Sunday, August 4, 2013

In Plain View (Valley Of Choice - Book Two) by Olvia Newport ~ Book Review

Title: In Plain View (Valley of Choice Series - Book Two)

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

Publish Date: June 1, 2013

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After leaving her outwardly successful but unsatisfying life for Amish simplicity, Annie Friesen continues to dismantle her technology-dependent world. Despite her best intentions and her love for Rufus Beiler, one challenge after another falls across her path. In counterpart, Ruth, an Amish woman, wrestles with her reasons for leaving the community despite the pain it causes the people who love her. When the Amish and the English work together on a community project, an explosion hurls doubt in every direction. Determined to find proof of what happened, Annie learns lessons in trust, humility, and letting go.

My thoughts

I have some mixed thoughts about this book. I loved every part of the book that was about Rufus and Annie but the parts that were about the ancestors from way back was a bit confusing to keep track of some times. It was interesting because I feel that it is all going to come together in the end but with some of the names being handed down it did get a bit confusing and hard to keep track of especially when it jumped forward in years.

Annie was trying so hard to become the Amish person that she wanted to become and her parents seem to be trying so hard to fight that all the while just the opposite seemed to be happening to Ruth. She still wanted the plain life but wanted to get her college education while Annie just wanted to leave her English life behind and start living a plain life with Rufus. And she wanted that plain life whether she lived it with Rufus or not and she needed for her parents to learn to believe that.

All of Rufus's family has welcomed Annie into their family with open arms, now if she could just get Rufus to see how much she really loved him or would he really be better with a pure Amish woman? Is Annie better to stay and get and start the baptism classes or return to the English life that she once new? So much is going through Annie's mind and she is always wondering if Rufus is in love with her or not.

Even though I don't give this book 4 or 5 stars, I am definitely looking forward to reading the next book in this series called, Taken For English.

You can read my review of Accidentally Amish (Valley of Choice - Book One) HERE.

Images and Exerpt are from NetGalley and the video is from YouTube, compliments of Barbour
I was not paid for this review, I did however receive a copy of the book for my Kindle from NetGalley. The opinions of this book are mine and mine alone.


  1. Although this is not they type book I usually, read, it does sound interesting!

  2. I think it sounds like an interesting book concept but probably needs to be executed really well. Which it sounds like it might not be...but I might check it out. Thanks for the review.

  3. Thanks for a great review! Amish life has always seemed really interesting for me. Sure will check this book out.

  4. I always like reading books about the Amish, so intriguing. Thanks for the review

  5. I like your honest review, and I think I'd like this book. Thanks for sharing it!

  6. This looks like a good book. Great review.

  7. I will suggest it to my wife!

  8. great post! Thanks for sharing this book

  9. Sounds like an interesting read! Thanks for sharing!

  10. It sounds like this would be an interesting one for the purpose of learning more about a culture I don't know much about. Thanks for the honest review!

  11. I'm always intrigued by Amish people. This sounds like a great book and definitely something I'd love to read!


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