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Plain Living: The Diary Part One (A Lines from Lancaster County Saga Book 1)

Plain Living: The Diary Part One (A Lines from Lancaster County Saga Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Rachel Bauer
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Nineteen-year-old Sadie Zook works in her father's furniture store in their home town of Ephrata, PA. Witty, devout, and supremely competent, Sadie is keeping a secret. Sadie occupies the little spare time she can find with her secret passion -- writing and illustrating her simple and insightful stories about her life in pastoral Lancaster County. While Sadie's writing is mostly thoughtful and even devotional, Sadie's wit shows in some of her tales from her father's store -- sharp delineations of "Englisher" customers whose ignorance of those who choose to live plain lives reveals Sadie's keen talent for description, dialogue, and character development.

When twenty-one-year-old Abram Byler discovers Sadie's secret stash of writing, he conceals it, reads it, and is initially horrified and chastises Sadie. As he continues to read, though, he discovers that beneath the clever wit, there is a sweet, nurturing soul revealed in the tender depictions of Sadie's youngest sisters learning to churn butter. As Abram and Sadie become closer, Abram realizes that sometimes humility means using the talents God bestows.

Genre: Amish Christian Romance
A Lines From Lancaster County Saga

The Diary Series by Rachel Bauer
  1. Plain Living
  2. Plain Trouble
  3. Plain Love

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1162 KB
  • Print Length: 110 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bauer Publishing; 1st edition (13 Jun 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #495,216 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The book was good. 3 Sep 2014
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The book was good story. I love it. I will read another books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars really good short book! 15 July 2013
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Enjoyed this book. The author developed her characters well, showing individuality among a society known for conformity. Sadie, the main character, has a mind of her own and doesn't mind using it! There is enough of a "hook" at the end to make me want to read the next book "Plain Trouble", which is precisely what I intend to do right now!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Peggy from St. Louis 15 July 2013
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Rachel Bauer did an excellent job. I am excited that the second book is already out. I look forward to her third installment due out in August.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good read 29 Jun 2013
By farmwife3815 - Published on
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I read "Plain Living: The Diary" and enjoyed it very much. The story centers on two young people trying to figure out the world. The story is interesting and moves along at a nice pace. I am waiting impatiently for the next segment of this story. I want to know what happens!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars When do we eat? 4 July 2013
By Lauren P. Groves - Published on
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I loved the multidimensional characters , the plot, and the descriptions of Lancaster County and Amish life. The authors crafted an ending that was satisfying, but left a crack in the door for wondering what comes next. I am, however, a shameless foodie, and my favorite parts of the book were the descriptions of food preparation and meals. There's something to be said for the Amish way of slowing things down and enjoying the process of preparing and sharing sustenance.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plain Living 23 Oct 2013
By Launa Jones - Published on
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Love reading about the Amish! I read the Books from various authors. This series by Rachel Bauer so far has been very interesting and keeps u wanting to read more about Sadie and Abram.
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