Tuesday, August 28, 2018
About the book
"A revealing and wide ranging resource. . . . This eclectic book will interest any reader who s curious about the plain lifestyle."
Straight from the pens of Amish and Mennonite women . . .
Ever wish you could visit with a group of Amish or Mennonite women over a cup of coffee? In the pages of Homespun, Amish and Plain Mennonite women swap stories and spin yarns while we listen in. Lorilee Craker, bestselling author of Money Secrets of the Amish, collects these personal writings about hospitality, home, grief, joy, and walks with God. Hear from one woman who struggles with feeling inferior to her sister, from another about her longing for a baby, and from a third who accidentally bought stretchy material to sew her husband s pants. Each woman s story is a testament to the grace of God and the blessings of community.
Behind Amish romance novels and tourist spots and television shows stand real people, with longings and loves just like the rest of us. Every Amish and Mennonite woman has a story. In Homespun, you get to hear some of them.
My thoughts: Amish fiction has exploded in the last several years, giving us a very limited view of what it is like to live "Plain". I really enjoyed reading this book, since it was full of beautifully written accounts from Amish and Mennonite women, showing their struggles and victories, their insecurities and how they are a lot like the rest of us. This book shows how relate able these women are. It is a fun book for anyone interested in their culture.
I received this book from the publisher. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
About the Editor
Editor Lorilee Craker is the author of thirteen books, including Money Secrets of the Amish; Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter, and Me; My Journey to Heaven with Marv Besteman; and the New York Times bestseller Through the Story with Lynne Spears. Connect with her at LorileeCraker.com.