Anything but Plain
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Leaving Stoney Ridge feels unbearable--but how can she stay?
Impulsive Lydie Stoltzfus has always felt like a disappointment--a square peg in a round hole in her quiet Amish community. Leaving her family and church seems like her best move, even though it would mean leaving Nathan Yoder behind. Nathan claims he's in love with her, but she knows she's not good enough for him. And if she is ever in doubt, Nathan's father reminds her frequently.
Knowing Lydie is "between" jobs again, the local doctor asks her to fill in at the front desk for a few months. This gives Lydie time to figure out how she's going to say goodbye to Nathan--and it gives Dok ample time to recognize the symptoms of a disorder rare among the Amish. She offers Lydie treatment that has the potential to change her life.
But will it be enough to make her stay? Or has help come too late?
"Readers will be won over by the delightful leads, and the nuanced treatment of Lydie's ADHD and crisis of faith brings depth to the narrative. This is another winner from Fisher."
"Do you ever get your hands on a novel and know, before you've ever read a single page, that it's going to be a fantastic read? That's what happened to me when Suzanne Woods Fisher's latest release, Anything but Plain, arrived. I knew it would be wonderful and I was not disappointed!"
"Anything but Plain by Suzanne Woods Fisher is a heartbreaking yet beautiful Amish journey. . . . I love how Suzanne Fisher tackled so many themes beautifully in this novel. I laughed and cried so much. This is definitely an emotional read."
Urban Lit Magazine
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