Plain Jayne

Hillary Manton Lodge is a new a relative newcomer in the ever-growing genre of Amish fiction.  Plain Jayne is her debut novel, and it was an enjoyable read.  The story centers around journalist Jayne Tate.  After Jayne's father dies, her boss sends her on a mandatory vacation in which she pursues an idea for a story about the Amish community.  Finding a Amish carpenter in the phone book, Jayne enlists the help of Levi Burkholder.  She stays with his family and learns not only about the Amish, but also about herself.  This is both a coming of age story and a sweet romance.  It is a quick and fun read, with likable characters.  I would recommend this to fans of light romances and Amish fiction.

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