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So what if Joann Yoder’s Amish community deems her a spinster?  She’s content to stay single.  In the meantime, she’s working hard to finally buy her dream house.  So it’s problematic when she’s fired from her job to make room for the owner’s nephew, Roman Weaver.  His blue eyes aside, she simply can’t stand him!  Good thing she has the secret letters she’s been exchanging with a mystery man to keep her going.  But who is writing her letters?  And could she possibly fall for him in real life, too?

Joann Yoder is a spinster in her little Amish town, and she’s ok with that.  But she’s not ok with being shifted from one house to another, living with each of her brothers for a few months before being moved on.  She wants a home of her own and she’s just a few weeks away from being able to buy her dream house … except she’s been fired from her dream job in favor of her boss’s nephew.  Roman Weaver used to work side by side with his father and brother in the family’s saw mill until an accident lost him the use of his arm.  Now he’s a liability and being shuffled off to work for his uncle at his printing company.  As if that wasn’t bad enough, he’s forced to learn from bookish (and hostile) Joann.

Readers know where the story is going as soon as the secret letters come into play, but it is still a sweet journey.  I really enjoyed both Joann and Roman and their growth, not just with each other but with themselves.  There is also a little intrigue involving some attacks on their community that makes them take a good look at their faith and their responsibility to their town.  Honestly I love these Love Inspired books about the Amish because the romance is almost always tender and wholesome, while readers are given a quiet peek into the lives of the Amish as a family and a community.  It’s intriguing to me and I’m always left with a renewed look on my own life.

Plain Admirer is a part of the “Brides of Amish Country” series but it can definitely stand alone.  It’s a sweet look at a man and a woman trying to find their place in the world and with each other.