"A plane crash reawakens old memories in this Amish romance"
Reviewed by Clare O'Beara
Posted June 18, 2013
Romance Suspense | Inspirational Fiction Amish | Inspirational Fiction Romance
A small plane crashes into a cornfield near Buffalo, and
Anna Quinn's brother was the pilot. An FBI Special Agent
finds her and tells her that her brother had previously
asked him to call her if anything happened to him. Anna
thinks it is ironic that the plane crashed onto an Amish
farm, but she has to go through the ordeal of identifying
In PLAIN PURSUIT, Anna learns that a girl was in the plane
too and is badly injured. Anna's partly in shock and would
have a long drive home from the hospital, so Agent Eli
offers her room for the night with his parents, who are
also Amish. Eli explains that he decided to leave the
community and just pays occasional visits. As a school
counselor, Anna regrets not having talked more to her
brother. Eli is investigating a cold case of a little girl
who died ten years ago, and her brother might have
witnessed something that night just before he joined up as
a soldier. Now it's too late to ask him... and it seems
that she's not universally popular.
Anna is nicely concerned when she sees two young boys
bouncing as a buggy travels; no seat belts here. While the
Amish don't favour higher education or getting involved in
policing, Eli has no problem calling in the FAA to
investigate the cause of the plane crash, and the dead
pilot's obsession with photography is questioned.
There is steady progress in both cases and the restrictive
family life of the Amish is explored, so much so that we
don't even notice the romance element creeping up on us
until suddenly we're thinking of Anna and Eli as making a
good couple. This is Alison Stone's first time to write an
Amish romance story and seeing the community in NY through
a city girl's eyes makes a very interesting background for
Danger in Amish Country
When her brother is killed in a small Amish town, Anna Quinn
discovers she's an unwelcome outsider. But the FBI agent
investigating the case is right at home—because Eli Miller
was born and raised in Apple Creek's Plain community. Eli
left his Amish faith behind long ago, but his heart is
rooted in a local cold case he can't forget—a mystery with
strange connections to Anna's loss. Desperate to uncover the
truth, Anna and Eli are faced with stony silences and
secrets that someone wants to keep buried in
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