Jayne Tate loves her life -- living in a big city, working as a newspaper reporter, and dating a guy who knows nothing about her past. Then her father passes away, and Jayne is forced to take another look at what she wants out of life. After losing out on a big career opportunity, she decides to escape to Oregon Amish country, seeking solace and maybe a big story. But even in the land of buggies and bonnets, Jayne finds life more complicated than she expected.
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Hillary Manton Lodge is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and is the author of Plain Jayne and Simply Sara. When not working on her next novel, Hillary enjoys photography, art films, and discovering new restaurants. She and her husband, Danny, live in the Pacific Northwest.From Publishers Weekly:
Debut fiction author Lodge, a freelance photographer with a background in journalism, enters the popular arena of â€œplain peopleâ€ fiction with a surprisingly funny, refreshing and strong story line. Lodge creates the lovable and always acerbic protagonist Jayne Tate, reporter for Portland's Oregonian. Forced by her employer to take time off to regain her edge, Jayne goes hunting for a feature in Oregon's Amish country. What this independent and thoroughly modern journalist finds is an alternative lifestyle that keeps her slightly off-balance even while, in good reporter form, Jayne tries to remain coolly objective. Enter Levi Burkholder, formerly Amish, presently a carpenter, and Jayne's heart goes off kilter as well. Jayne joins the household of Levi's estranged parents for some real Amish experiences, learning to respect the hardworking family. Smart, fast-paced and chock-full of endearing characters, Lodge's entry into inspirational fiction is a keeper, plain and simple. (Jan.)
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Book Description Thorndike Press, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111410424642
Book Description Thorndike Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1410424642 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1530504