Simple Pleasures by Marianne Jantzi is a sweet book written by a young mother who is Amish. She shares her thoughts and reflections on everyday life with her family. Written in more of a diary form it is an interesting look in to this woman's life. I wish she had gone a bit deeper with back story because occasionally I got lost to where we were. Mind you this reads like a mother's personal thoughts about her family that she pens for her own enjoyment.I enjoyed the moments when Jantzi reflected on her role as a Mom and reminded herself how God gave her that gift to care for her family. I often need that reminder when in the thick of tough mommy days. You can really tell that she loves her family and this life the Lord has given her. This book gives us a unique glance into the life of simple family.
Young Amish homemaker Marianne Jantzi invites readers into her family's life and Amish community. The mother of four young children, 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 family 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. 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.
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