Saturday, April 16, 2016

Simple Pleasures

Young Amish homemaker Marianne Jantzi invites readers into her family’s life on the snowy plains of Ontario.

The mother of four young children and wife of a storekeeper, Jantzi writes about her daily routines and heartfelt faith with equal measures of wit and warmth. Sewing, cleaning, cooking, gardening, and helping to manage the store take up most hours in her day, but Jantzi finds time to pen columns for the Connection, a magazine beloved by Amish and Mennonite readers across the United States and Canada. Never sugarcoating the frustrations of motherhood, Jantzi tells it like it is, broken washing machine and bickering children and all. But through her busy days, Jantzi finds strength in simple pleasures of family, fellowship with her Amish community, and quiet time with God.

My thoughts: What a fun glimpse into the life of a young Amish family! Marianna Jantzi does a fun job of writing about the every day goings on with her young family and helping to run a shoe store. I like that she offers history and background to some of her stories, not shying away from telling on herself at times.;) I especially appreciated her thoughts on being thankful and how she tries to remember to be thankful for her front door at one point, since it replaced an old one that was tricky and didn't keep the cold out very well.
If you would like an honest look at the life of an Amish family, this is a wonderful book to read!
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.

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