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Plain Return

The Plain Fame Series, Book 4
Narrated by: Amy McFadden
Series: Plain Fame, Book 4
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
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Amanda Beiler, a young woman raised Amish, is determined to make her marriage to internationally beloved Cuban singer Alejandro Diaz work. Since they spend more time apart than together, she decides to join her superstar husband in the spotlight and accompany him on his South American tour.

Despite their deep love for each other, the pressures of maintaining Alejandro's fame and the media's constant hounding begin to take a toll on the young couple. When someone from his past makes a startling appearance during the tour, Amanda is forced to face not only the complexities of his hedonistic past - and the unexpected responsibilities that accompany it - but also her own desire to return to a simple life rooted in devotion to family and God. As Amanda's needs start to conflict with Alejandro's obligations, the couple must decide if their love is strong enough to save their new marriage.

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With the exception to this book the series has been great

Suddenly Amanda has become a weak woman in this book. Her strong personality and honesty is dwindled and her unwillingness to communicate is absurd. I am going to read the last installment because I am so far along in the series but be aware about mid point in this book Amanda is a Debby downer to say the least.

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I loved the first 3 books in the series...

..... But this installment was disappointing . The "heroine" became silly and foolish... Good parents understand their marriage must come first.

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first one in this series that I was disappointed w

obviously, there is another book to be written after this one. in which case, the storyline may be redeemed, but standing as it is I was very disappointed in this book's storyline overall. Both main characters acted totally independent of the other without consulting the other or working together as a team. Each one deciding what they thought was best for themselves or for a child or for the whole situation without making any compromises as must happen in any good marriage. Also it was obvious that the child's needs we're always placed above the spouse's needs even at the cost of the marriage. the difference between culture and godliness becomes blurred in Amanda's mind as she begins to equate her cultural upbringing with godliness and as automatically being God's will as opposed to culture. Also, in Alejandro's mind he totally separate his Christianity from his stage / partying character as though the two can be kept separate and that stage life and party life are not accountable to God for their purity because it is part of his job and not where his heart really is.

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Riveting

I have listened to all the books in this series. Book 4 was the best. Can't wait for the next. A very heart throbbing, entertaining series. Romance, suspense, adventure and power all in one.

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Is this the end

I really enjoyed everything about the story but now I'm really concerned for the little DS family we had blossoming I don't know how they're going to make it out of the series

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Although the last book ended with a HFN, I shouldn't have waited so long to begin this book. I had to think hard as to what happened prior to the ending. Although, I felt a break was needed in order to really enjoy the story's continuation. Overall, I have really enjoyed this series. There were times I wanted Amanda to stand up for herself more, but it showed the adherence to her Amish values, regardless of her marriage to an Englisher. The dichotomy between Amanda's previous life and Alejandro's life in the spotlight, as well as his past, is vast and I feel that the author does a great job in describing the hardships the couple go through because of it. Book 4 does end with more of a cliffhanger than some of the previous books and I am eager to begin the next book immediately.

I've listened to the audio interchangeably with reading the ebook and like I've previously mentioned, this narrator is fabulous. I've listened to her narrate a number of Price's books and I've always been absolutely captivated by her presentation.

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Better than book 3

Thankfully, this book moves along much better than book 3. Amy McFadden has done an outstanding job with the narration. Hoping that book 5 moves along as good as this one does. One thing...Alejandro is becoming very unlikeable. Hopefully he will be converted to Christianity in the last book. At this point, he's very selfish. Amanda needs to get a spine. Looks like she's moving in that direction.

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Life is messy

I'm so invested in the life of Alejandro and Amanda that the ending of this book made me cry. I think because of Amanda's upbringing she didn't share a lot of her feelings with Alejandro and to me it built up resentment in Amanda which I think was more of the reason to leave the tour and go to Lancaster. Did Alejandro make the right choice to let Amanda stay? We will see...

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Lovely

This whole series is wonderful. Can't wait until the end of March for the last book