When I signed up to read this book, I honestly thought it would be very different than it was. I pictured stories that read like an Amish romance novel. Lots of settings that were primitive and simple. I was blown away by the differences but also pleasantly surprised. This is not an old fashioned novel Amish/Mennonite book. It is true stories from modern women with strong faith and values. The ladies share their wisdom, heartbreaks and thoughts centered around the home. You will meet young women, older women, women who give motherly advice and even that yet some that feel like your best friend. This book was refreshing, simple and sweet. I've really enjoyed it. I think it feels almost like a devotional or advice book but reads more like sitting over coffee with a friend. I felt encouraged after reading this.
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About the book:
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.
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.
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