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Friday, April 8, 2011

Plain Wisdom by Cindy Woodsmall & Miriam Flaud Book Review

Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women 

From the publisher:  

Best-selling novelist Cindy Woodsmall might seem to have little in common with Miriam Flaud, a woman immersed in the culture of Old Order Amish. But with nine children and almost 60 years of marriage between them, Cindy and Miriam both have found the secrets to facing life with strength and grace. Whether enduring financial setbacks, celebrating new babies and times of prosperity, grieving the crushing losses in the deaths of family and friends, or facing disappointments with their respective communities—through it all they find guidance for each day by looking to God. 

With poignant recollections, unexpected insights, and humorous tales, the two women welcome you into their unique friendship.  You’ll also gain a rare glimpse into the traditions and ways of the Amish as Miriam recalls special occasions and shares family recipes throughout the book.

Plain Wisdom is a heartwarming celebration of God, womanhood, and the search for beauty that unites us all. So grab your cup and your quilt and settle in for a soul-comforting read with Plain Wisdom.

My Review:
I don't normally read non-fiction.  Mostly because I teach non-fiction as a home-school Mom.  It is one extravagance I enjoy is to sit down and enjoy something that can take me to another place or another time.

Even though this book is non-fiction, I loved this book!  It made me smile and encouraged me to the point of tears!  I wanted to say to the authors "YES, I'm there!" many times.  It is amazing how kindred spirits unite even when they come from totally different worlds.
I loved how the book also included some yummy recipes!
This book will be staying on my permanent shelf so that my girls will be able to read it when they are older.  Thank you for writing a book that will encourage so many!  
Blessings to you!  You are loved!

Note:  I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only.  This review has not been monetarily compensated.  The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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