal' the early days of the Women's Christian Temperance Union in Kansas. Possibly my favourite character was Jonas Switzer, Rebecca's Papa - such wisdom, such depth, such control, such unconditional love - such a picture of our Heavenly Father when he says "the choices you have made are not the ones I hoped for, but you will never be a disappointment." I am looking forward to Part 3 in the series.
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Amish Western Historical Romance
3 stars By Iola, Sep 17 2012
Rebecca Switzer has a crush on Englischer Jesse Montgomery, but knows that her father will never permit another daughter to marry a non-Amish man. At seventeen, Rebecca hasn't seen the cattle drover for four years, yet she still harbours a fantasy that he will return to Apple Grove, Kansas, join the Amish and marry her. She finds out the Jesse is living in Lawrence, Texas, so enlists the help of her sister and brother-in-law to travel alone to Lawrence, announce her love to Jesse and bring him back to Apple Grove. 

Rebecca is wilful and nave, and I just couldn't warm to her character. It's really hard to like a book when, as a reader, you don't like or can't related to the main character. Overall, I found the temperance subplot much more interesting than the main romance plot, which was a more than a little unbelievable, both in terms of timing and a lack of romantic tension. This book is the second in The Amish of Apple Grove series, but can easily be read as a stand-alone. But I wouldn't recommend A Plain and Simple Heart unless you are a fan of teenage romance or Amish fiction. Thanks to Harvest House and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
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